Bachelor of Science (BSc)Offered by:
Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts & Science
The Physics Co-op program gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will work for firms where you may:
- Perform spectroscopy work
- Take measurements of solar cells
- Develop software or computer interfacing protocols
- Develop models to predict the behaviour of lasers and optics systems
- Test survey hypotheses
The Physics Co-operative program is offered to students who are enrolled in the BSc Specialization programs in Physics. Students interested in applying for the Physics co-op should refer to section 24 of the Undergraduate Calendar where a full description of the admission requirements is provided.
Academic content is very similar to that of the regular programs, with some specific recommendations for courses to improve the students' job skills. While it is hoped that most of the positions will be in the Montreal area, students must be prepared to work in other parts of Canada.
Students are supervised personally and must meet the requirements specified by the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Institute for Co-operative Education in order to continue their studies in the co-op format.
Liaison between the student, the employers, and the Institute for Co-operative Education is provided by the Physics co-op committee, which includes the student's advisors.