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  • 2015/2016

    PROGRAM GUIDE

  • • I want a unique education • I want in-demand skills • I want to create my future • I want flexible schedules • I want to work with industry leaders • I want an education that’s career focused • I want to use new technologies • I want to be employable • I want to meet new people • I want to be in control of my future • I want to apply for scholarships • I want a variety of courses • I want to be successful • I want a university with small class sizes • I want a hands-on education • I want to be in- demand • I want to be involved in the community • I want practical experience • I want to make connections • I want a university with inspired faculty • I want a unique education • I want in-demand skills • I want to create my future • I want flexible schedules • I want to work with industry leaders • I want an education that’s career focused • I want to use new technologies • I want to be employable • I want to meet new people • I want to be in control of my future • I want to apply for scholarships • I want a variety of courses • I want to be successful • I want a university with small class sizes • I want a hands-on education • I want to be in- demand • I want to be involved in the community • I want practical experience • I want to make connections • I want a university with inspired faculty • I want a unique education • I want in-demand skills • I want to create my future • I want flexible schedules • I want to work with industry leaders • I want an education that’s career focused • I want to use new technologies • I want to be employable • I want to meet new people • I want to be in control of my future • I want to apply for scholarships • I want a variety of courses • I want to be successful • I want a university with small class sizes • I want a hands-on education • I want to be in- demand • I want to be involved in the community • I want practical experience • I want to make connections • I want a university with inspired faculty • I want a unique education • I want in-demand skills • I want to create my future • I want flexible schedules • I want to work with industry leaders • I want an education that’s career focused • I want to use new technologies • I want to be employable • I want to meet new people • I want to be in control of my future • I want to apply for scholarships • I want a variety of courses • I want to be successful • I want a university with small class sizes • I want a hands-on education • I want to be in- demand • I want to be involved in the community • I want practical experience • I want to make connections • I want a university with inspired faculty • I want a unique education • I want in-demand skills • I want to create my future • I want flexible schedules • I want to work with industry leaders • I want an education

  • In a Nutshell

    4 I Want KPU

    A Polytechnic Education

    President's Message

    5 One University, Four Campuses

    6 Student Services and Campus Life

    8 Admission to KPU

    Programs

    10 Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement

    12 Faculty of Arts

    18 School of Business

    22 Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design

    26 Faculty of Health

    30 Faculty of Science and Horticulture

    36 Faculty of Trades and Technology

    A Little Extra

    42 Study and Travel

    42 Co-op Opportunities

    43 Be in Demand

    44 Student Fees

    45 Student Awards and Financial Assistance

    46 Glossary

    This Program Guide is current as of July 1, 2015. For the most up-to-date information, visit kpu.ca.

    WELCOME TO KPU

  • I Want KPU

    From humble beginnings as a local college to our current status as a polytechnic university, KPU has continued to grow and evolve for over 30 years. Our name comes from the local Kwantlen First Nation whose traditional territory extends throughout the region. The word Kwantlen itself means “tireless runner” — and we strive to live up to our namesake.

    We offer unique programs that can't be found elsewhere, and our inspired faculty are eager to share their knowledge. We pride ourselves on supporting our students however we can as they work towards their personal and professional goals. A maximum class size of 35 individuals creates a small, supportive environment for students to complete their studies.

    Our alumni are employed around the world in countless industries, blending their passions with the skills they’ve learned here. We’ve opened our doors to more than 250,000 students and we’re still going.

    A Polytechnic Education

    The KPU experience is unlike any other. As a polytechnic university, we are committed to providing you with practical skills and the knowledge necessary for your future career. Applied learning in our classes means you gain hands-on experience through projects, group work, guest speakers, field trips, and more. We have countless relationships with community partners and industry leaders to ensure we deliver relevant content and provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to you.

    President's Message

    Welcome to KPU! We offer an unmatched range of sought-after programs and it is our goal to be Canada’s leading polytechnic university.

    We take pride in ensuring our learners benefit from: inspiring educators, a vibrant campus and community life, open and creative learning environments, and relevant scholarship and research.

    We are committed to providing an enriched educational experience that blends academic excellence with hands-on, experiential learning and purposeful community engagement. Our programs are relevant locally, nationally, and globally.

    I am excited that you are considering KPU as the place to learn and grow, and to have some fun along the way. I know you have choices for your higher education, and I wish you all the best in making the right decision. Good luck on your journey.

    Dr. Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    @presadavis

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  • KPU has four modern campuses located in Cloverdale, Langley, Richmond, and Surrey each with their own unique features.

    KPU Langley

    KPU Langley is home to many programs that give students opportunities for hands-on learning. Here you'll find:

    • Botany labs, greenhouses, and plant nurseries

    • Dedicated music classrooms and studios

    • Nursing labs with advanced simulation technology

    • The new brewing lab

    KPU Richmond

    Find your inner designer at KPU Richmond. The campus is home to a wide array of design programs offered. Highlights include:

    • Graphic design computer labs with the latest technology

    • Interior design work studios for project development

    • Production and sewing labs

    • Melville Centre for Dialogue

    • Blossoming Lotus Fitness Studio

    KPU Surrey

    The largest campus, KPU Surrey, has a wealth of resources and student services. Here you'll find:

    • Psychology labs

    • Science labs with industry- standard equipment

    • Art studios and a public art gallery

    • Gymnasium and fitness centre

    KPU Tech

    KPU Tech (Cloverdale) is dedicated to trades and technology, foundation programs, and apprenticeship training. The campus includes:

    • Over 17,000 square metres of facilities

    • 21 workshops and 27 classrooms/labs

    • Space for 900 full-time students

    COMING SOON: KPU’s expansion into Surrey’s Civic Plaza will offer more than 2,700 square metres of post-secondary space.

    ONE UNIVERSITY, FOUR CAMPUSES

  • Aboriginal Services kpu.ca/aboriginal

    Get information about: • Aboriginal Gathering Place at KPU Surrey • Advising and tutoring • Elder in Residence, Lekeyten of the

    Kwantlen First Nation • Referrals to other organizations • Scholarships, awards, and funding

    Advising kpu.ca/advising

    The Advising Team is here to help you find your fit at KPU. Advisers can: • Answer parent questions and inquiries • Help with course selection • Provide information about KPU

    programs and policies • Share their own experience

    Alumni Association kpu.ca/alumni

    The Alumni Association (KPUAA) is here to help you by offering: • Career services and support • Mentorship programs • Networking and career connections

    Bookstores kpu.ca/bookstore

    Each KPU campus has a bookstore that sells: • Clothing • Office and art supplies • Small gifts • Textbooks (obviously!)

    Career Services kpu.ca/careers

    Want a job? Career Services can help you: • Expand your network • Find work • Review your résumé and cover letter • Practice interview skills

    Counselling Services kpu.ca/counselling

    Need to talk? KPU offers counselling services to all students including: • Personal and academic counselling • Referrals to additional supports

    Future Students’ Office kpu.ca/future-students

    The Future Students’ Office is here to help you achieve your goals at KPU by: • Answering questions about programs

    and admissions • Assisting with applications • Providing campus tours • Hosting open houses and events

    Intercampus Shuttle kpu.ca/upass/shuttle-schedule

    Need to travel betwe