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You have an option to apply to join the co-op program, which is a competitive process. Information on the application process to co-op will be provided during the first of your program.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program provides a combination of theoretical and practical courses in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering. This is a full-time, two-year course of studies. Upon successful completion of the first year, students select one of four options to complete the diploma requirements.

For more information on the program, including an overview of the curriculum, visit Electrical and Computing Engineering Technology.

Program schedule

Students are available three times a year in the Electrical and Computing Engineering Technology program. They can start a co-op position in January, May or September and are available for four, eight or 12 months.

Intake Fall Winter Spring/Summer
September Level 1 Level 2 Co-op 1
Co-op 2 Level 3 Break
Level 4
January Level 1 Break
Level 2 Co-op 1 Co-op 2
Level 3 Level 4

Employers may submit job postings year round. However, the co-op office normally solicits job descriptions in October for the January placement period and in January for the summer placement period.

Student profile & capabilities

Co-op students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering diploma share a common first year where they develop skills which include the following competencies:

  • Circuit Analysis
  • Programming
  • Electronic Design
  • Digital Design
  • Calculus and Physics

Co-op job titles

  • Electrical Engineering Co-op
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Lab Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Software Designer

Student testomonial

“My Co-op work term at Molsen Breweries has been an incredible learning experience. Not only did it help me to decide my option, but it also gave me a feel for the real work environment. I encourage all students to participate in the Co-op Program.”


Student testimonial

“The Instrumentation position allowed me to work at a variety of BC Hydro facilities, which always brought with it new challenges and rewards. Without the BCIT Co-op Program, I never would have known that this position existed. But because of my participation in the Co-op program, I now have a better understanding of the job market and my future career options.”


Employer testimonial

“The Co-op Program provides an excellent opportunity for employers to perform an extended interview. Many Co-op students end up being re-hired upon completion of their degrees or certificates. Students graduate with industry experience, which makes them more employable.”