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Co-op Education

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Cooperative Educational Experience

The Co-op Program offers students the opportunity to apply their engineering knowledge in industry and develop the necessary skills to be successful engineers after graduation. The program is designed to be flexible, to include faculty oversight, and to be connected to other disciplines.


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.

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The Career Services & Cooperative Education Center is very actively involved in coordinating with Co-op faculty and in recruiting companies for full-time, internships and co-op positions.

For any questions regarding the Co-op Program, please contact:

Kayla Reeves
Mechanical Engineering Professional Co-op Coordinator

Co-op Spring 2020 Drop-In Office Hours:


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.

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.

Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.