Co-operative Education

An educational system that allows students to combine academic studies and practical work experience in their field of study to earn credit toward a degree. Co-op education programs vary widely in how and when you apply to them, how the university implements them, and how you obtain a practical work placement once enrolled. Ensure that you research all aspects carefully.

On eINFO, the following co-op definitions are used:

  • Not available: Co-op is not offered with that program.
     
  • Co-op program: The program is co-op only – you must complete a co-op work placement to achieve the degree.
  • Co-op option available with this program: When you apply to the program, you may choose whether to complete a co-op work placement.
  • Co-op available with a different program code:  The university does offer co-op with this program so you will need to apply using a different code. Return to the university’s list of programs and find the specific co-op program code.
  • Co-op or internship application available at the university after registration: To complete a co-op work placement with this program, you must apply to the co-op option after you are registered at the university in this program.
  • Co-op available by major: Co-op is only available with certain subjects of major interest within this program. Visit the university’s website or contact the university directly to obtain further information about which subjects have a co-op component.
  • Practicum or internship option available: You may choose whether to complete a practicum or internship placement when you enroll in the program.
     
  • Co-op or internship option available with this program: You may choose whether to complete a co-op or internship placement when you enroll in the program.