Computer Engineering

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you invest in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put his or her academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study giving them a strong academic background to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

By the time they begin their first work term, CO-OP students in Computer Engineering have successfully completed courses in

  • Mathematics (linear algebra, integral and differential calculus, statistics)
  • Vector mechanics
  • Programming
  • Electronics
  • Economics
  • Technical writing
  • Computer, software and electrical engineering

 

They then go on to study microelectronics, basic programming and computing, after which they can specialize in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, digital signal processing, and network design and security. Several courses include laboratory work where students use the most up-to-date equipment to put their knowledge into practice. This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.

 

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
5StudyStudy-

Sequence 3 - available to students hired for 8-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3Work 4-
5StudyStudy-
Examples of tasks at work

[Example tasks Intro]

  • Assembly programming
  • Debugging hardware components
  • Design of CPUs and CPU controls
  • Firmware development
  • Network design and implementation
  • Software design, debugging and programming
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