B. Eng Work Term Cycles

Engineering and Computer Science students, in all streams and disciplines, are eligible to participate in co-op.  The program offers students the flexibility to customize a curriculum that combines academic study and work terms in a way that suits student goals. The McMaster Engineering Co-op program is optional: even if a student does not complete the required 12 months of work experience, the student will still graduate with the respective Degree, provided all academic requirements have been met. (The only difference would be the absence of the “Co-op” designation from the academic transcripts.)

Co-op work terms MUST coordinate with the academic terms. For this reason the work term durations are as follows:

     

  • May: 4 (all students and disciplines). 12. and 16 months ( senior students only)
  • Septemer: 8 or 12 months (senior students only)
  • January: 12 months (final year)

 

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Examples of possible Co-op work terms are outlined below:

4 Year B.Eng Co-op Sequence

Option 1 Level 1 Summer Co-op (W1) Level 2 Summer Co-op (W2) Level 3 Summer Co-op (W3) Level 4
(graduating year)
 
Option 2 Level 1 Summer Co-op (W1) Level 2 Summer Co-op (W2) Level 3 12-16 month Co-op
May Start (W3)
Level 4
Summer Vacation 8-12 month Co-op September (W4)
Option 3 Level 1 Summer Co-op (W1) Level 2 Summer Co-op (W2) Level 3 Summer Co-op (W3) Level 4 Fall Session 12 month Co-op January (W5) Level 4
Winter Session

 

 

5 Year B.Eng Co-op Sequence

Option 1 Level 1 Summer Co-op Level 2 Summer Co-op Level 3 Summer Co-op Level 4 Summer Co-op Level 5
(graduating year)
 
Option 2 Level 1 Summer Co-op Level 2 Summer Co-op Level 3 Summer Co-op Level 4 12-16 month Co-op
May Start
Level 5
Level 4 Summer Vacation 8-12 month
Co-op
September start
Option 3 Level 1 Summer Co-op Level 2 Summer Co-op Level 3 Summer Co-op Level 4 Summer Co-op Level 5
Fall Session
12 month Co-op January Start Level 5
Winter Session