Graduate co-op – Faculty of Engineering
Student and Cheryl examining bone structure in lab

Co-op for graduate students

Gain engineering work experience

Master’s and PhD students may complete 4 to 12 months of co-op experience in various types of organizations, including corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, startups and research institutions.

  • 368 (4-month) work-terms

    completed by grad students in 2022/2023

  • 126 unique companies

    hired our grad students

  • 117% growth

    of our grad co-op program over the previous year

What students are saying

  • “The services offered by McMaster’s Engineering Co-op & Career Services team have exceeded my expectations. Their proactive approach, tailored guidance, and extensive network have been instrumental in connecting me with valuable co-op opportunities and ensuring a seamless transition from academia to the professional world. I am immensely grateful for their exceptional services and unwavering commitment to student success.”

    Garima Mehta, MEng Systems and Technology, Siemens Ltd.
  • “Engaging in the co-op program and collaborating with industry professionals has led to substantial personal growth, shaping me into a more refined student and a better human as I reflect on my experiences, achievements, challenges, and setbacks.”

    Devam Trivedi, MEng Electrical and Computer, Bruce Power
  • “My co-op experience was a transformative journey, allowing me to build connections and delve into a field that aligned perfectly with my interests. As an international student, it provided me with invaluable exposure to the Canadian work culture, surpassing all my expectations.”

    Akshay Kumar Arumugasamy, MSc Computer Science, General Motors