Starting fall 2016, undergraduates in Civil & Environmental Engineering may apply to participate in UMass Lowell’s Professional Co-op Program. The Co-op program, a partnership between Academic Departments, the University and employers, provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to integrate periods of full-time, meaningful work experience in between relevant CEE coursework.
Professional Co-op is
- A structured, selective, voluntary program for students who are in good academic standing
- A three-phase academic program coordinated and supervised by Co-op Staff, in full partnership with CEE faculty. All three phases are required
- Available to CEE students as soon as sophomore year
How it works
CEE students in first or second-semester Sophomore year may apply to the program and once accepted, take the required Co-op Prep Class (Professional Development Seminar, ENGN.2100) the following semester.
During the PDS, students interview for and accept co-op positions the following semester.
Students go out on a six-month either July-December after their sophomore year OR January-June after their first semester Junior year (depending on track).
After completion of a co-op experience, students must complete the designated a follow-up class (Co-op Assessment, ENGN.3100/3200).
CEE students successfully completing the full Professional Co-op Cycle may substitute the full cycle for one Technical Elective.
For more information about CEE undergraduate professional co-op contact Jessica Paquin, assistant director for co-op for the College of Engineering or view the Professional Co-op webpages.