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Cooperative Education: Engineering

Complement Your Degree with Experience

You can work in industry, business or government areas and alternate your full-time semesters of studies with your full-time, paid work experiences. Many co-op students stay with the same employer throughout their program. Approximately 80 percent of our co-op employers are located in the Dayton and the Southwest Ohio regions.

Introduction to Engineering Co-op Seminar

Sophomores and juniors interested in our engineering cooperative education program should register for COP200 seminar. Sophomores can substitute this for their 200-level departmental professional development seminar.

Click here for COP200 Seminar course description


  • You must be a full-time student in an engineering or engineering technology program with a minimum GPA of 2.3.
  • Students generally begin the interview process during the first semester of sophomore year (third semester of study). The first term of work can begin no earlier than the second semester of the sophomore year (fourth semester of study). Co-op placement should begin no later than mid-junior year.
  • Transfer students can co-op after completing one semester as a full-time student. Part-time students are not eligible.
Accepting an Offer!
  1. Immediately inform the co-op office of your acceptance
  2. Complete Your Acceptance form and email it to the co-op office
  3. Cancel any previously arranged interviews or appointments
Co-op Acceptance Form

Cooperative Education, Nancy Chase, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0252