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Program Structure

Student typically enter the Co-op program in the Fall or Winter of their second year of study (see Apply for Co-op) and will complete three, 12-16 week, full-time, paid work terms prior to graduation. Students participate in Career Skills workshops prior to each work term and the combination of one set of modules and one work term, will provide three semester hours of credit toward your degree. Please note that graduation requirements for the various programs may differ. Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for more information or contact the Co-op Office.

Two suggested paths to completing your Co-op designation are included below (note this is for those students entering Co-op in their second year of study):

Five-year Option 

Year of study

September - December

January - April

May - August

Year One

Academic

Academic

Free

Year Two (accepted into Co-op in the Fall)

Academic

Academic

Free

Year Three

Academic

Academic

Work Term #1

Year Four

Academic

Work Term #2

Work Term #3

Year Five

Academic

Free

Graduate

 


Four-Year Option (optional accelerated path)

Year of study

September - December

January - April

May - August

Year One

Academic

Academic

Free

Year Two (accepted into Co-op in the Fall)

Academic

Academic

Work Term #1

Year Three

Academic

Work Term #2

Work Term #3

Year Four

Academic

Academic

Graduate

Please note this path would require students to take courses while on work terms.

These structures are recommended options. Co-op students are encouraged to take advantage of work term opportunities all year round and plan academic courses according to the schedule you have selected through consultation with the Co-op Office. Co-op students are required to complete their co-op academic program on an academic term and complete all co-op program requirements prior to graduation in order to acquire the Co-operative Education designation.

For each credit and accompanying work term, students must submit a project (either a work term journal or research report-dependent on the program of study) for final course grading by the Academic Director.

Please review the Student Guide to UPEI Co-operative Education for more details.

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