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The Program   

KPU's Brewing and Brewery Operations program is the only brewing diploma of its kind in BC and the first brewing program in Canada to be recognized by the Master Brewers Association for offering a high standard of brewing education. Students study the science, production, and business of brewing craft beer. The program combines building a solid foundation in brewing science with hands-on practical learning in our state-of-the-art, two-hectoliter pilot brewery located on KPU's Langley campus.

The curriculum was developed in consultation with the BC Craft Brewers Guild and an Advisory Committee consisting of local brewmasters, brewery owners and industry experts. Students explore the history of brewing, brewery equipment and technology, packaging and sales, as well as brew house calculations, brewing chemistry, and recipe formulations. For more information about the program or to schedule a tour of our brewery, email us at brew@kpu.ca. For upcoming Info Session dates, click here

FAQs: for answers to come of our most common questions, click here.
 

Career Opportunities

The unprecedented growth in the craft beer industry has created a huge demand for educated, trained brewers. In fact, most of our first graduates were offered positions before they even finished their diploma. There is tremendous opportunity and potential for anyone interested in breaking into the craft beer industry. For more information on brewing careers, visit our Careers page at kpu.ca/brew/careers.
 

To Apply

To apply to the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Program, you must complete the following two steps:

  • Apply to Kwantlen Polytechnic University and submit proof that you satisfy the admission requirements; and
  • Complete and submit a Portfolio.

For more details, visit How To Apply. For more information on upgrading your high school program requirements or English proficiency testing, visit www.kpu.ca/testing/english-testing.
 

Info Sessions & Brewery Tours

Considering applying to the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program? Contact us at brew@kpu.ca about upcoming information sessions where you can meet the faculty and students, tour the brewery, and talk to an admissions coordinator.

Interested in a tour of our brewery and craft beer tasting? Click here for more details and to register for a tour.