Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond Campus)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Richmond Campus (Photo: Arnold C)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond Campus)

Initially 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. Kwantlen offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in over 135 programs. We also provide over 25 services to help you succeed in your studies.

More than 17,000 students annually attend Kwantlen campuses in Surrey, Richmond and Langley. A new campus, the Trades and Technology Centre, opened April 2007 and significant expansion is occurring at the Surrey Campus over the next two years.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University develops degree programs and other applied credentials to successfully meet the evolving needs of regional and global employment markets. Kwantlen currently offers several degrees, with more to come in the future. Kwantlen students have a unique opportunity to bridge certificate and diploma credentials into bachelor’s degrees, creating the option of academic and professional enhancement of applied and technical programs.

Academic Environment

  • We are definitively undergraduate: we focus the full measure of our resources on our undergraduate students, whether you are pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate or citation.
  • Smaller classes mean a more supportive, intimate learning environment
  • We hire faculty who love to teach.

Student Services

  • We offer 25 student services to help students succeed
  • Numerous scholarships and financial awards are available
  • Educational Advising to help you choose the program that’s best for you.

Modern High-Tech Campuses

  • Up-to-date labs, studios, classrooms and facilities
  • Facilities continue to grow: grand opening of the new Cloverdale Trades and Technology Centre in April, 2007
  • Surrey expansion projects expanded campus by 42%.

Wide Variety of Relevant, Flexible Program Offerings

  • 17 bachelor’s degree programs, with more coming
  • 80% of all Kwantlen programs bridge into bachelor’s degrees
  • More than 135 diverse programs — degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.

Preparation for the Workforce

  • Co-op education options allow you to work in a professional capacity, gain industry contacts in your field, before you graduate
  • Study abroad opportunities prepare you for work in global marketplace
  • Challenging, industry-driven curriculum
  • Career Services offers coaching and job-finding resources for graduates, as well for part-time and summer employment.

Beyond Books

  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Through the Kwantlen Student Association, students enjoy discounts on tickets from Cineplex Odeon and Famous Player theatres, Whistler/Blackcomb, and PNE and Playland
  • We have six varsity athletic teams, with more to come
  • Wellness Centre that is open to the public
  • Talon Fitness Centre is a dedicated exercise environment
  • Surrey Campus gallery showcases artwork by students, faculty and other artists.

After Graduation

  • Graduates — more than 23,500 in 17 countries — are automatically members of the Kwantlen Alumni Network and have access to:
    • Kwantlen Student Association discounts (see Beyond Books, above)
    • Alumni Employment services
    • Domestic and international travel discounts with an International Youth Travel Card (available for ages 25 and under)
    • Professional Kwantlen Alumni Network business cards, using our template, for use in employment interviews and networking
    • Alumni Smart Card for on-campus benefits at the library, gym, bookstore, Kwantlen Student Association and more
  • The Alumni Network newsletter, InTouch, and website, www.kwantlen.ca/alumni, help graduates stay in touch, learn about class reunions and events, and future alumni benefits and affinity programs as they develop.

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