Civil Engineering

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the BASc in Civil Engineering program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all your first-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory second-year fall and winter courses
  • Obtain a minimum mark of D+ in ENG 1112

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4

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

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

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

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

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Bellai Construction
  • Citek
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Sault Ste-Marie
  • Clark Construction Management
  • Coffrages Synergy
  • Colliers Project Leaders
  • Concentric
  • Construction B.G.P.
  • Dragados Canada Inc.
  • EXP Services Inc.
  • Ed. Brunet & Associates Canada Inc.
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Englobe Corporation
  • Enviro Services
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Giatec Scientific Inc.
  • HTS Engineering
  • J.F. Sabourin & Associates Inc.
  • Keller Engineering Associates Inc.
  • Lascelles Engineering & Associates Ltd.
  • Ledcor Group
  • Louis W. Bray
  • Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project
  • PCL/ED a Joint Venture
  • PCL Construction Management Inc.
  • Pomerleau Inc.
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • R.W. Tomlinson Limited
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
Examples of tasks at work
  • AutoCAD
  • Computer programming (numerical modelling)
  • Design techniques in their field of specialization
  • Field engineering
  • Laboratory analysis and testing (materials)
  • Project management
  • Surveying
Student salaries
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please make sure to submit your cover letter or letter of transmittal through the CO-OP Navigator by the deadline for submission.

Academic coordinators
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