Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Surrey BC

1 year from

$21,368 CAD

Full-time students


Foundation year



For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has provided students with the skills they need for the careers they want. We offer a range of degree, diploma, certificate, and citation programs with opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning. Why stop at theory when you can also harness the power of experience? Launch your career and make a positive impact on your community with experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action. Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently offers a range of credentials, many of which are completely unique, to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Students have the opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor's degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs. * KPU is Canada's only polytechnic university. We focus on hands-on skills, in addition to traditional academics. * Your education will go beyond books, with experiential learning opportunities like group projects, presentations, guest speakers, and more * Many of our programs include work experience terms, practicums, or cooperative education options * International learning opportunities all over the world through field schools, exchanges, study abroad opportunities, and more * We work closely with industry partners and organizations to ensure our graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce * Our classes have a maximum of 35 students. Many of our classes are even smaller than that! * Student-centered learning environment that brings together students, instructors, guest lecturers, and industry experts * Our faculty have extensive real-world experience in their field, and a passion for a teaching * Over 1,400 faculty and staff members * 70+ researchers working on active sponsored research projects

KPU Programs

Accounting (Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor)
Asian Studies
Bachelor of Applied Science In Sustainable Agriculture
Bachelor of Design, Fashion & Technology
Bachelor of Design, Product Design
Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma
Business Administration
Business General Studies
Business Management
Computer Aided Design and Drafting: Diploma
Computer Information Systems
Creative Writing
Diploma of Technology: Environmental Protection
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Fine Arts
General Science
General Studies
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Global Business Management
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Green Business Management and Sustainability
Health Care Assistant Certificate
Health Science
Human Resources Management
Human Resources Management
Indigenous Community Justice
Information Technology
Language and Cultures
Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Diploma
NGOs & Nonprofit Studies
Plant Health
Policy Studies
Political Science
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations & Supply Chain Management
Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Apparel Design
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Management & Services
Sustainable Agriculture
Traditional Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture Diploma
Urban Ecosystems