University of Dayton School of 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.


  • 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.
Cooperative Education Student Handbook 2017

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Cooperative Education, Nancy Chase, Director

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