Approved Programs

New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.

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Biomedical Engineering, PhD (Joint with Carleton University)

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: January 27, 2017

The Joint PhD in Biomedical Engineering builds upon and complements the existing Master of Applied Science/Master of Engineering program offered by the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering (OCIBME), which was established in 2006. The Institute draws on the expertise of two participating medical research units: the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) and the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. It also draws on the expertise of a number of prominent researchers from other associated academic units and research institutes at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. The OCIBME also has close ties with local Ottawa hospitals, which provides unique opportunities for students.

As with the existing MASc/MEng program in Biomedical Engineering, the joint PhD is a multidisciplinary degree, welcoming applicants from a wide variety of academic fields, including engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and health sciences. It responds to increasing demand from students in these fields for highly specialized and innovative education in the area of biomedical engineering. The program consists of three courses and a thesis, with two of the courses in the area of biomedical engineering, and the third from any discipline related to the needs of the student’s research area. This elective course serves to cultivate the multidisciplinary character of biomedical engineering. As with other joint programs, students in this PhD program may choose elective graduate courses from either university.

The program provides several new and unique research dimensions in the field of biomedical engineering relative to other biomedical programs in Canada. It has the unique advantage of being offered jointly by a number of academic units from two major universities. Each of these units have distinguished research strengths and recognized contributions in a number of biomedical research fields. The sharing of research/laboratory facilities and major research collections between the two institutions also provides students with an outstanding spectrum of research resources.

Complex Project Leadership/Maîtrise en affaires de leadership de projets complexes, MM

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: May 20, 2016

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Chartered Professional Accountancy/comptabilité professionnelle, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: February 8, 2016

Diplôme d’études supérieures en comptabilité professionnelle
Ce diplôme d’études supérieures en comptabilité professionnelle s’adresse aux candidats qui désirent obtenir le titre de Comptable Professionnel Agréé (CPA). Le diplôme couvre une partie du Programme de formation professionnelle développé par CPA Canada. Le diplôme aborde les compétences avancées en information financière, stratégie et gouvernance, comptabilité de gestion, audit et certification, finance et fiscalité, pour les opérations non courantes et complexes qui ne sont pas couvertes par la formation de premier cycle. De plus, une emphase importante est mise sur les compétences habilitantes liées au comportement professionnel et éthique, à la résolution de problèmes et prise de décisions, à la communication, l’autonomie, ainsi que le travail d’équipe et leadership.

Graduate diploma in chartered professional accountancy
This graduate diploma is of interest for candidates who wish to obtain the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. It is designed to cover part of the Professional Education Program developed by CPA Canada. The diploma addresses advanced competencies in financial accounting, strategy and governance, management accounting, audit and assurance, finance and taxation, mostly for non-routine and complex transactions not covered at the undergraduate level. It also has a greater focus on enabling competencies related to professional and ethical behaviour, problem solving and decision making, communication, self-management, and teamwork and leadership.

Science, Society and Policy/ Science, société et politique publique, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: November 3, 2014

The Graduate Diploma in Science, Society and Policy offers students specialized training in how to navigate and effectively work within science and innovation policy with respect to development, implementation and assessment.  The objective of the Graduate Diploma is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the challenges confronting decision-making at the interface of science and policy, and to employ an interdisciplinary approach for addressing policy development and implementation relating to science and technology (S&T) innovation, governance and/or communication.

Le diplôme d’études supérieures en science, société et politiques publiques offre une formation spécialisée visant à équiper les étudiantes et étudiants pour travailler efficacement dans l’élaboration, la mise en œuvre et l’évaluation des politiques publiques en matière de science et d’innovation. L’objectif du diplôme d’études supérieures consiste à fournir aux étudiantes et étudiants les connaissances et les compétences requises pour évaluer les défis des décideurs à la croisée de la science et des politiques publiques, et d’utiliser des méthodes interdisciplinaires afin d’étudier l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des politiques publiques relatives aux sciences et à la technologie (S et T), à l’innovation, à la gouvernance ou à la communication.

Science, Society and Policy/ Science, société et politique publique, Master's level (Collaborative Program)

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: November 3, 2014

The master’s level Collaborative Program in Science, Society and Policy allows students registered in one of the participating master’s programs to specialize in science and innovation policy.  The objective of the Collaborative Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the challenges confronting decision-making at the interface of science and policy.  Students will have an opportunity to explore how evidence is used in decision-making, how current policies shape the scientific enterprise, and how emerging technologies interact with society.

Le programme pluridisciplinaire en science, société et politiques publiques permet aux étudiantes et étudiants inscrits à l’un des programmes de maîtrise participants de se spécialiser dans le domaine des politiques en matière de science et d’innovation. L’objectif du programme pluridisciplinaire consiste à fournir aux étudiantes et étudiants les connaissances et les compétences requises pour évaluer les défis à la croisée de la science et des politiques publiques.  Les étudiantes et étudiants auront l’occasion d’explorer le rôle des données probantes dans le processus de prise de décision, les facteurs qui façonnent l’élaboration des politiques en matière de l’entreprise scientifique, et les implications sociales des technologies émergentes.

 

Communication, PhD / PhD en communication

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: October 15, 2014

Le programme de doctorat en communication (Ph.D.) s’adresse aux étudiants ayant une formation universitaire de premier et de deuxième cycle en communication ou dans une discipline connexe.  Il vise à former des chercheurs et spécialistes de la communication aux théories, méthodes et enjeux contemporains qui touchent les médias (sous toutes leurs formes) et/ou la communication organisationnelle.  Les étudiants seront amenés à développer leur esprit critique et leur capacité à réfléchir et résoudre des problèmes complexes, tout en contribuant à l’avancement des connaissances dans le domaine.  Ce programme est bilingue dans la mesure où les étudiants qui y sont admis doivent compléter des cours en français ainsi que des cours en anglais. Ainsi, la structure du programme de cours est telle que 50 % des cours sont offerts en français et 50 % en anglais.

The doctoral programme in communication (Ph.D.) is designed for students with university training at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in Communication or cognate fields.  It aims at training researchers and specialists in communication in contemporary theories, methods and issues relevant to the media (in all of its forms) and/or organizational communication. Students will develop their critical thinking, analytical skills and ability to solve complex problems, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. This program is bilingual: students must take courses in English and in French. The program’s structure is such that 50% of courses are offered in English and 50% in French.

Management, PhD

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: April 16, 2014

Le programme de Doctorat en Gestion de l’École de gestion Telfer reflète une demande croissante de recherche multidisciplinaire qui englobe des disciplines de gestion traditionnelles. Dans ce programme, les étudiants se spécialiseront dans un des champs suivants: Comptabilité et Contrôle, Entreprenariat, Finance, Système de Santé, Gestion des ressources humaines et comportements organisationnels. Dans tous les domaines, les étudiants dépasseront les limites des connaissances disciplinaires traditionnelles et intégreront à leur travail des connaissances approfondies en économie, en finances, en organisation, en psychologie ou en sociologie. La philosophie du programme de doctorat est le développement holistique. En plus d’une formation académique rigoureuse, les candidats au doctorat profiteront d’ateliers et activités axés sur le développement personnel et professionnel.

The Telfer School of Management PhD in Management reflects a growing demand for multi-disciplinary research that encompasses traditional management disciplines. In this program students will focus their studies in one of the following fields:  Accounting and Control, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Systems, or Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. They will push beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplinary knowledge and incorporate a thorough economic, financial, organizational, psychological or sociological knowledge in their work. The program philosophy is one of holistic doctoral development. In addition to thorough academic training, doctoral candidates will benefit from on-going workshops and activities focused on personal and professional development.

Electronic Business / Affaires électroniques, PhD

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: June 28, 2013

The objective of this program is to provide public and private enterprises, consulting organizations, academic institutions, and research centres with intellectual capital of high calibre in the domain of electronic business technologies. To that end, the graduates of this PhD program will:

  • acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in a substantive area of e-Business, or e-Technologies or e-Society, and be aware of its contributions and limitations;
  • demonstrate research methodological skills, including the capability to assess the limits of their contributions;
  • be able to conduct research at an advanced level and independently;
  • be research leaders in their domain as well as developers of innovative ideas, both in theory and in practice;
  • evaluate social and/or ethical, and/or economic impacts of e-Technology and e-Business innovations;
  • become proficient in the production of original scholarly publications and in the communication of complex ideas and conclusions.

Environmental Sustainability / durabilité de l’environnement, Master's Level / au niveau de la maîtrise (Collaborative Program / programme pluridisciplinaire)

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: May 14, 2013

The University of Ottawa’s Collaborative Program in Environmental Sustainability is a program that will allow students doing their master’s in the participating programs (for example, Biology and Geography) to specialize in environmental sustainability. The program will have two options – a thesis option and, where applicable, a major research paper – and will lead to the awarding of the designation of “Specialization in Environmental Sustainability.”

The guiding objective of the Collaborative Program is to help train the next generation of leaders and professionals with the skills and abilities needed to address environmental problems, and to identify and analyze the interconnections among environmental issues and the various disciplines.

Le diplôme d’études supérieures en gestion de la performance organisationnelle / Diploma in Organizational Performance Management, GDip (Type 3)

Graduate University of Ottawa
Decision Date: July 16, 2012

Le diplôme d’études supérieures en gestion de la performance organisationnelle est conçu à partir de cours visant à comprendre les bases de la gestion axée sur la performance organisationnelle et comment l’améliorer par une prise de décision basée sur l’information (gestion stratégique et performance, gestion de la performance, statistique appliquée au monde des affaires, gestion des opérations, comptabilité financière, comptabilité de gestion, marketing, et gestion de la performance avancée).

The diploma in Organizational Performance Management offers courses that lead to an understanding of the foundations of organizational performance and how to improve it, based on information-driven decision-making  (strategic management and performance, performance management, statistics applied to the business world, operations management, financial accounting, management accounting, marketing and advance performance management).