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Vancouver IslandUniversity

Computer Science and Cooperative Education

Computer Science

Computer Science (Bsc) students that choose to add co-operative education experiences to their degree will receive numerous benefits, including industry experience, references, and confidence in their area of practice. Students will need to complete required courses and 3 co-op semesters to satisfy the program's requirements. 

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Student Story

In his second year, Oliver secured co-op as part of the development team at Seeker Solutions, a tech startup in Victoria BC. "The company was a fantastic experience and gave me something that is difficult to replicate in the lecture hall; a long running group project that you work on for eight hours a day, five days a week, for three months ". While he felt prepared from a skills and theoretical point of view, his work gave him a chance to solidify and develop those skills in a professional way. Additionally, he developed management and communication skills. Returning to the classroom that September, Oliver says he was more motivated and confident to continue learning and working.

Oliver Jourmel — Computer Science graduate

If you are interested in finding a co-op or new career opportunity, continue to our campus job portal CareerVIU

Find more Computer Science-related information on the department website