All Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Waterloo participate in the co-operative work/study program. Co-op education combines formal classroom teaching with on-the-job experience. The student employment rate in Mechanical Engineering has been close to 100% in recent terms, particularly for students in the later years of the program. 

For more information on Mechanical Engineering co-op sequences and wages, please visit:

The Co-operative Education department on campus provides students with professional career guidance, contacts potential employers and arranges on-campus job interviews for co-op students. 

International Industrial Training Program

Launched on December 6, 2004, the International Industrial Training Program provides 1st year Mechanical Engineering students with an opportunity to receive training in various technical skills related to Mechanical Engineering at an international school. For further information click on the link above or contact the coordinator of this program, Professor S. Bedi