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KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma Program

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Applying for Fall 2020? The application deadline has been extended until August 1, 2020 or until filled. Already accepted? Click here for registration information. 

2019 BC Beer Awards KPU Brewing photo by JustJash#1 TEACHING BREWERY IN NORTH AMERICA

2019 US Open College Beer Championship | Grand National Champion  

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 standard of excellence in 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

For upcoming Info Session dates, click here

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


KPU Brewing students and faculty have won multiple awards for their beer and won Brewery of the Year at the 2019 BC Beer Awards. KPU was also named top brewing school in North America in the 2019 US Open College Beer Championships, as well as student teams winning two gold medals and a silver medal in the competition. In 2018, faculty and students took home second place at the BC Beer Awards for their 50/50 Hefe in the German Wheat Beer category and brought home awards from the 2017 BC Beer Awards, and 2018 and 2017 US Open College Beer Championship.

To Apply

To apply to the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma 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

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

Info Sessions & Brewery Tours

Considering applying to the KPU Brewing and Brewery Operations Diploma program? Stay tuned for details on our next Information Session or email us at to find out when the next Info Session is scheduled. 

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


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