Real-World Learning

In 1906, the University of Cincinnati founded the nation’s first-ever cooperative education program. Since then, UC and the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) continue to innovate co-op to develop the best engineers to make a difference in the real world.

With ties to more than 1,300 employers, from industry to research opportunities, UC’s Co-op Program places students directly into the professional field. You will complete five, full semesters of co-op, gaining a year and a half of professional experience before graduation.

With real-world experiences at firms and research centers across the country and around the world, our students graduate with skills and confidence to turn ideas into reality, solving tomorrow’s problems today and seeking out new challenges.

Why is co-op essential to an engineer's education?