Co-operative Education Program (Master’s in Mathematical Sciences)

Apply for the Co-operative Education Program (Master’s in Mathematical Sciences)


The Co-operative (Co-op) Education Program which leads to the AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences was piloted at AIMS Senegal in 2015 and is now equally offered at AIMS Cameroon and AIMS Rwanda. Building on the core structured Master’s, the 18-month co-op program allows students to apply their scientific knowledge to real-world problems and to transition from academic studies to gainful employment.

The co-op program targets students with a background in mathematics or related sciences, strong leadership skills and interests in pursuing careers in industry (defined as private or public businesses, governmental/non-governmental organisations, and civil society). The fully-funded co-op program is implemented with the support of the Mastercard Foundation, Global Affairs Canada, as well as private/public sector partners.

Our Approach

Co-operative education, or Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), is an approach to education that integrates class-based learning into an authentic, work-based context. It is a professional stream within the existing Master’s program that provides students with a combination of academic training at AIMS and ‘hands-on’ work experience in a professional work environment enabling them to develop valuable work skills and successfully transition from school to progressive careers.

The Curriculum

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