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Learn the complex problem-solving skills of the future job market.

This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for a career in design research and strategy. Professionals in this field examine the intersection of research, technology, business and design to apply a human-centred approach to solving problems. These professionals work in a variety of fields, including private, public and government organizations, to provide strategic direction for system, product, policy and/or service design. The skills gained in this program complement a myriad of professional backgrounds, from designers, computer programmers and engineers looking to update their skill set to public servants and social scientists looking for new ways to draft policies and model services. Students also collaborate with industry partners in a design studio setting throughout the program to find solutions for real-world issues.

Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability.

Graduates may find employment in a wide range of sectors including:

  • media and design
  • Financial services and banking
  • healthcare and medical services
  • engineering and technology services
  • computer software development
  • business and professional services
  • human resources and organizational development
  • manufacturing
  • government, public sector and not-for-profit organizations


This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Like the challenge of untangling complex problems
  • Enjoy trying new things and are not afraid to learn from failure
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Value and respect the ideas, perspectives and expertise of others
  • Have a keen attention to detail and process.

Khoa bạn sẽ vào học

School of Media and Design

Các hình thức học tập

Toàn thời gian (1 năm)

Học phí
Non Co-op Version fees: Semester 1: CAN $8,791.72; Semester 2: CAN $8,749.72; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $17,541.44; Co-op Version fees: Semester 1: CAN $8,984.72; Semester 2: CAN $8,942.72; Estimated Program Total fees: CAN $17,927.44 (Fall 2021, Winter 2022)
Ngày bắt đầu

7 Tháng Chín 2021, 10 Tháng Một 2022

Địa điểm

Algonquin College

Woodroffe Campus,

1385 Woodroffe Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

K2G 1V8, Canada

Yêu cầu đầu vào

Dành cho sinh viên quốc tế

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or degree or equivalent.

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Deadline: Applications for Fall Term and Winter Term admission received by February 1 will be given equal consideration.