Cooperative Education (Co-op)

What is cooperative education (co-op)?

Cooperative education (co-op) is full-time, temporary employment in your field of study that enables you to connect classroom learning with professional work experience. Co-op at Wentworth is a graduation requirement. All undergraduate day division students must successfully complete two co-op semesters (COOP 3500, COOP 4500) in order to graduate.

Eligibility for co-op is determined by your class standing and cumulative GPA (minimum 2.0).

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Co-op at a Glance

All undergraduate day students complete 2 required co-op semesters—one during the junior year and one during the senior year.

  • COOP3500 - Cooperative Education 1
  • COOP4500 - Cooperative Education 2

Students have the option of completing an optional co-op (COOP3000) during the summer between the sophomore and junior year. This co-op, however, cannot be applied toward the co-op graduation requirement.

Credits Required

Co-op Course

Class year

Optional or Mandatory

COOP3000

Sophomore (32-63 credits)

Optional (not Architecture)

COOP3500

Junior (64-95 credits)

Mandatory

COOP4500

Senior (96+ credits)

Mandatory

COOP5000

Senior (96+ credits)

Optional

Applied Mathematics majors (3-year program) will complete their COOP 3500 during the Summer semester of their sophomore year.

Architecture majors will complete their COOP 3500 during the Spring semester of their sophomore year and their COOP 4500 during the Summer semester of their junior year (no COOP 3000).

Students may complete an optional co-op (COOP 3000) during the summer between the sophomore and junior year. This co-op, however, cannot be applied toward the co-op graduation requirement.

COOP 5000 requires Co-op + Career Advisor approval. COOP 4500 is a pre-requisite for COOP 5000. You may register for COOP 5000 more than once.

Co-op Timeline


Fall

Spring

Summer

1st YEAR

1

2

2nd YEAR

3

Arch Required 1

Optional Co-op

Math 3 year Required 1

3rd YEAR

5

Co-op Required 1

Arch Required 2

Math 3 year Required 2

Electromechanical Required 1

Math 4 year Required 1

4th YEAR

Co-op Required 2

Math 4 year Required 2

Electromechanical Required 2

5th YEAR BELM

9

10

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