Engineering Co-ops

The Martin D. Walker School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics now offers a Co-Op track, which includes a three-session sequence during completion of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree. A Co-Op program is an extended, paid internship where students work for three non-consecutive semesters: one fall semester, one spring semester, and one summer term. The Co-op provides full-time work during the three Co-op terms, in addition to eight semesters of classes at the University. Olivet offers the Co-Op track to combine practical on-the-job experiences with the classroom training of a four-year college curriculum.

    Co-op Benefits

    • Reach graduation with over a year of industry experience.
    • Earn $22-35K during college from your co-op salary. (salaries vary based on employer)
    • Zero tuition bills during the semesters of your co-op segment. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Olivet co-op students maintain full-time registration as an Olivet student during their co-op. No tuition dollars are charged to the student during their full-time co-op semester. Because of this, any federal or state grants, ONU scholarships/aid, or student loans, are held in waiting for their return to campus after the semester away. (regular student fees apply)


    Housing situations vary depending on the policy of the company you are working for at the time. Often, companies will provide a co-op student with a housing stipend. Some larger companies will sublease apartments or college dorm rooms near their facility and make those available for co-op students. If neither options are provided by the host company, the co-op student is responsible for their own housing situation. Students who secure a co-op near Olivet, have the option to continue on a room and board plan. (regular fees apply)

    Average Pay reports that nationally, a Mechanical Engineering Intern averages $16.86 an hour, which would equate an annual salary of $46,350. reports Engineering Co-Ops in the Chicago region, earning an annual average of $58,279. In the Indianapolis, IN area co-ops average $54,590 per year. Louisville, KY area co-ops average $52,208.