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Instructional Technology Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least a major or the equivalent in any subject.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

The program is open to full-time and part-time students without preference. An interview may be required.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Education Courses page for course descriptions.

Instructional Technology Graduate Diploma (30 credits)

Note: Research papers, essays, examinations or preparation of audio-visual materials may be required as part of the work for individual courses.

credits of Required Courses:

ETEC 613 Learning Theories (3.00)
ETEC 650 Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3.00)
ETEC 651 Fundamentals of Human Performance Technology (3.00)


additional credits of Required Courses chosen from:

ETEC 671 Administering Educational Technology Groups (3.00)
ETEC 673 Consulting Skills for Educational Technologists (3.00)


credits of Elective Courses:

ETEC 607 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ETEC 634 Communicating Instructional Content (3.00)
ETEC 636 Evaluation in Education and Training (3.00)
ETEC 637 Educational Gaming and Modelling (3.00)
ETEC 640 Research Methods I (3.00)
ETEC 641 Research Methods II (3.00)
ETEC 652 Knowledge Management (3.00)
ETEC 660 Introduction to Educational Computing (3.00)
ETEC 662 Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning (3.00)
ETEC 665 Introduction to Digital Media in Education (3.00)
ETEC 666 Contemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education (3.00)
ETEC 669 Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction (3.00)
ETEC 672 Project Management (3.00)
ETEC 676 Human Resources Development (3.00)
ETEC 681 Fundamentals of Distance Education (3.00)
ETEC 690 Field Experience (3.00)
ETEC 693 Special Issues in Educational Technology (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Language Competency. French or other language requirements for students undertaking a field experience are determined and assessed by the hosting organization. It is the student's responsibility to attain the competency level required.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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