Co-op credit for Stat 812

MSc students in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science are generally required to obtain credit for STAT 812 as part of their program. The principal purpose of this requirement is to make sure that students have practice dealing with clients in a consulting context. With the approval of their senior supervisor, students may earn credit for STAT 812 through a co-operative-education work term. In order to get credit for STAT 812 in this way:

  1. Students should ask their supervisor to write to the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service to request the approval for STAT 812 credit, cc'ing the Graduate Program Secretary, the Graduate Program Chair and the student.
  2. Once students receive approval from the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service, they may register for a co-op term.  However, to avoid paying a higher fee, students should refrain from registering for STAT 812 until the semester following the co-op.
  3. Before the registration period begins for the semester following the co-op, students should forward their approval for STAT 812 credit to the Graduate Program Secretary, along with a request to be registered for STAT 812 G200 in the upcoming semester (section G200 is graded S/U). 
  4.  Students will submit, at the end of the co-op, a report outlining their relevant activities to the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service. The Director will assign an  S/U grade to the report and inform the Graduate Program Secretary of the grade.

Notes: (i) Actuarial students do not need credit for STAT 811 or STAT 812 to graduate. (ii) To comply with Canadian immigration law, the SFU Co-op Office does not permit graduate students to take a co-op work term in the final semester of their program.