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


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.


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.