Computer Science and Mathematics-Science

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the joint honours bachelor of science in mathematics-science & computer science
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed all course requirements up to and including the semester you apply to CO-OP

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4

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

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

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

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

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
  • Amazon
  • Bank of Canada
  • BlackBerry
  • CIENA Corporation
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Caseware International Inc.
  • Cisco Systems Canada
  • Communication Security Establishment Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Ericsson Canada Inc.
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Health Canada
  • House of Commons
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Klipfolio
  • Microsoft Canada
  • Mitel Networks Corporation
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Shopify
  • Sonus Networks
  • Statistics Canada
  • StoneShare Inc.
  • Telepin Software
  • The Pythian Group
  • Thinkwrap Commerce
  • Treasury Board of Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Basic operations software
  • Database design
  • Data mining
  • Designing simple programs and extensions to existing programs
  • Detecting complex patterns
  • Developing statistical models
  • Interpreting statistical data
  • Mathematical and statistical analysis
  • Programming in several languages including C++, Java, Prolog, Assembler, Perl, Scheme and fourth-generation languages (4GL)
  • Project analysis and management
  • Work on designing complex software including for data transmission and networks
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

Academic coordinators
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