IGM requires two co-op blocks (350 hours minimum for each block) for our undergraduate degrees, subject to the following requirements:
- Students must attend either a co-op orientation (offered each semester) or enroll in IGME 99: Co-op Preparation Workshop BEFORE going on co-op.
- Read Section 14 on co-ops in your undergraduate handbook: [GDD Handbook | NMID Handbook]
- Take the following classes before going out on co-op:
- GDD: IGME-106, IGME-220, IGME-209
- NMID: IGME-102, IGME-230
- Do not plan on ending on a co-op, i.e., finishing your classes before your last co-op.
If you have completed meaningful job experience before you were eligible for co-op, you might be eligible to have a co-op waived. Contact your academic advisor and/or the IGM Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Anthony Jefferson.
There is no co-op requirement for MS Degree students. Co-ops may be done by MS students, but are considered optional for the degree program.
What type of jobs can I do for co-op?
Co-ops must be related to your chosen field of study. The majority of approved co-ops involve software development, which includes:
- Application Development
- Mobile Applications
- Website Design and Development
- Game Design and Development
- Quality Assurance and Software Testing
- Visualization and/or simulation
- User Experience / User Interface (Analysis, Design & Development)
There are many kinds of technical activities that are associated with software design and development.
If you have any questions, please contact Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services and the IGM Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Anthony Jefferson.
If you have any questions, please contact Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services and the IGM Graduate Program Coordinator Jessica Bayliss.