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.
Program Approvals: University of Guelph
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The one-year, course-based Master of Wildlife Biology (MWB) program is uniquely designed to help graduates acquire the academic, technical and experiential training needed to solve problems of relevance for society, wildlife and ecosystems in the government, not-for-profits, environmental consulting, education and industry sectors. Within Wildlife Biology, students may choose to customize their program of study by specializing in one of three fields: Wildlife Rehabilitation; Biomonitoring; or Wildlife Conservation. The program is organized around three domains of learning: 1) Professional Skills and Qualifications, 2) Integrative Competencies in Wildlife Biology, and 3) Integrative Experiences and Applications of Knowledge. In addition to required and elective courses, students will complete 80-hours of workshops, seminars or skills training specific to their academic and professional goals. Finally, students will complete either an experiential placement with a company, institution or wildlife centre that aligns with their career pursuits, or a Major Research Project under the supervision of faculty. All students will complete an Independent Pathways Plan at the beginning of the program to help guide their course selection and eventual placement.
The Master of Project Management (MPM) provides learners from a variety of academic disciplines and professions with graduate-level training in the transferable field of project management. The three-semester program delivers enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experiences through a combination of intensive seven-week online courses and weekly face-to-face courses. Students are trained to function effectively in diverse industry careers that utilize project work (e.g., information technology, engineering, life sciences, health care, arts, media, transportation, and supply chains) through coursework that combines the academic rigor of evidence-based management with real world applications that supports project related managerial decision making. The MPM curriculum is aligned with the learning outcomes established by the Project Management Institute and thus supports graduates seeking PMP certification. The program includes coursework in supply chain management, project governance and business analytics, and culminates in a case study-based capstone course.
The Graduate Diploma in Project Management provides learners from a variety of academic disciplines and professions with graduate-level training in the transferable field of project management. The one-semester program delivers enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experiences through a combination of intensive seven-week online courses and weekly face-to-face courses. Students are trained to function effectively in diverse industry careers that utilize project work (e.g., information technology, engineering, life sciences, health care, arts, media, transportation, and supply chains) through coursework that combines the academic rigor of evidence-based management with real world applications that supports project related managerial decision making.
The PhD in Computer Science program prepares candidates for careers in computer science teaching, research, or consulting. The program is designed to provide a deep knowledge of computer science and training in advanced research. Doctoral research carries the expectation of making an original contribution to the body of existing knowledge or technology. It is also expected that the responsibility of problem definition and solution is that of the student. Therefore, graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in defining and analyzing problems, conducting research, and preparing scholarly publications. These objectives are achieved through a combination of course work, independent research, public seminars, a qualifying examination, and the production and defense of a research dissertation.
The Master of Dairy Technology Management (MDTM) is a three-semester, online coursework program that aims to prepare highly qualified personnel who will lead the Ontario, Canadian, and international dairy industries into the future. The MDTM brings together global expertise for instruction and training on dairy science, dairy plant operations, dairy products, agri-food economics, food safety and quality management, operations management, and supply and value chain management. The program blends three major overarching competencies needed to advance industry professionals, namely: dairy science and technology; management of operations, food safety systems and quality assurance; and marketing and business management. Online courses are complemented by regular touchpoints with industry advisors, and the program culminates in completion of an industry-relevant project.
The Master of Data Science (MDS) is a three-semester coursework program that trains individuals to become computationally skilled and ethically minded data analysts. Students become well versed in key technologies in data science, including data wrangling, data mining, data integrity, visualization, machine learning, predictive modelling, and spatial-temporal methods. Through hands-on training, students analyze big data independently and collaboratively such that graduates are primed to help organizations translate data into knowledge and actionable insights. The program features in-class experiential learning opportunities, including how to address and describe complex problems relevant to industry partners, as well as how to explore ethical considerations of privacy, data security, objective analysis and visualization. Students may choose to complete the program through either two capstone courses, or an independent project.
The Master of Conservation Leadership (MCL) program seeks to transform today’s conservation professional into tomorrow’s conservation leader. Aimed at early- to mid-career working professionals, the program is comprised of three week-long residency components, online interactive learning modules, an Individual Development Plan (IDP), and a final learning portfolio that addresses a contemporary need in the sector. The program is designed to be completed in 24 months of full-time study. With an emphasis on innovative conservation practice, including Indigenous-led conservation governance and conservation on private and working lands, the MCL will cultivate competencies in leadership such as strategic planning, conflict resolution, team building, evidence-based decision-making, partnership development, and communication designed expressly for the working conservation professional.
The Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) is a professionally-oriented, 12-month master’s program focused on training individuals to become technically skilled and ethically-minded cybersecurity professionals. Students develop mastery in security analysis and design, security architecture, malware analysis, intrusion detection, threat intelligence, digital forensics, and penetration testing. Hands-on experiential learning in the cybersecurity teaching lab, the Security Operations Centre, will enable students to work with real and simulated security attacks independently and collaboratively. The program culminates in an independent project wherein students partner with an industry or academic partner to produce an evidence-based solution to an emerging challenge to cybersecurity. Graduates will be primed to help organizations create security frameworks, protect sensitive data from threats, and analyse violations to help prevent future breaches.
The PhD in Social Practice and Transformational Change is designed to enable interdisciplinary research at the doctoral level across five disciplinary-focused departments in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS). Its focus on Social Practice will enable research that straddles theory and practice, and advances scholarly knowledge and the interests of community partners, the latter of which has become a nationally and internationally recognized brand of the University of Guelph. Notable areas of strength among the core faculty include community engaged scholarship, disability studies, feminist and gender studies, Indigenous studies, global studies, and teaching and learning.