EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – Explore Your Full Potential!

The Kepler Co-op Program is available to students in both the Graduate Certificate Program and the Master of Science Degree Programs and offers students enriched educational experiences for academic and professional growth. The program works with a diverse range of community partners and sectors to provide transformative workplace learning for co-op students. It gives realworld handson experiences in the space industry.

The co-op program allows students to alternate academic terms with paid, relevant work experience. It allows students to explore different career options, while gaining paid, professional work experience and building a network of contacts. Co-op students get in-depth exposure to relevant workplaces and to a range of tasks related to their field of study. Students complete three work terms of four months each, over the two to three years, after achieving candidacy.

Co-op Program requirements

  • Co-op students are responsible for following the regulations and procedures of the Kepler Co-op Program.
  • The co-operative placement must relate to the program of study.
    • Students complete up to three work terms of 4 months each as part of the Master of Science Program/Complete 1 work term of 4 months as part of the Graduate Certificate Program.
  • A co-op student must finish their program on an academic term.
  • A co-op student must maintain full-time status until degree completion
  • All co-op students are required to complete a co-op preparation course before they can have access to co-op job boards or be approved for a co-op job. These courses explain the co-op process and expectations, as well as provide advice and resources to help you succeed in your job search and your co-op positions. Once completed, you are eligible to search for and accept jobs during the co-op terms in your academic program plan. The course is offered completely online.

Minimum Co-op Application requirements

Applications must be submitted the December of your first term of graduate studies to your department,  please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Students must have:

  • Successfully completed at least one term as a student at Kepler Space Institute
  • Students cannot have any outstanding English Language Proficiency requirements as part of their conditions of admission for their graduate studies program.
  • The department may request an interview with students before they are recommended to the Co-op Program for approval.

 

Application checklist:

  • Graduate Coop Application Form
  • Change of Program/Plan
  • Change of Enrolment Status

Kepler Co-op PROGRAM COURSES 

This non-credit course is mandatory for all students enrolled in the Graduate Co-op program. Orientation to Graduate Co-op program, self-assessment exercises, job and employer research, cover letter and resume writing, interviewing skills and work place professionalism. This course is offered in all three terms every year.

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time placement in a professional environment.
Prerequisite(s):  KCP 500, Registration in a Graduate Studies Program; and permission of the Graduate Co-op Program and Department/Office of Academic Affairs.

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time placement in a professional environment.
Prerequisite(s):  KCP 500, KCP 510; Registration in a Graduate Studies Program; and permission of the Graduate Co-op Program and Department/Office of Academic Affairs.

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time placement in a professional environment.
Prerequisite(s):  KCP 500, KCP 510, KCP 520; Registration in a Graduate Studies Program; and permission of the Graduate Co-op Program and Department/Office of Academic Affairs.

Centers of Academic Excellence SPACE RESEARCH 

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Center for Space Philosophy

The futures of humans living and working in space.

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Center for Space Ethics

Ethically navigating the next frontiers in the Solar System and beyond.

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Center for Art & Heritage

The human experiences and preserving our cultural heritage in outer space.

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Center for Space Education

Removing learning barriers to ensure quality education.

Master of Science TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS

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Space Studies

Explore the challenges of human space exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit.

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Space Agriculture

Agricultural systems for sustainable production for communities.

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Space Architecture

Designing and building inhabited environments in outer space.

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Space Health

Keeping communities healthy while living and working in space.

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Space Resources

Management and responsible use of available resources in the Solar System.

Graduate Certificate Programs AREAS OF STUDY

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Cosmic Intelligence & Information Systems

Learn to use data to improve our understanding of the universe to support human space exploration.

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Human Factors for Space Settlement

Investigate unique challenges posed by long-term space travel and human habitability.

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Space Infrastructure & Sustainable Exploration

New technologies to develop space infrastructure and sustainable exploration.

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Space Commercialization & Entrepreneurship

Study the economic drivers of human space exploration addressing industry opportunities.

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Leadership, Policy, & Governance

Survey international legal and regulatory frameworks for space activities.

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Space Philosophy & Theory

Topics central to understanding humanity’s migration to space.

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Space Technology, & Engineering

Establish a foundation in space systems and integrated design methodologies.

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Space Architectural Technology

Study the practice, design and building of inhabited environments in outer space.

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Space Education

Contemporary issues in education that impact research, policy, and practice.

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Space Systems

Study the design, processes and methods for long term operation.

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Space Science

Explore dynamic processes to enable life to flourish in space

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