For the regular co-op program

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also offers the co-op undergraduate program stream that integrates academic study with university approved industrial experience. Graduation from this program requires satisfactory performance in both areas. The schedule of study and work terms is outlined below and a student choosing the co-op program stream will follow it.

Year/Term
Fall
Winter
Summer
Home Universities
Certificate Obtained
Year 1 (Lower Division)
Study Term 1
Study Term 2
Free
Dalhousie or any of Associated Universities
 
Year 2 (Lower Division)
Study Term 3
Study Term 4
Free
Dalhousie or any of Associated Universities
Diploma of Engineering
Year 3 (Upper Division)
Study Term 5
Work Term 1
Study Term 6
Dalhousie University
 
Year 4 (Upper Division)
Work Term 2
Study Term 7
Work Term 3
Dalhousie University
 
Year 5 (Upper Division)
Study Term 8
      Bachelor in Engineering with Co-op Designation

Co-operative education is based on the principle that an academic program combined with work experience in alternating terms, is desirable for effective professional preparation. Work term employment, which varies from sector to sector and location to location, allows students to acquire experience in their areas of career interest, while study terms are devoted primarily to fundamental and theoretical studies. These practical experiences and academic studies complement each other.

Students interested in participating in the Co-op Program, should be aware that work terms exist in a variety of public and private settings. Students compete for jobs four months prior to the start of the work term. Students will be assisted by the Dalhousie University Engineering Co-op Office, and efforts will be made to find suitable opportunities for eligible students. There are, however, no assurances that each student will secure a Co-op position. Students with high CGPAs, enthusiasm, and professional potential have typically had the greatest success in securing Co-op work terms. If a student does not get a placement for a work term, he/she may have to switch back to the non co-op program.