Increasingly, employers are looking for engineers with sound technological and scientific knowledge, who have a problem-solving and cost-effective approach, and who are mindful of the social, economic and environmental impacts of their projects.
– A mandatory paid internship of at least 4 months
– An integrating project every year; the final, major, project is worth 6 credits, giving graduates strong experience in engineering design
– Courses in the discipline from the first year, although the first year is similar to software engineering
– Enhanced supervision from the start of studies
– Accredited training aimed at mastering oral and written communication, as well as teamwork
– A mechanism ensuring the continuous management of the program’s quality
– Many opportunities for doing part of the training abroad
This program has been accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and provides admission to the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
The Software Engineering Co-op Program in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University offers students the opportunity to focus their studies on the skills needed to design and develop complex software systems while participating in 4 mandatory industrial work terms, leading to a B.Eng. degree with 16 months of paid professional work experience prior to graduation.
Co-operative education combines traditional, in-class education with supervised hands-on experience. Students alternate study and work terms and take on increasingly challenging work in a variety of industrial and research settings.