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Mechanical Undergraduate Professional Experience

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Why do co-op?

The mechanical 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 Canada, such as IBM, GE Power and the Department of National Defence – building your resumé, your network and your confidence along the way.

$48,000 average annual
co-op income

8-16 months of

Contact Information

The FEAS 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

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

  • co-operative internship program enrolment application process

 EPH-300
 416-979-5303

Dr. Donatus Oguamanam, co-operative internship faculty advisor, is the primary contact for all questions related to the:

  • co-operative internship program enrolment application decision for mechanical engineering and mechatronics students
  • co-op report that you submit upon completion of your co-op placement

 EPH-302
 416-979-5000 ext. 7490

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

Ali Asad

“Co-op helped me find out which aspects of engineering I most want to pursue. The experience inspired me to take courses in project management and sensor technology to set myself up for a rewarding career after graduation.”

Ali Asad
Mechanical Engineering ’20

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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 to 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.