Biotechnology

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the integrated bachelor: Honours BSc in Biochemistry / BASc in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all your first-year and second-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory third-year fall and winter courses

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

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudy-
3StudyStudyWork 1
4StudyWork 2Study
5StudyStudyWork 3
6Work 4Study-

Sequence 2

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudy-
3StudyStudyWork 1
4StudyWork 2Study
5Work 3StudyWork 4
6StudyStudy-

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
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Spartan Bioscience Inc.
  • University of Ottawa
Student salaries
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.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please make sure to submit your cover letter or letter of transmittal through the CO-OP Navigator by the deadline for submission.

Academic coordinators
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