Many of our students choose Co-op as part of their Materials Engineering program. Placements can be local, in the Lower Mainland, across Canada or International.

Students in the past year did work terms with a wide variety of organizations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario as well as the USA, Germany and other international locations, including:

  • Acuren
  • AMEC Earth & Environmental
  • Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • EVRAZ Inc.
  • Novelis Inc.

MTRL alumni told us…

In a recent survey of alumni, many recommended Co-op as an excellent way to get experience ahead of graduation and be better prepared to compete in the job market.

Source: Online survey, MTRL alumni who graduated since 2000 (December 2011).

Industy distribution 2010/2011


For more information, please visit the Co-op website: UBC Engineering Co-op