Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Honours BSc in Physics program or the Honours with Major in Physics
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all course requirements for first and second year of the program

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.

Note: Once you are officially admitted to the co-op program, in other words, once an offer of admission has been sent to you from the CO-OP Office, you must attend a mandatory workshop before accepting your offer of admission. Please note that this workshop takes place in March of your 2nd yea and you must make yourself available and register.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

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

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

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
3StudyWork 1Work 2
4Work 3StudyWork 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
  • Communication Research Centre Canada
  • Defence Research and Development Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Flexus Electronics
  • Health Canada
  • Lumentum
  • Measurement Canada
  • Mitel Networks Corporation
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Treasury Board of Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Data analysis
  • Laboratory measurements
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Problem-solving
  • Scientific calculations
  • Technical writing
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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