Graduate Diplomas


Admission to a postgraduate diploma program as a regular student may be granted on recommendation of the department as set out in the Admission Requirements, with at least a ‘B-' in the work of the final two years.

Minimum Duration

The typical duration is one to four semesters (depending on the program) of full-time study devoted to the diploma program. For a student registered part-time, the minimum duration period is two to eight part-time semesters.


The student's program is planned and the student's progress is reviewed by the department. The Advisory Committee must be established and the Advisory Committee Appointment form submitted to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies not later than the 20th class day of the student's second registered semester.


The postgraduate diploma program requires the completion of regular graduate courses and may require special professional or applied courses and a project. The curriculum for the graduate diploma is established by the department. In order to qualify for graduation, the student must obtain an overall weighted average grade of at least ‘B-' in the required courses (see Prescribed Studies). Details may be obtained from the Chair of the department. A thesis is not required.