Mechanical Engineering

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you invest in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put his or her academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6.0 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study giving them a strong academic background to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

CO-OP students in Mechanical Engineering may choose between three programs of study:

  • Engineering Management
  • Combined program in Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering

 

Students are assigned to their first placement after two and a half years of intensive academic courses, in which they master the basic principles of design, thermodynamics, mechanics, computer-aided design (CAD), resistance analysis, computer programming and technical report writing. This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.

 

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
5StudyStudy-

Sequence 3 - available to students hired for 8-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3Work 4-
5StudyStudy-
Examples of tasks at work
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Design
  • Manufacturing techniques
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Preliminary design calculations
  • Project management
  • Research
  • Technical calculations (elementary analysis of resistance, energy balance)
  • Writing technical reports
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