The Biomedical Engineering Co-operative Education Program provides our undergraduates the opportunity to complete a 6-month, paid co-op while finishing all degree requirements within four academic years.
Experiential learning, such as a co-op position, can play a critical role in training and education, especially in engineering, as a vital complement to what is learned in the classroom and the laboratory. Co-ops provide students with opportunities to tackle real-world problems with real-world constraints, which are frequently lacking in academic exercises. Co-ops also allow students to develop and hone their professional skills, expand their professional network, and build their resume.
BME students who participate in this program will:
From a company’s perspective, supporting a co-op allows:
The program was officially launched at the start of 2019 thanks to participation from the following companies:
We are in discussions with over 40 other companies to further grow and develop this exciting new program!