INF3901Y Cooperative Education Placement I
Cooperative Education Placement is worth 1 FTE and spans the summer following a student's first year in the program, and the fall term of their second year. It comprises the student’s 8 month work placement in their field of interest/concentration, and the completion of a number of deliverable throughout that placement.
Workplace-integrated-learning is the umbrella term used to describe educational experiences that combine periods of in-class study with actual workplace experiences. Examples of workplace-integrated learning include internships, practicums, and co-operative education.
As the name suggests, co-operative education describes the three way partnership that is established through negotiation, contractual agreements, and ongoing communication between the student, the employer and the university.