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Honours Physics Co-op (B.Sc.)


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Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission is by selection, and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 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 including:

0-3 units


from

0-3 units


from the following courses, if not completed in Level I

Note:


Information about the program and the selection procedure may be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education 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  prior to the Fall Term of Level III. Students are required complete SCIENCE 3C00  before the first work placement.
  4. Students interested in computational and theoretical physics and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: DATASCI 3ML3 MATH 2LA3  (or MATH 2R03  if they plan to take Level III Mathematics courses for which it is a prerequisite), 2T03, PHYSICS 3A03 , 3C03 4B03 , 4F03 4G03 , plus six additional units from Levels III, IV, V Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics.
  5. Students interested in experimental physics and especially those considering postgraduate studies in this area should take the following courses: DATASCI 4X03 , ENGPHYS 3BA4, 3BB4, PHYSICS 3N04 .
  6. Students interested in geophysics should consider taking EARTHSC 2E03 , 3V03  and 4V03 .
  7. Completion of DATASCI 2G03  (or PHYSICS 2G03) is required by the end of Level III and is strongly recommended in Level II.

Requirements


120 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: 30 Units


  • Completion of any Level II Honours Physics program including:

Level III


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

Fall Term: 15 units:


0-3 units

from the following courses, if not completed in Level II

6-9 units

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

Winter Term:


Work Term

Spring/Summer Term:


Work Term

Level IV


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

Level V


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

Fall Term:


Work Term

Winter Term: 15 units:


6 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

15 units from Academic Level III
+
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 

 
15 units from Academic Level IV  

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