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Electrical Undergraduate Professional Experience

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Why do co-op?

The electrical engineering program offers paid, full-time co-operative internship opportunities. Our students and alumni can’t say enough about how taking part in co-op transformed their education, their careers and their lives. It’s no surprise. Studies have shown that the benefits of co-op are vast, including opportunities to: 

  • Develop crucial skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership.
  • Experience first-hand exactly what engineering employers expect.
  • Broaden your professional network and make lasting industry connections.
  • Gain an edge in today’s competitive job market.

As part of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to work for leading companies in technology, automotive and energy, such as Bell Mobility, Siemens Canada, Honda Canada Manufacturing, Toronto Hydro and Ontario Power Generation – building your network and your confidence along the way.

$43,000 average annual
co-op income

8-16 months of

Contact Information

The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science co-op office is the primary contact for all questions related to:

  • Job postings, applications and interviews
  • Job accommodation needs
  • Co-operative internship program events and workshops
  • Ryerson’s Co-op Portal troubleshooting

Yvonne Cordwell, co-operative internship administrator, is the primary contact for all questions related to the:

  • Co-operative internship program enrolment application process

 ENG-478
416-979-5000 ext. 5052

If you prefer to gain paid experience in research rather than in industry, visit our Undergraduate Research Internship Program page.

Edwin Philippe Alegre

“My internship and faculty mentors at Ryerson helped me understand where I want to go in life and what my true ambitions are. Without the exposure to different viewpoints and different experiences, I would not have been able to do that.”

Edwin Philippe Alegre
Electrical Engineering ’18, MASc Candidate


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Ryerson NEXT

A free leadership program for second-year engineering and architectural science students, Ryerson NEXT’s workshops will give you the opportunity to zero in on your professional goals, and develop crucial communication and interpersonal skills. Apply to NEXT if you’re interested in the co-operative internship program in the future.

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Are you an employer?

Visit our Employers & Industry Partners page to find out how you can connect with FEAS by hiring our co-op students, getting to know our experts, and more.