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Co-operative Education at Ryerson

Co-operative education integrates academic studies with career-related work experience with relevant companies and agencies. Co-operative education gives students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience, to earn competitive salaries that partially offset the cost of their education, and to help clarify career objectives. The co-op experience serves to enhance opportunities for full-time employment upon graduation.

The Office of Co-operative Education, opens in new window assists students in finding appropriate co-op work experiences by seeking and forming relationships with potential employers; preparing students for the job search and career planning process; managing the co-op employment process to help as many students find work as possible; monitoring students and employers during work terms; and assisting in the development of co-op programs at Ryerson.

All work terms are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Alphabetical List of Co-Operative Programs - being updated. Check programs for revised WKT.

Sequence of Academic and Work Terms

The following tables show the sequence of academic and work terms for co-operative programs at Ryerson. Schedules are subject to revisions.

Accounting & Finance (Accounting Majors) 

This co-op sequencing is for students admitted Fall 2018 and before. Students admitted Fall 2019 and after please see revised co-op sequencing below.

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 143 or WKT 160 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 243 or WKT 260- Work Term II 6th Semester
Year 4 WKT 343 or WKT 360- Work Term III 7th Semester WKT 443 or WKT 460 - Work Term IV
Year 5 8th Semester -- --

Revised co-op sequencing begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2019.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester WKT 143 or WKT 160- Work Term I 4th Semester
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 243 or WKT 260- Work Term II 6th Semester
Year 4 7th Semester WKT 343 or WKT 360 - Work Term III WKT 443 or WKT 460- Work Term IV
Year 5 8th Semester -- --

Accounting & Finance (Finance Majors)

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 143 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 243- Work Term II 6th Semester
Year 4 WKT 343 - Work Term III 7th Semester WKT 443 - Work Term IV
Year 5 8th Semester -- --

Architectural Science

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 106 - Work Term I
Year 4 WKT 206 - Work Term II WKT 306 - Work Term III WKT 406 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Biology

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III
Year 4 WKT 605 - Work Term IV or 6th Semester 6th Semester or 7th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester --

Biomedical Sciences

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III
Year 4 WKT 605 - Work Term IV or 6th Semester 6th Semester or 7th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester --

Business Management - Economics and Management Science

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 125 - Work Term I
Year 4 WKT 225 - Work Term II WKT 325 - Work Term III WKT 425 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Business Management - Entrepreneurship

Revised sequencing begins Fall 2018 for students admitted Fall 2016.

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 124 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 224 - Work Term II 5th Semester WKT 324 - Work Term III
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 424 - Work Term IV  --
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --


Revised sequencing begins Fall 2019 for students admitted Fall 2017 and after.
 

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 WKT 124 - Work Term I 5th Semester WKT 224 - Work Term II
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 324 - Work Term III WKT 424 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Business Management - Global Management Studies

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 147 - Work Term I
Year 4 WKT 247 - Work Term II 7th Semester WKT 347 - Work Term III
Year 5 WKT 447 - Work Term IV 8th Semester --

Business Management - Human Resources Management

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 120 - Work Term I WKT 220 - Work Term II
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 320 - Work Term III WKT 420 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Business Management - Law and Business

For students admitted Fall 2018 and prior. Students admitted Fall 2019 and after, see revised sequencing below.

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 131 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 231 - Work Term II WKT 331 - Work Term III
Year 4 6th Semester 7th Semester WKT 431 - Work Term IV
Year 5 8th Semester -- --


Revised sequencing begins 2019 for students admitted Fall 2019 and after.  

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 131 - Work Term I WKT 231 - Work Term II
Year 4 6th Semester 7th Semester WKT 331 - Work Term III
Year 5 WKT 431 - Work Term IV 8th Semester --

Business Management - Marketing Management

This co-op sequence is for students admitted Fall 2020 and before. Students admitted Fall 2021 and after see revised sequence below.  

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 135 - Work Term I
Year 4 7th Semester WKT 235 - Work Term II WKT 335 - Work Term III
Year 5 8th Semester WKT 435 - Work Term IV --

This co-op sequencing is for students admitted Fall 2021 and after:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester  
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester  
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 135- Work Term I WKT 235- Work Term II
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 335- Work Term III WKT 435- Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester  

Business Management - Real Estate Management

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 117 - Work Term I
Year 4 WKT 217 - Work Term II 7th Semester WKT 317 - Work Term III
Year 5 WKT 417 - Work Term IV 8th Semester  

Business Technology Management

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 100 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 200 - Work Term II 5th Semester WKT 300 - Work Term III
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 400 - Work Term IV WKT 502 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Chemical Engineering Co-Operative Program

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 401 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 500 - Work Term II 5th Semester WKT 501 - Work Term III
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 601 - Work Term IV WKT 602 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Chemistry

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III
Year 4 WKT 605 - Work Term IV or 6th Semester 6th Semester or 7th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester --

Computer Science

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 103 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 203 - Work Term II 5th Semester WKT 303 - Work term III
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 403 - Work Term IV WKT 503 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --


The following shows the alternative sequence of academic and work terms.

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 103 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 203 - Work Term II
Year 4 WKT 303 - Work Term III WKT 403 - Work term IV WKT 503 - Work term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

English

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st semester 2nd semester --
Year 2 3rd semester WKT 150 --
Year 3 WKT 250 4th semester WKT 350
Year 4 5th semester 6th semester --
Year 5 7th semester 8th semester --

Financial Mathematics

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III
Year 4 WKT 605 - Work Term IV or 6th Semester 6th Semester or 7th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester --

 

History

  Fall  Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1  1st semester  2nd semester  --
Year 2  3rd semester  WKT 150  --
Year 3  WKT 250  4th semester WKT 350
Year 4 5th semester  6th semester  --
Year 5
 7th semester
 8th semester  

Hospitality and Tourism Management

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 112 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 212 - Work Term II 5th Semester --
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 312 - Work Term III WKT 412 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Mathematics and its Applications

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III
Year 4 WKT 605 - Work Term IV or 6th Semester 6th Semester or 7th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester --

Medical Physics

This co-op sequence is for students admitted Fall 2020 and before. Students admitted Fall 2021 and after see revised sequence below.  

Option 1:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III
Year 4 WKT 605 - Work Term IV 6th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Option 2:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester
WKT 505 - Work Term II
Year 4 WKT 506 - Work Term III WKT 605 - Work Term IV
WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

Option 3:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester
WKT 505 - Work Term II
Year 4 7th Semester
WKT 506 - Work Term III WKT 605 - Work Term IV
Year 5 WKT 606 - Work Term V 8th Semester --

These revised WKT sequences are for students admitted Fall 2021 and after.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below:

Medical Physics  
Fall Term Winter Term Spring/Summer
Term

Year 1

1st Semester 2nd Semester Off

Year 2

3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I

Year 3

5th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II WKT 506 - Work Term III

Year 4

6th Semester or
WKT 605 - Work Term IV
6th Semester or 7th Semester WKT 606 - Work Term V

Year 5

7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester or Completion of Credits  
Medical Physics 
Option 2
Fall Term Winter Term Spring/Summer
Term
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester Off
Year 2
3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II
Year 4 WKT 506 - Work Term III 7th Semester or WKT 605 - Work Term IV WKT 606 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester or 8th Semester 8th Semester  
Medical Physics 
Option 3
Fall Term Winter Term Spring/Summer
Term
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester  
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 405 - Work Term I
Year 3
5th Semester 6th Semester WKT 505 - Work Term II
Year 4  7th Semester WKT 506 - Work Term III
WKT 605 - Work Term IV
Year 5 8th Semester or
WKT 606 - Work Term V
8th Semester  

Occupational and Public Health

This co-op sequence is for students admitted Fall 2020 and before. Students admitted Fall 2021 and after see revised sequence below:

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 110 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 210 - Work Term II
5th Semester WKT 310 - Work Term III
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 410 - Work Term IV WKT 510 - Work Term V
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

This co-op sequence is for students admitted Fall 2021 and after. 

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 WKT 110 - Work Term I 5th Semester WKT 210 - Work Term II
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 310 - Work Term III WKT 410 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

 

Politics and Governance

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st semester 2nd semester --
Year 2 3rd semester WKT 150 --
Year 3 WKT 250 4th semester WKT 350
Year 4 5th semester 6th semester --
Year 5 7th semester 8th semester  

Retail Management

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 104 - Work Term I
Year 3 WKT 204 - Work Term II 5th Semester --
Year 4 6th Semester WKT 304 - Work Term III WKT 404 - Work Term IV
Year 5 7th Semester 8th Semester --

 

Sociology

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1  1st semester 2nd semester --
Year 2 3rd semester WKT 150 --
Year 3 WKT 250 4th semester WKT 350
Year 4 5th semester 6th semester --
Year 5 7th semester 8th semester  


Work terms are graded on a pass/fail basis. Each work term is assessed by the Co-op Faculty Advisor on the basis of the student's comprehensive written report and the employer's evaluation of the student's performance on the job.

Students are expected to follow the sequence prescribed for their program. Deviation from the sequence requires the submission of a formal request to the Co-op Faculty Advisor and approval from the School. With permission from the School/Department, students may be allowed to graduate with the co-op endorsement with fewer than the prescribed work terms.