GRADUATE LEVEL CO-OP

All Computing Science graduate students are eligible to apply and participate in up to 3 Co-op work terms. Depending on which program you are enrolled in, you may be eligible to receive academic credit. Interested students and employers, please contact the Graduate Co-op Coordinator or the Big Data Co-op Coordinator. 

Graduate Co-op Approval Forms and Guidelines are available by contacting the Co-op Coordinator.

SPECIAL NOTE : All Graduate ( Masters and PhD) students must contact the FAS Grad Co-op Coordinator, Afshan Basaria at abasaria@sfu.ca  prior to applying for Grad Co-op.

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    What is the process to participate in the co-op program?

     
    • Please apply 2 semesters before your intended work term. New graduate students should apply in their first semester.
    • The subsequent semesters should alternate academic semesters with Co-op work terms.
    • Graduate students may join Co-op at any point of their studies although students must finish their program on an academic semester.
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    I did Co-op as an undergraduate student. Do i have to pay the application fee again?

     

    Yes. Since the student is now in a different program, they have to pay the same fee as other students in that program

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    Can a Co-op student be a TA and work in a Co-op term at the same time?

     

    No. Since funding can be limited, students are unable to access both of these options in the same semester, even if the co-op term is on campus.

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    Are PhD students permitted to do multiple Co-op terms?

     

    Yes, up to three co-op terms, as long as they obtain approval from their faculty supervisor.

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    Can I do a co-op term in the same semester that I am scheduled to defend my thesis?

     

    No. Student must complete their program on an academic semester and commit their full attention to defending their thesis in their last semester.

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    If I am a thesis or PhD student, do I need to pay my term fee along with my co-op fee?

     

    No. When you secure a co-op position, you only need to pay the co-op tuition fee.

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    What grade will I receive for the Co-op course?

     

    Students will receive an "S" for Satisfactory or a "U" for Unsatisfactory. In cases where the student's work report doesn't meet the required standards, they may be given an extension to complete it.

  WORK IN SUMMER 2019 WORK IN FALL 2019 WORK IN SPRING 2020
PREPARATION TERM Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
SEEKING TERM (Applying for Jobs) Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019