Co-op Education (Physics)

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(902) 566-0336

The Physics Co-op program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience.  The Physics Co-op program consists of eight academic terms and a minimum of three work terms. It is available as an option for students in both the Major and Honours Physics Programs. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and their degree parchments.

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  • Stellar Astrophysicist
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Co-op Education Office
(902) 566-0336

Students interested in entering the Physics Co-op program should submit a completed application to the Physics Co-op Academic Director no later than the fall semester of their second year of study. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants must be full-time students in either a Major or the Honours Physics program, and must have a cumulative average of at least 70% in the required physics courses taken to date. Students will be admitted to the program based on their interest, aptitude, and assessed ability to combine successfully the academic requirements with the work-term requirements of the Physics Co-op program. Students not admitted may reapply at the next opportunity.

 

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Last Name:
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  • Wind Turbine Research Position
  • Oil Production Forecaster
  • Stellar Astrophysicist
  • Laser Thermal Therapist (Cancer Treatment)
  • Optical Fibre Polisher (Processes)
Co-op Education Office
(902) 566-0336

Academic course requirements for the Physics Co-op Major and Physics Co-op Honours are identical to those for the conventional degrees except for the inclusion of the work­‐term courses as follows: Physics 2800, Physics 3800, and Physics 4800 are required three­‐semester hour physics courses (these replace three general electives); and Physics 580 is an optional physics course with no semester­‐hours of credit awarded. Each of the first three work terms is preceded by a required non-credit career skills course (PHYS 2840, 3840 and 4840), which prepares students for their job search and readies them for the workplace.  Students admitted to the co­‐op program should consult with the department concerning their course selection.

CONTINUANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to the program must continue to be enrolled full-time (except while on work terms). Students are expected to maintain the minimum academic performance as may be specified for the applicable Physics Major or Honours program. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a required course will be placed “on notice” for the next academic semester. Students who do not meet these standards for two consecutive academic semesters may be dismissed from the program. Dismissal from, discontinuance of, or failure of a work-term course may result in immediate withdrawal from the Physics Co-op program.

WORK TERM REQUIREMENTS

Satisfactory fulfilment of the work-term component of the Physics Co-op program requires:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of three work terms in approved, academically-related, paid employment situations of 12 to 16 weeks duration;

  2. Fulfilment of other requirements specified by the Department of Physics, such as participation in career skills courses.

Although successful work-term placement is not guaranteed by the University, every reasonable effort is made to assist Physics Co-op students. In the event that a placement outside the University is unsuccessful, the option to complete the work term within the Physics Department will be considered.

REGISTRATION AND GRADING

It is the responsibility of the students to register for the career skills and work-term courses. These courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

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Last Name:
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  • Oil Production Forecaster
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Co-op Education Office
(902) 566-0336

Dr. Doug Dahn
Director, Physics Co-op
Email: dahn@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 566-0599
Office: Duffy Science Centre, 409 

Megan MacLean
Job Development Coordinator
Email: megmaclean@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 628-4315
Office: Robertson Library, 229

Administrative Support
Email: co-op@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 566-0336
Office: Robertson Library, 228

Overview

The Physics Co-op program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience.  The Physics Co-op program consists of eight academic terms and a minimum of three work terms. It is available as an option for students in both the Major and Honours Physics Programs. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and their degree parchments.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in entering the Physics Co-op program should submit a completed application to the Physics Co-op Academic Director no later than the fall semester of their second year of study. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants must be full-time students in either a Major or the Honours Physics program, and must have a cumulative average of at least 70% in the required physics courses taken to date. Students will be admitted to the program based on their interest, aptitude, and assessed ability to combine successfully the academic requirements with the work-term requirements of the Physics Co-op program. Students not admitted may reapply at the next opportunity.

 

Program Requirements

Academic course requirements for the Physics Co-op Major and Physics Co-op Honours are identical to those for the conventional degrees except for the inclusion of the work­‐term courses as follows: Physics 2800, Physics 3800, and Physics 4800 are required three­‐semester hour physics courses (these replace three general electives); and Physics 580 is an optional physics course with no semester­‐hours of credit awarded. Each of the first three work terms is preceded by a required non-credit career skills course (PHYS 2840, 3840 and 4840), which prepares students for their job search and readies them for the workplace.  Students admitted to the co­‐op program should consult with the department concerning their course selection.

CONTINUANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to the program must continue to be enrolled full-time (except while on work terms). Students are expected to maintain the minimum academic performance as may be specified for the applicable Physics Major or Honours program. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a required course will be placed “on notice” for the next academic semester. Students who do not meet these standards for two consecutive academic semesters may be dismissed from the program. Dismissal from, discontinuance of, or failure of a work-term course may result in immediate withdrawal from the Physics Co-op program.

WORK TERM REQUIREMENTS

Satisfactory fulfilment of the work-term component of the Physics Co-op program requires:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of three work terms in approved, academically-related, paid employment situations of 12 to 16 weeks duration;

  2. Fulfilment of other requirements specified by the Department of Physics, such as participation in career skills courses.

Although successful work-term placement is not guaranteed by the University, every reasonable effort is made to assist Physics Co-op students. In the event that a placement outside the University is unsuccessful, the option to complete the work term within the Physics Department will be considered.

REGISTRATION AND GRADING

It is the responsibility of the students to register for the career skills and work-term courses. These courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Co-op Staff

Dr. Doug Dahn
Director, Physics Co-op
Email: dahn@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 566-0599
Office: Duffy Science Centre, 409 

Megan MacLean
Job Development Coordinator
Email: megmaclean@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 628-4315
Office: Robertson Library, 229

Administrative Support
Email: co-op@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 566-0336
Office: Robertson Library, 228

Overview

The Physics Co-op program is an integrated approach to university education which enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students are able to apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience.  The Physics Co-op program consists of eight academic terms and a minimum of three work terms. It is available as an option for students in both the Major and Honours Physics Programs. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the program will have the notation entered on their transcripts and their degree parchments.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in entering the Physics Co-op program should submit a completed application to the Physics Co-op Academic Director no later than the fall semester of their second year of study. Early applications are encouraged. Applicants must be full-time students in either a Major or the Honours Physics program, and must have a cumulative average of at least 70% in the required physics courses taken to date. Students will be admitted to the program based on their interest, aptitude, and assessed ability to combine successfully the academic requirements with the work-term requirements of the Physics Co-op program. Students not admitted may reapply at the next opportunity.

 

Program Requirements

Academic course requirements for the Physics Co-op Major and Physics Co-op Honours are identical to those for the conventional degrees except for the inclusion of the work­‐term courses as follows: Physics 2800, Physics 3800, and Physics 4800 are required three­‐semester hour physics courses (these replace three general electives); and Physics 580 is an optional physics course with no semester­‐hours of credit awarded. Each of the first three work terms is preceded by a required non-credit career skills course (PHYS 2840, 3840 and 4840), which prepares students for their job search and readies them for the workplace.  Students admitted to the co­‐op program should consult with the department concerning their course selection.

CONTINUANCE REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to the program must continue to be enrolled full-time (except while on work terms). Students are expected to maintain the minimum academic performance as may be specified for the applicable Physics Major or Honours program. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a required course will be placed “on notice” for the next academic semester. Students who do not meet these standards for two consecutive academic semesters may be dismissed from the program. Dismissal from, discontinuance of, or failure of a work-term course may result in immediate withdrawal from the Physics Co-op program.

WORK TERM REQUIREMENTS

Satisfactory fulfilment of the work-term component of the Physics Co-op program requires:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of three work terms in approved, academically-related, paid employment situations of 12 to 16 weeks duration;

  2. Fulfilment of other requirements specified by the Department of Physics, such as participation in career skills courses.

Although successful work-term placement is not guaranteed by the University, every reasonable effort is made to assist Physics Co-op students. In the event that a placement outside the University is unsuccessful, the option to complete the work term within the Physics Department will be considered.

REGISTRATION AND GRADING

It is the responsibility of the students to register for the career skills and work-term courses. These courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Co-op Staff

Dr. Doug Dahn
Director, Physics Co-op
Email: dahn@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 566-0599
Office: Duffy Science Centre, 409 

Megan MacLean
Job Development Coordinator
Email: megmaclean@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 628-4315
Office: Robertson Library, 229

Administrative Support
Email: co-op@upei.ca
Phone: (902) 566-0336
Office: Robertson Library, 228

Want more information about Co-op Education (Physics)? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
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Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers: 
Wind Turbine Research Position
Oil Production Forecaster
Stellar Astrophysicist
Laser Thermal Therapist (Cancer Treatment)
Optical Fibre Polisher (Processes)
Course Level: 
Co-op Courses
Courses: 
COOP-2110 Co-Op Career Skills 1-A
This course offers introductory career skills training to prepare co-op students for their first work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 1.5 semester hours Restriction: Student must be accepted to the Co-op Program.
COOP-2120 Co-Op Career Skills Part 2
This course is a continuation of Co-Op 2110.
PREREQUISITE: Coop-2110
COOP-2210 Co-Op Work Term 1
This portion is for the students who are on their first work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-3110 Co-Op Career Skills 2
This course explores topics at the 3000 level.
COOP-3210 Co-Op Work Term 2
This is the second part of a student's work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-4110 Co-Op Career Skills 3
This course deals with topics at the 4000 level.
COOP-4210 Co-Op Work Term 3
This is the third part of student's work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-5210 Co-Op Work Term 4
This is an optional work term for students.

Calendar Courses

COOP-2110 Co-Op Career Skills 1-A
This course offers introductory career skills training to prepare co-op students for their first work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 1.5 semester hours Restriction: Student must be accepted to the Co-op Program.
COOP-2120 Co-Op Career Skills Part 2
This course is a continuation of Co-Op 2110.
PREREQUISITE: Coop-2110
COOP-2210 Co-Op Work Term 1
This portion is for the students who are on their first work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-3110 Co-Op Career Skills 2
This course explores topics at the 3000 level.
COOP-3210 Co-Op Work Term 2
This is the second part of a student's work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-4110 Co-Op Career Skills 3
This course deals with topics at the 4000 level.
COOP-4210 Co-Op Work Term 3
This is the third part of student's work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-5210 Co-Op Work Term 4
This is an optional work term for students.

Calendar Courses

Co-op Courses

COOP-2110 Co-Op Career Skills 1-A
This course offers introductory career skills training to prepare co-op students for their first work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 1.5 semester hours Restriction: Student must be accepted to the Co-op Program.
COOP-2120 Co-Op Career Skills Part 2
This course is a continuation of Co-Op 2110.
PREREQUISITE: Coop-2110
COOP-2210 Co-Op Work Term 1
This portion is for the students who are on their first work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-3110 Co-Op Career Skills 2
This course explores topics at the 3000 level.
COOP-3210 Co-Op Work Term 2
This is the second part of a student's work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-4110 Co-Op Career Skills 3
This course deals with topics at the 4000 level.
COOP-4210 Co-Op Work Term 3
This is the third part of student's work term.
3 hours credit
COOP-5210 Co-Op Work Term 4
This is an optional work term for students.
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