IGM requires two full semesters of co-op for our undergraduate degrees, subject to the following requirements:
- Students must 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.