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Engineering plans: 8=Stream 8, 4=Stream 4;8D, 4D = two academic terms and two work terms back to back; 8S, 4S=Special sequencing of terms; 8X=One extended work term 
F,W,S Terms: F=September-December; W=January-April; S=May-August
1,2,3,4,5 plus A or B Denotes academic year and term
WT Minimum number of credited work terms required for graduation (four credited work reports are also required for graduation for all co-op students). An employer evaluation is required for each work term students undertake
WR  Denotes the minimum number of work-report (WR) credits required for the co-op designation 
PD Denotes the minimum number of professional development (PD) credits required for the co-op designation
Denotes number of scheduled work terms per sequence 
off Denotes a term in which students are not registered at the University of Waterloo for classes and are not on a co-op work term
Ф  Three (3) work-report credits (in addition to PD 20 and 21) 
1 Although co-op begins in 2A, admission is made at the time of the initial application to the University.
2 The streaming for Electrical and Computer Engineering varies depending on demand
Not applicable 

Study/Work Sequence information

Plan ≈  F W S F W S F W S F W S F W S WT  WR  PD 
Architecture1 -
1A 1B off 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5 4
Biomedical, Mechatronics  8X 1A 1B  2A 2B 3A •  3B 4A 4B - 5 Ф  5
Chemical  4D 1A •  1B 2A •  2B •  3A 3B •  4A 4B - Ф  
Chemical  8D  1A  1B  •  2A  2B •  3A  •  •  3B  •  4A 4B Ф 
Civil, Computer2, Electrical2, Management, Mechanical  


1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B - 5 Ф 
Computer2 , Electrical2 4S 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5 Ф 
Environmental, Geological, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Systems Design 4 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5 Ф 
Nanotechnology 8S 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5 Ф 
Software Engineering 8 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5 Ф 


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