All programs in the Department of Physics & Astronomy have an available co-op option. The first work term will be in the winter of second year (after your 2A term). The typical sequence is as follows:

Program Year

1

2 3 4 5
Schedule

Fall - 1A

  • Study

Winter - 1B

  • Study

Spring

  • Off

Fall - 2A

  • Study

Winter 

  • Co-op 1

Spring - 2B

  • Study

Fall

  • Co-op 2*

Winter

  • Co-op 3*

Spring - 3A

  • Study

Fall - 3B

  • Co-op 4

Winter

  • Study

Spring

  • Co-op 5

Fall - 4A

  • Study

Winter - 4B

  • Study

* Co-op 2 and 3 can be completed by one eight month placement or two four month placements. 


Professional Development (PD) courses 

  • A total of four PD courses are required to graduate with the co-op distinction.
    • PD 1 is completed during your 2A term (before your first co-op term). In this course you will learn how to make a resume, the job application process, interview tips, and more. 
    • PD 11 is completed during your first co-op term. In this course you will learn how to write and submit a work term report.  
    • The remaining two PD courses will be taken during subsequent co-op terms. 

      >> Full Professional Development program details

      >> Additonal PD resources

Work term reports 

  • Four work term reports must be completed to graduate with the co-op distinction. 
    • Your first work term report will be completed as part of PD 11.
    • All Honours Physics Co-op students are required to submit 2nd, 3rd and 4th work term reports.
    • Your subsequent work term reports must be submitted, in hard copy, to Linda Kelly 5 days after the start of classes in the term following your work term placement.
    • Your work term report must follow the Faculty of Science Work Term Report Guidelines