Engineering Physics

Many students have trouble deciding which career path they should take--especially in a field as diverse as Engineering Physics. The Engineering Physics Co-op gives students an opportunity to sample different work places within this varied field as four work terms are integrated into the academic schedule. Students get to take on different challenging roles within various local and international companies and research facilities. Our employers are on the cutting edge technology sectors: alternative fuel cell research, aerospace, electronics, nanotechnology, optics and photonics, biotechnology, software development, robotics, automation, and more!

Application Deadlines

Apply in YearApplication Deadline Date
1Wednesday, August 1, 2018

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Application Requirements

  • Be admitted into the Engineering Physics Program
  • Have a minimum average of around B- (68%)
  • Be a full-time UBC (Vancouver) student in good academic standing in mathematics, English and the sciences
  • Met or in the process of meeting the Communication Requirement
  • Good communication skills, and a responsible, mature attitude
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and time management
  • Demonstrated interest in your chosen field
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Lower Mainland

Work-Term Schedules

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2        -
2 Study Term 3 Work Term 1 Study Term 4
3 Study Term 5 Study Term 6 Work Term 2
4 Work Term 3 Study Term 7 Work Term 4
5 Study Term 8 Study Term 9        -

The above schedule is highly recommended by the Co-op Program in order for students to complete their program within the shortest time frame.  

Sample Jobs and Companies

Ballard Power Systems
R&D, Fuel Cell Testing
Microsemi (PMC Sierra)
Semiconductors and circuit board design
BC Cancer Research Centre
Research Assistants / Instrument Design
TRIUMF
Particle and Nuclear Physics research
D-Wave
Development of Quantum Computers, simulations and problem solving
Laser Zentrum Hannover (Germany)
Laser and optics research
Robert Bosch (Germany)
R&D of various mechanical components and engines
General Fusion
Plasma Engineering
INTEL
Embedded Systems Engineer
Tesla Motors
Mechanical design / Vehicle Engineering

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Made a mistake on your application?

Just log into SCOPE and edit your application. For technical support contact science.coop@ubc.ca.

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