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.
|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|
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.
Work Term Reports
Work term reports are technical documents that are written by students and are expected to reflect work accomplished during the corresponding work terms. They serve to provide students with experience in technical writing, and to prepare them for the types of communication that they will encounter most often as professional engineers. Students who have entered the program from September 2010 onwards require completion of three work reports with grades of at least 65%. Detailed information on work term reports, including deadlines and the feedback process, can be found on the appropriate Learn site for NE 250, NE 350 and NE 450 courses or contact the Work-Term Report Coordinator. Information can also be found about these courses on the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar. The Guidelines for Nanotechnology Engineering work term reports can be accessed through the NE Sharepoint site however this might not be the most up to date version so always refer to the appropriate Learn site.
Professional Development for Engineers (PD)
All Engineering students are required to complete a set of five Professional Development (PD) courses (two core and three electives) during work terms. These courses focus upon the development of professional communication and project management skills and are intended to help students advance their careers and adapt to the work-place world. Additional information about these PD courses may be found at: www.watpd.uwaterloo.ca