The Co-operative Education Program offers students the opportunity to combine their classroom experiences with related work experiences. Students who apply and are accepted into the Co-operative Education Program must successfully complete at least three paid work experiences interspersed throughout the four-year Honours program. The experience gained while participating in these structure and supervised work placements is viewed as an integral component of the student's educational program.
The Co-operative Education Program is available for the following degrees:
- Physics co-op
- Physics with thesis co-op
- Physics (medical physics) co-op
- Physics (medical physics) with thesis co-op
- Interdisciplinary arts and science co-op
Undergraduate Academic Requirements:
- must maintain a minimum cumulative average of 65%, and
- must obtain a minimum major average of 65%, and
- must not have more than one outstanding grade <50% on their transcript.
Upon completion of a co-op program, students will be able to:
- Apply confidently for employment with an appropriate resume (both professional and technical), cover letter and interview preparation.
- Articulate links between classroom theory and workplace practice.
- Achieve greater clarity regarding their academic and career goals, as well as personal strengths, weaknesses and preferences.
- Demonstrate critical workplace professional skills such as:
- Acquisition, application and integration of knowledge;
- Research skills, including the ability to define problems and access, retrieve and evaluate information (information literacy);
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills;
- Responsible behaviour to self, others and society;
- Interpersonal and communications skills;
- Teamwork, personal and group leadership skills;
- Articulate a greater understanding of workplace culture.
- Build, maintain and use networks of contacts in their chosen career field.
- Make an effective contribution in the workplace.