Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is a five-year educational program where students alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time work in areas related to their academic studies and career interests. The Co-op Program assists students in clarifying their career aspirations while experiencing the connection between the theories learned in the classroom and applied in the workplace.

A Co-op student's first year is dedicated to completing first-year academic requirements and attending the required Stevens Career Center (SCC) workshops to understand the rotational nature of the program, prepare for the recruitment process, and gain an understanding of workplace expectations. Over the course of the second through fourth years, Co-op students alternate semesters of study with semesters of full-time employment. The fifth year is devoted to full time study and completing the course requirements of the undergraduate degree.

The many benefits of participating in cooperative education include having the opportunity to explore your career interests by working for different employers and gaining knowledge and skills while receiving compensation for full-time employment.


The Co-op Program is available to full-time undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the engineering or science disciplines. Students must commit to completing a minimum of three Co-op work terms, over five years, (2) meet with their advisor to follow a five-year schedule, (3) attend the required Stevens Career Center (SCC) workshops, and (4) pay the required Co-op course enrollment fee. All first-year course requirements must be completed, and students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.20 GPA.

For more information, contact, 201.216.5166, or visit the Career Center on the 6th Floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center.