Co-op Student Information

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Co-op Duration per major (minimum duration to fulfil the requirement):

Engineering: 2 x 10 weeks + 2 x 14 weeks (total of 48 weeks)

Business: 12 weeks

Computing: 2 x 12 weeks (total of 24 weeks)

Co-Op Reporting and Evaluation Process Guide: Download Guide

Co-Op Reporting Process

Steps:

  1. Student enters their potential co-op on JobZone: http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student-home AND send the contract and job description to coopdubai@rit.edu according to the Subject Lines instructed (see Guide for details how to report on JobZone)
  2. If your Co-Op is approved, it will be verified on JobZone and you will be able to see it on your profile. If we need more information about your co-op, the Co-Op office will communicate with you (Co-Op will remain pending on JobZone)

Subject Lines for emailing your JD and contract/letter to coopdubai@rit.edu

Co-Op Term_ME_Student Full Name_CompanyName_Faculty advisor Last Name

Co-Op Term _EE_ Student Full Name_CompanyName_Faculty advisor Last name

Co-Op Term _BUS_ Student Full Name_CompanyName_Faculty advisor Last name

Co-Op Term _ IT_Student Full Name_CompanyName_Faculty advisor Last name

For example: Mechanical Engineering student Ahmed Mohamed doing co-op during Fall 2017 (2171 term) in “XYZ Engineers” company with faculty advisor Dr. Wael AbdelSamad will have subject line:

2171_ME_Ahmed Mohamed_XYZ Engineers_AbdelSamad

What’s new in Co-Op Reporting?

  • You only have 1 point of contact: the Co-Op office. We will send your final approval for the total co-op (contract and job description) to faculty advisors. You should not email your faculty advisor for job description approval. Faculty have been asked to ignore such requests.

Co-Op Evaluation Process-Students

  1. Up to 2 weeks before the end of the co-op, remind your employer/work supervisor to complete your evaluation form. *Evaluation link will be sent to you and your supervisor via automated email* Make sure that both yours and your employer’s evaluations are filled p.
  2. Upon completion of the co-op, pass by the Co-Op Office to discuss your experience
  3. Visit your faculty advisor and discuss the co-op experience and evaluation you received

Co-op Prerequisites per Major

Mechanical Engineering

Students must be in good academic standing. (CGPA >2.0)

Course pre-requisites:

  • MECE 110-Thermodynamics I
  • MECE 203, MECE 204- Strength of Materials I and Lab
  • EGEN 99: Co-Op prep course
  • MECE 211: Engineering Measurements Lab (from 2171 onwards)

Total duration: minimum of 48 weeks

Minimum duration of a single co-op placement: 10 weeks

Only full time co-op placements are permitted

Electrical Engineering

Students must be in good academic standing (CGPA >2.0)

Course pre-requisites:

The students must successfully finish the following courses before starting the first co-op:

  • EEEE 105: EE Practicum
  • EEEE 120: Digital Systems I
  • EEEE 220: Digital Systems II
  • EEEE 281: Circuits I
  • EEEE 282: Circuits II
  • EEEE 260: Semiconductor Devices (Desired but not required)
  • EGEN 99: Co-Op prep course

Computing & Information Technologies / Networking and Systems Administration

Students must be in good academic standing (CGPA >2.0)

  • Minimum of 49 unit hours towards your baccalaureate degree.
  • Minimum of 26 unit hours of Networking and System Administration core courses.
  • Course pre-requisites:
  • ISTE 230: Intro to Database and Data Modelling
  • ISTE 240:Web and Mobile II
  • NSSA 241: Intro to Routing & Switching
  • NSSA 221: System Admin I
  • ISTE 99: Co-Op Preparation Course

Computing Security (InfoSec)

Students must be in good academic standing (CGPA >2.0)

  • Minimum of 49 unit hours towards your baccalaureate degree.
  • Minimum of 26 unit hours of Computing Security core courses.
  • Course pre-requisites:
    • CSEC 101: Fundamentals of Computing Security
    • CSCI 243: The Mechanics of Programming
    • Math 182: Project Based Calculus II
    • NSSA 220: Intro to Scripting
    • NSSA 241: Networking I
    • CSCI 250: Concepts of Computer Systems
    • ISTE 230: Intro to database and data modelling
    • CSEC 99: Co-Op prep course

Business

Students must be in good academic standing. (CGPA >2.0)

First co-op can start as early as the end of Year 2.

Course prerequisite: MGMT 035: Co-Op prep course