Co-op in Master of Science in Computer Science

Co-operative Education is an academic program that integrates study with paid, discipline related work experience. Co-op students gain an enriched understanding of their academic program through practical application. In addition they refine their employability skills, gain an understanding of career opportunities in their field, and gain an understanding of the realities of the workplace.

Master of Science in Computer Science students complete 2 four-month work terms. Students enrol in Co-op in September of their 1st year of study. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

All Co-op students attend workshops and receive one-on-one coaching in job preparation skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, business ethics, and more.

Each Co-op work term is a non-credit course, with applicable tuition fees, that is recognized on the student's transcript of marks.

For further details on Co-op, please visit the Co-op website.

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Student Testimonial

"When I joined Acadia back in January 2008, my intention was to achieve a Master's in Computer Science by performing a quality research under the guidance of the qualified professors, as well as to prepare myself for the software development industry in Canada. The Co-op program at Acadia provided me a wonderful opportunity in this regard. Through the Co-op program, I was able to work into some well-known Canadian companies as a programmer and to gain invaluable experience about the professional projects, deadlines and overall working environment in the technology sector in Canada. These experiences enhanced my resume, increased my self-confidence and directly helped me to qualify for my present job. Also I really enjoyed staying for two consecutive Co-op terms in Ottawa and Waterloo which helped me to discover the rich cultural heritage of Canada. I truly believe that choosing the Co-op option during my Master's in Acadia is one of the best decisions I have made."

Md Shafayat Rahman
'11 Master of Science in Computer Science (Co-op Option)

Co-op Work Terms
        - Software Developer, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Ottawa, ON
        - Embedded Software Developer, Research In Motion, Waterloo, ON

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