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Instructional Technology (GrDip)

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Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
1 year
30 credits
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Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Instructional Technology prepares you for careers in developing instructional and informational materials, and in assisting with technology projects in training and communication departments, higher education institutions, schools, and nonprofits. In the program, you explore how to design and develop instructional and informational materials as well as broader campaigns that link these together to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. Preparation in learning theories ensures that instructional and communication strategies used address human learning and cognition. Courses in using production tools, communication skills, consulting, designing games, and administration prepare you for real-world challenges. An optional Field Experience (internship) with one of our wide network of corporate, government, and community partners guides you in applying the skills learned through the program and launching the next phase of your career.

Program structure

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 513 Learning Theories (3.00)
ETEC 550 Fundamentals of Instructional Design (3.00)
ETEC 551 Fundamentals of Human Performance Technology (3.00)


additional credits of Required Courses chosen from:

ETEC 571 Administering Educational Technology Groups (3.00)
ETEC 572 Project Management (3.00)
ETEC 573 Consulting Skills for Educational Technologists (3.00)


credits of Elective Courses:

ETEC 507 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ETEC 521 Educational Cybernetics (3.00)
ETEC 535 Principles of Educational Message Design (3.00)
ETEC 536 Evaluation in Education and Training (3.00)
ETEC 537 Educational Gaming and Modelling (3.00)
ETEC 540 Research Methods I (3.00)
ETEC 541 Research Methods II (3.00)
ETEC 552 Knowledge Management (3.00)
ETEC 560 Introduction to Educational Computing (3.00)
ETEC 562 Social Technologies and the Sociocultural Aspects of Learning (3.00)
ETEC 565 Introduction to Digital Media in Education (3.00)
ETEC 566 Contemporary Use of Simulation in Training and Education (3.00)
ETEC 569 Designing and Developing Interactive Instruction (3.00)
ETEC 576 Human Resources Development (3.00)
ETEC 580 Global Perspectives in E-Learning (3.00)
ETEC 581 Fundamentals of Distance Education (3.00)
ETEC 590 Field Experience (3.00)
ETEC 593 Special Issues in Educational Technology (3.00)

Admission requirements

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.

Application process

Application deadlines



December 1







Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

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