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Physics

What do I need to be accepted into the Physics Co-op Program?

Physics students must maintain an average of at least 70% and must be enrolled in or have completed at least 30 and no more than 60 credit hours (including current semester of study) towards a Science degree. You will have successfully completed five Physics courses (at least three at the 200 level), three Math courses (at least one at the 200 level), and two Computer Science courses (must include UNIX and C programming). You must be a full-time student in the semester prior to starting a work term.

What types of jobs are available to Physics Co-op students?

You can work as a Researcher, Engineering Assistant, Computational Physicist, Medical Physicist, Analyst, Professor's Assistant, and more. You might work in the Medical Physics department of the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, as an Applied Computational Physicist for SGI, or conducting Basic Research for TRIUMF.

How many work terms will I do?

Four, with an optional fifth work term.

How much can I earn during a work term as a Physics Co-op student?

Salaries for Physics Co-op students typically range from $2200 per month to $3200 per month, or about $14 to $20 per hour. Some employers may also offer a moving allowance.

Do I need to write a Work Term Report?

Yes, you are expected to submit a work term report. 
 
Am I charged a fee to do Co-op?
 
Yes you will be charged if you get a placement. Fees will be assessed in the semester that the student is registered in their work term.