Co-op is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The University monitors student progress during co-op placements. Employers supervise and evaluate job performance.

Experience Co-op  – Student Brochure

Flip through our Experience Co-op Brochure to learn more about Co-op Education at Brock University.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate co-op students are required to complete a minimum of three four-month co-op work terms to graduate with the co-op degree. Students can work up to five work terms.

You must apply to the University through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Check the section marked ‘Co-operative Education’ when completing the form. Do not check the regular degree program.

Refer to the Brock Viewbook for admission requirements by program. Meeting the minimum average does not guarantee admission. Applicants not accepted to a co-op program will automatically be considered for admission to the regular degree program.

If you are enrolled in a full-time regular program, typically after Year One, you may apply for admission to co-op with no more than 5.0 credits at the time of applying.

  • Students with more than 5 university academic credits will not be considered for the program under this application.
  • Application review and selection will begin in mid-June.
  • Applicants may be called for a personal interview before a final decision can be made.
  • Candidates will be assessed based on a number of criteria and a spot is not guaranteed.
  • Spaces are limited and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee success.
  • Applications will not be considered complete unless the following documents are uploaded
    • a completed and signed “Declare/Change Major” form.  The form can be found here.
    • a copy of your unofficial transcript (unofficial – a print screen is sufficient
  • Applicants can also include supporting documentation e.g. ExperienceBU summary, resume, certificates

Accounting students please note: A minimum major average of 85% is required for an application to be considered.

Admission to co-op from Year 1 is competitive and subject to the following conditions:

  • You must meet the honour standing of your degree program (typically, 70 per cent in major and 60 per cent in non-major). Meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission. Spaces will be filled by applicants with the highest averages first.
  • You must be a full-time student.
  • You must be able to legally work in Canada.
  • A personal interview may also be required.

Other factors that may influence admission: 

  • The number of co-op positions that become available as other students withdraw or are removed from the program;
  • The number of positions the Co-op Education Office anticipates will be available for students from a particular degree program;
  • Assessment of candidate suitability done through an interview process.