Student Availability

Canada-Japan Co-op students are available year round 4 to 12 months starting in January, May or September unless a Japanese employer has alternate or special requests.

For more information about student availability please contact Yuko Nemoto, Program Assistant at coop.japan@ubc.ca, or by phone at (604) 822-6579.


Student Disciplines and Specializations

Undergraduate and graduate students are available in a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Engineering – Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, Civil, Integrated, Chemical, Computer, Software
  • Science – Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
  • Business – Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration, Human Resources
  • Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences – Asian Studies and Languages, International Business, International Relations, Public Policy, Information Management

Students in the Masters of Engineering programs from the aforementioned disciplines are also available.


Student Salary Averages of Participating Students in 2017-2018:

Discipline Students Average Salary (Yen/Month)
Business 1 150,000
Engineering 38
Aerospace 150,000
Biomedical 152,000
Chemical 116,667
Computer 163,600
Electrical/Electronics 156.625
Geological 170,000
Industrial 161,250
Integrated 170,000
Materials 150,000
Mechanical/Mechatronics 122,000
Petroleum 205,000
Software 190,000
Sciences 12
Biotechnology 70,000
Cognitive Systems 156,000
Computer Science 165,000
Molecular 70,000
Physics 120,000

Total

51

146,563

Note: As of Aug 29, 2018, 147,000 yen equals approximately CAD $1,700.00