All students in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo participate in the co-operative work/study program. Co-op education combines formal classroom teaching with "on-the-job" experience. Six work terms, consisting of two four-month and two eight-month periods, are required of every student. Five work-term performance evaluations with ratings of "Marginal" or better are required prior to graduation. Nanotechnology Students are placed in Stream 4: Students who are assigned to Stream 4 complete four months of academic study (term 1A) before going into industry for the first work term, starting in January.



Fall            Winter       Spring       
Year one 1A 1B Co-op 1
Year two 2A Co-op 2 2B
Year three Co-op 3 Co-op 4 3A
Year four 3B Co-op 5 Co-op 6
Year five 4A 4B n/a

For a more detailed view into the terms, please see our extended course schedule.

Finding a Job

Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) offers a simple and comprehensive employment process for students and employers. CEE maintains an employment pool, with employers both external and internal to the university, to which students apply via an online job search and application tool known as WaterlooWorks. Details about the application process can be found on the CEE website.

Offered or looking for a job outside WaterlooWorks? Please see this link for detailed information about the process.