Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar
The CO-OP program in Mining and Materials in the Faculty of Engineering is a ten- to eleven-semester intensive program consisting of seven semesters of study at McGill and
- three semesters of paid on-the-job work experience for Materials Engineering
- and four semesters for Mining Engineering
The structure of the program is such that students alternate between studies and industrial training. Some of the industrial training periods are during the fall and winter terms and some of the full-time study terms are during the summer.
In 2001, the UCSSA approved the following policy:
Students in CO-OP programs in Mining and Materials Engineering be allowed to retain renewable scholarships and/or one-year in-course awards for the next two semesters in which they are registered as full-time students (whether those semesters be fall, winter or summer), and that they be eligible for renewal or further awards based on those two semesters provided they have completed at least 27 graded credits during the two semesters. The general regulations applicable to all other students would apply if CO-OP students are part-time in any semester through personal choice rather than program structure.
Awards are cancelled for the co-op term (s) and reinstated when the student returns back to full-time studies, even if the return is for the summer session.
The CO-OP program is the only time that summer courses are considered for renewal of entrance scholarships or for one-year in-course awards.
If the co-op takes place during the Fall term, awards would be reinstated for the Winter and Summer terms. Consideration for awards for the next academic year would be in August, once all the marks for the summer term are available and would be based on the combined GPA for the winter and summer terms. The Scholarships Office keeps track of the renewable scholarship holders and faculties must make recommendations for any one-year in-course awards.
During the CO-OP semester, if it takes place in Montreal, a student might decide to enroll in a course OR a small number of credits for the CO-OP might show on a student’s transcript. These should be ignored.
Several faculties at McGill offer undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in internships which are career-related, professionally supervised, paid work term(s) which allow students to gain practical experience related to their field of study.
Internships are not mandatory; they are strictly voluntary on the part of the student and all negotiations take place between the student and the employer. They may be 4, 8, 12 or even 16 months long and may span one term or a number of terms (fall, winter, summer).
Students on internships do not receive their scholarships because they are remunerated by the company; however, awards are reinstated once they return to McGill to continue their studies.
Students who are on internships for only the fall OR winter term, must complete at least 14 graded credits during the term at McGill in order to be eligible for renewal of an entrance scholarship and/or for the one-year in-course awards.
Sometimes students enrol in a course at the same time they are on an internship - this occurs often if students happen to be in Montreal during the internship. Such courses are ignored for scholarship purposes.
Some faculties grant one or three credits for the internship. Such courses are ignored for scholarship purposes.