Western Canada's only polytechnic university, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) equips its students with valuable practical skills. All theory is backed up by experiential learning and hands-on experience, so that students learn by doing rather than simply from the pages of a book.
Set across five campuses in British Columbia, students at the university develop practical skills and the knowledge that will allow them to successfully enter the working world. More than 20,000 students from all over the globe have access to over 140 programs in Langley, Surrey, Cloverdale and Richmond.
Programs available include a wide range of degrees, diplomas and certificates covering the arts, mathematics, languages, marketing, journalism, business, computing, economics, counseling, criminology, design, accounting, anthropology, construction, fashion, music, science, and more. Students can also work towards qualifications in programs covering appliance servicing, automotive servicing, brewing, farrier training, data networking, masonry, and welding, among a host of other practical skills. Students leave KPU equipped for modern careers, whether practical or academic in nature.
Where thought meets action, Kwantlen Polytechnic University provides exceptional education and fosters students to become leaders in their field. The university also benefits from close links with industry partners and the local indigenous community. Students' needs are accommodated with flexible scheduling and class times.
The KPU 2050 Campus Master Plan creates a vision for the physical development and growth of the Surrey, KPU Tech, Richmond and Langley campuses to the year 2050. This innovative plan ensures that each KPU campus is a part of the wider community, connected both physically and digitally, whilst remaining welcoming and fully accessible. Environmental considerations are also an important feature in the KPU Campus Master Plan. State-of-the-art facilities include laboratories and studios, fitness centres and multi-faith centres. A free intercampus shuttle connects all five KPU campuses, so students can enjoy the clubs and opportunities at every KPU campus.