Cooperative Education Placement I


INF 3901Y, or Cooperative Education Placement I 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.


  • Student must have completed two required courses in their concentration
  • Students must have successfully completed INF3900H: Workplace Integrated Learning