A student must DECLARE his/her major before the Co-op Application form can be approved. UNDECLARED and INTENDED program majors are not eligible for Co-op. To declare your program visit www.kpu.ca/declaration or book an appointment with an advisor in your faculty.
How to Apply
Applications for the Co-op program are accepted all year around. Full details can be found on the Apply to Co-op page.
The Bachelor of Technology – Information Technology degree is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Degree students can complete a minimum of three work terms while completing their degree. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters but may also be available part-time over an 8 month continuous (parallel) placement. Work semesters alternate with academic study.
Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:
- Declaration into the Bachelors of Technology in Information Technology program.
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Maximum 75 completed credits
Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements:
Continuation in the co-op option requires:
- Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to 75 credits
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Instructor permission*
* Instructor permission - Upon completion of COOP 1101, students must meet and maintain ALL Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements of his/her program in order to remain in the Co-op program. For most programs this includes a minimum cumulative GPA (including all transfer credits and undergraduate courses that may apply to their program), successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to 75 completed credits (prior to 30 completed credits for diplomas) and instructor permission.
Instructor permission can take into feedback from the COOP 1101 instructor and assignments, feedback from other KPU instructors (including attendance, behaviour, and participation) and suitability as an ambassador of the Co-op program. Students may meet the GPA and credit requirement but access to Co-op may be withheld or removed if instructor permission is not granted.
In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
BTech Program Information
Please click here for a detailed description of what you can expect from the BTech Program.
BTech Co-op Employment
Btech Co-op students have been employed with a variety of industries such as the federal and provincial governments, municipalities, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. Student have held various titles such as:
- Desktop Analyst
- Computer Programmer
- Software Engineer
- Network Analyst
- IT Technician
- Gamer Development Software Engineer
“Enrolling in Co-op was the best move I made. My instructor walked me through the process and was very helpful along the way. Co-op allowed me to get my foot in the door in a field I wanted, with no experience. After my work term the company hired me and I work in a field doing what I love!” - Daniel Leung - Information Technology Co-op student
To learn more about the Bachelors of Technology in Information Technology Co-op Program, please contact: