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Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design Strategy George Brown College - Waterfront Campus George Brown College - Waterfront Campus, Canada

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CAD 29520

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

Application Fee

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9 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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88

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Each September, a small group of students begin a nine-month graduate certificate program in Interdisciplinary Design Strategy at the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), where they work as a team to research, design and realize a real-world project. Initiated in 2003, this program delves into the methods and practices of design research, strategy and social innovation. It is a unique educational experience offered by George Brown College in partnership with leading designers and industry.

Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Apply universal and sustainable design principles to complex global problems in order to create intelligent solutions that address environmental, social and economic challenges.
  • Manage an Integrated Design Process to deliver human-centred design strategy projects for government, corporations and non-profit organizations.
  • Design collaboratively in an interdisciplinary studio environment to complete environmental, communication, product, service and system design projects.
  • Apply primary and secondary research methodologies to the design process using a think/make practice model to achieve project outcomes that meet user needs.
  • Adhere to the professional practices of a design studio in order to facilitate the success of design teams in achieving project results.
  • Participate in a multi-phase design process in order to create a holistic, integrated, and realistic design project.
  • Liaise and manage the design process to provide solutions for clients including design, documentation, tendering, fabrication and delivery.
  • Present research results and design solutions to a diverse audience utilizing effective communication strategies.
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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

Closed

Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 55
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Diploma or Bachelor's Degree.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

29520

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 110

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

Scholarships for international students

Scholarships for international students at George Brown College are generally in-program awards based on students’ academic performance (and other criteria) at George Brown College after the beginning of the academic program.


Please note the following:

  • Only successful applicants will be notified
  • Successful scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply again for a second scholarship or bursary
  • All award recipients require a valid Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN). Awards are considered part of a student’s taxable income for the year. The College will issue T4A forms to all recipients in the spring of the year following the year in which the award was issued
  • Awards are provided for returning students based on the eligibility requirements as outlined below.


George Brown College Funded Scholarships


Diploma/Degree Scholarships
Thirty-one scholarships to be awarded to eligible returning students in full-time post-secondary programs (diploma or degree) as follows:

  • Fall competition- 14 worth $5,000 and 17 worth $1,000
  • Winter competition- 6 worth $5,000 and 9 worth $1,000


Application deadlines:

  • For Fall competition: Deadline is September 30th
  • For Winter competition: Deadline is January 31st


To qualify an applicant must:

  • be an international student with a valid Study Permit
  • be registered in a full-time 2, 3 or 4-year diploma or degree program
  • have completed at least two consecutive semesters of study with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 prior to the current semester
  • have participated in activities that have made a contribution to other students, their academic department and/or the College community in general
  • has not previously been awarded a scholarship through the George Brown College International Centre


Certificate Scholarships
The award is available to eligible returning students in full-time post-secondary Certificate or Post Graduate Certificate program (2 or 3 semesters) as follows:

Scholarships of $2,000:

  • 12 awards for January competition
  • 10 awards for May competition
  • 10 awards for September competition


To Apply
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must be an international student
  • Student must have at least completed 1 semester
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)


Application deadlines:

  • For January competition: Deadline is January 31ST
  • For May competition: Deadline is May 31ST
  • For September competition: Deadline is September 30TH


Externally Funded Scholarships


Kimokran (Toronto) Scholarship

The Kimokran scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an international student based on academic performance and community involvement. To qualify an applicant must:

  • be an international student with a valid Study Permit
  • be registered in a full-time diploma or degree program
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least two full semesters of consecutive study have participated in activities that have made a contribution to other students, their Department/School and/or the College community


Assist-On ScholarshipThe Assist-On scholarship is a scholarship of $1,000 that is awarded to an international student based on academic performance and community involvement. The student must be in a Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate program.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must be an international student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3
  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)

 

 

 


Woori Education Scholarship

The Woori Education Scholarship is a scholarship of $2,000 that is awarded to an international student based on academic performance and community involvement. To qualify the applicant must:

  • be an international student with a valid Study Permit
  • be registered in a full-time diploma or degree program
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in at least two full semesters of consecutive study
  • have participated in activities that have made a contribution to other students, their Department/School and/or the College community

 

To Apply

Please apply online for International Centre Scholarships through STU-VIEW. To apply you must be enrolled full-time in a program as an International Student

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