Co-op Program

Company logos from Chemical Engineering Co-op Employers 2017-2022
Our co-op students have worked with top employers including Cabot, Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Medtronic and many others.

The Chemical Engineering department has a flexible Co-Op program that is coordinated through the UMass Lowell Career & Co-op Center. Technical elective credit can be obtained for professional-level experience in the Co-op program. For more information contact Dr. Nese Orbey.

A Professional Co-op is:

  • A three-phase academic program coordinated and supervised by Co-op Staff, in conjunction with faculty affiliated with each participating college
  • A structured, selective, voluntary program for full-time students who are in good academic standing

Flexibility

This flexible program is beneficial to students and easy to manage by the academic programs and local business community. There are part-time and full-time co-op opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Academic credit is based on hours worked. Co-op students can earn money in the program and, at the same time, lessen the academic course load.

Connectivity

The Co-op Program is well integrated within other academic and business programs, complementing them effectively. The bustling Merrimack Valley industrial economy, with its many high-technology companies, is actively involved in the Co-op Program.

The Co-op Program is a distinguishing element of the total UMass Lowell experience. It offers a high degree of technical excellence and training, as well as innovative and practical hands-on approaches to preparing graduates for the technical job market.

Supportive Environment

Are you a current student interested in participating in the undergraduate program? The best way to connect with a Co-op advisor is to utilize their convenient virtual drop-in hours.

Meet Our Co-Op Students

Graduate Master's Co-op

Co-opThis Engineering Department participates in the Graduate Master's Co-op Option in Engineering. For detailed information about the Master's Co-op Program, additional eligibility criteria, curriculum requirements, important dates, and application process, please see the Graduate Catalog Engineering Co-op page.

Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.