Software Engineering (Mandatory CO-OP)

Admission requirements
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (with a work permit)
  • Be registered full-time
  • Follow the CO-OP sequence and the faculty course sequence
  • Must be in good academic standing (based on Faculty of Engineering policies)

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.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of Study Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Study Work 1
2 Study Work 2 Study
3 Work 3 Study Work 4
4 Study Study Work 5
5 Study - -

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 8-month terms with the same company

Year of Study Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Study Work 1
2 Study Work 2 Work 3
3 Study Study Study
4 Work 4 Study Work 5
5 Study - -

Sequence 3 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of Study Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Study Work 1
2 Study Work 2 Study
3 Work 3 Work 4 Work 5
4 Study Study -
5 Study Study -

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
  • Amazon
  • BlackBerry
  • CIENA Corporation
  • Canada Border Security Agency (BSA)
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Fuze
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Kinaxis
  • Klipfolio
  • Mitel Networks Corporation
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Nokia
  • Open Text AG
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Shared Services Canada
  • Shopify
  • Statistics Canada
  • Stingray
  • Teksavvy
  • Teldio
  • TripAdvisor Media Group
  • You.i
Examples of tasks at work
  • Database design
  • Design simple programs and extensions to existing programs
  • Develop complex software applications, including data transmission and network software
  • Mathematical and statistical analysis
  • Program in languages such as C++, C#, Java, Python, HTML, Javascript and Ruby on Rails
  • Project analysis and management
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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