Undergraduate Professional Co-op

Undergraduates in Civil & Environmental Engineering may apply to participate in UMass Lowell’s Professional Co-op Program. The Co-op program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to integrate periods of full-time, meaningful work experience in between relevant CEE coursework.

What Is a Professional Co-op?

  • 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
  • CEE students may apply to the program as soon as their sophomore year
  • Students go out on a six-month, full-time co-op either July-December after their sophomore year OR January-June after their first-semester Junior year (depending on track)
  • CEE students successfully completing the full Professional Co-op Cycle may substitute the full cycle for one Professional Elective

For more information about CEE undergraduate professional co-op contact Kathleen Vaillancourt, assistant director for co-op for the College of Engineering or view the Professional Co-op Program.

For students seeking industrial experience, please download the Industrial Experience Contract.

Graduate Master's Co-op

This 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.