Cognitive Systems

Cognitive Systems (COGS - Computational Intelligence and Design stream ONLY) students under the Faculty of Science follow the Computer Science Co-op program schedule. In addition to the traditional positions in business applications, COGS students can explore areas such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, robotics, and usability. You will acquire at least 16 months of paid work experience. There are work opportunities in the local market as well as overseas. Students interested in the Co-op Option in the Cognition and Brain stream should apply through the Biophsychology Co-op Program.

Application Deadlines

Apply in YearApplication Deadline Date
2Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Application Requirements

Cognitive Systems Co-op Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum average of around B- (68%)
  • Excluding the current term (at the time of application), have a minimum of 30 credits remaining in your degree
  • Be a full time student, majoring in CPSC or in the process of declaring CPSC as a major
  • Met or in the process of meeting the Communication Requirement
  • Have completed CPSC 110 and are in the process of completing CPSC 121 and CPSC 210 (or have completed transfer equivalents); BCS applicants should be in the process of completing CPSC 110
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, and a responsible, mature attitude
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, interest in gaining computer skills outside of class, time management and teamwork skills
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Vancouver area

See also the Cognitive Systems Co-op Program Overview and Application Details.

 

Work-Term Schedules

Schedule A - Spring Application

YearFallWinterSummer
1Study Term 1Study Term 2       -
2Study Term 3Study Term 4       -
3Study Term 5Work Term 1Work Term 2
4Study Term 6Study Term 7Work Term 3
5Work Term 4Study Term 8       -

Schedule B - Fall Application

YearFallWinterSummer
1Study Term 1Study Term 2       -
2Study Term 3Study Term 4       -
3Work Term 1Work Term 2Work Term 3
4Study Term 5Study Term 6Work Term 4
5Study Term 7Study Term 8       -

The above schedules are highly recommended by the Co-op Program in order for students to complete their program within the shortest time frame. Alternate scheduling is available in consultation with your Co-op Coordinator. 

Sample Jobs and Companies

BC Children's Hospital
Program video-game-like computerized audiovisual stimuli to be displayed while subjects undergo functional brain MRI studies
Electronic Arts
Work as technical artist, audio engineer, games developer
MDA
Design, implement and test an aviation system that helps pilots transition from en-route airways to descend to runways
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Hold research positions with the Brain Sciences Research Program in neurosciences, imaging neurosciences, mental health neurosciences
UBC Neurology Division
Provide automatic or semi-automatic analysis of the magnetic resonance images (MRIs) of patients with multiple sclerosis

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Made a mistake on your application?

Just log into SCOPE and edit your application. For technical support contact science.coop@ubc.ca.

Explore Cognitive Systems: Visit the department site.