Cooperative Education Program (Co-op)

The Cooperative (Co-op) Education Program assists students in pursuing an optional program of work while studying in the College of Engineering. Students can find co-op positions independently or by using ECRC resources such as Engineering Careers, by 12twenty, a web-based recruiting system. A co-op search is the same as any other job search—students apply to organizations and then may be invited to interview.

Students in the Co-op program are registered students at the University and will be enrolled in Engineering 400: Cooperative Education Engineering. The student’s co-op work semester(s) are entered on the transcript and becomes part of the student’s academic record. Co-op students do not receive credit – co-op is zero credit hours. You are not charged for credit hours but will be charged a fee for enrollment. However, you are considered a full-time student, loans are deferred, email accounts remain open, etc.

Need help? Email coe-intern-coop@umich.edu 

Search for co-op opportunities by using the resources below.

How to Register Your Co-op

*Note for International Engineering Students, click here for CPT approved courses

Attendance at a CoE Co-op Seminar is required to begin the enrollment process for ENGR 400. Further information for your next steps will be provided during the session you plan to attend.

To RSVP for an upcoming seminar, please login to your Engineering Careers, by 12twenty account and select “Events” in the left-hand menu. Please note that the Winter registration deadline for ENGR 400 is January 18, 2023.

Co-op students are registered by the ECRC for the terms they are working. A co-op assignment will appear on your transcript and there is a registration fee each work term. You must be registered by the ECRC to be on an official co-op assignment. Please see link below for additional information.