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Co-operative Education

Continuation Requirements

Once admitted to the Co-operative Education option, students must meet the general continuation requirements and program-specific requirements as described below to participate in job application through the Co-operative Education placement process.

General Continuation Requirements

All students must:

  • Maintain full-time status in each study term;
  • Meet the academic standards required to continue in their degree program;
  • Obtain a Sat grade in all work-term courses;
  • Maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada.
Program-Specific Continuation Requirements

In addition to the general continuation requirements described above, students must meet specific requirements for continuation in the Co-operative Education option of their particular degree program.

Aerospace Engineering, Architectural Studies, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Civil (includes Management), Communications Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering (includes Integrated Manufacturing), Software Engineering, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering

Students must:

  • Maintain a CGPA of 8.00 or better;
  • Successfully complete all required first-year courses including CCDP before beginning the first work placement;
  • Students must be eligible for third-year standing when they return for a study term after their first work placement.
Anthropology and Sociology
  • Students must maintain a CGPA of 9.0 or better to continue in the co-op option.
Applied Physics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biology and Biotechnology, Biology and Physics, Biostatistics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry and Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Computational Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Computer Mathematics, Computer Mathematics Information Technology, Earth Sciences, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics with Specialization in Stochastics, Neuroscience, Physics and Statistics
  • Students must maintain a CGPA of 8.00 or better, and an overall CGPA of 6.5 or better.
  • Students must participate in a minimum of three work terms, at least two of which are consecutive.
Computer Science (including Software and Computing, Management and Business Systems, Software Engineering, Network Computing, Information Systems Security, Bioinformatics, Psychology, Law), Computer Science and Mathematics, Computer Statistics
  • Students must maintain a CGPA of 8.00 or better, and an overall CGPA of 8.0 or higher.
  • Students must have a major CGPA of 8.00 or higher and an overall CGPA of 8.00 or higher.
Industrial Design
  • Students must maintain a CGPA of 8.00 or better in industrial design core courses and an overall CGPA of 6.5 or better.
Information Technology
  • Students must maintain a CGPA of 8.00 or better.
  • Students must have obtained an overall CGPA of 8.00 at the end of the first three terms of study if applying to do their first work term in the summer following the second year of study;
  • Students must have obtained and maintained an overall CGPA of 6.5 and a major CGPA of 8.0 at the end of the first five terms of study, for the purposes of entry to any work term following completion of the third year of study;

Note: students participating in the Co-operative Education program are limited to a maximum registration of 0.5 credit during a work term, with the exception of Public Affairs and Policy Management students, who are permitted to register in the 1.0-credit Honours research essay/project during a work term.

It is expected that students will not register in an academic course that conflicts with their hours of work.