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Honours Physics Co-op (B.Sc.)


Admission Note


Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, and completion of Level II of an Honours program offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0. Information about the program and the selection procedure may be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education Office and the Chair of the Committee of Instruction.

Program Notes


  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms which must be spent in physics related placements.
  2. Students must be registered full-time and take a full academic work load as prescribed by Level and Term.
  3. Students are required to complete SCIENCE 2C00  and SCIENCE 3C00  before the first work placement and are strongly recommended to complete SCIENCE 2C00  in Level II.
  4. Students interested in computational and theoretical physics and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: MATH 2R03 , 2T03 , PHYSICS 3A03 , 3C03 , 3N03 , 4B03 , 4G03 , plus six additional units from Levels III, IV Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics.
  5. Students interested in experimental physics and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: ENGPHYS 3BA3 , 3BB3 , 3N03 , 4B03 , 4E03 , 4F03 , 4K03 .
  6. Completion of PHYSICS 2G03  is required by the end of Level III and is recommended in Level II.

Requirements


121 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units


Completed prior to admission to the program

Level II: 31 Units


  • Completion of any Level II Honours Physics program

Level III


Consists of academic studies (Fall Term), Co-op Work Term (Winter Term), and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Level IV


Consists of academic studies (Fall and Winter Terms) and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Fall and Winter Terms: 30 units:


15 units

from

  • EARTHSC 3V03
  • EARTHSC 4V03
  • EARTHSC 4Z03
  • Levels III, IV Astronomy, Biophysics, Mathematics, Physics courses
9 units

  • Electives (See Program Notes 4 and 5 above.)

Spring/Summer Term:


Work Term

Level V


Consists of Co-op Work Term (Fall Term) and academic studies (Winter Term)

Fall Term:


Work Term

Winter Term: 13 units:


9 units

  • Electives (See Program Notes 4 and 5 above.)

Co-op Program Chart


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

Level III 17 units from
Academic Level III
+
SCIENCE 2C00  (if not
already completed) and SCIENCE 3C00 

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0 

 

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0 

 
Level IV 15 units from
Academic Level III
15 units from Academic
Level IV

Work Term

SCIENCE 4WT0 

 
Level V

Work Term

SCIENCE 5WT0 

 
13 units from
Academic Level IV