Why become a Mature Student @ KPU?
Whether you've decided to advance your current role, switch professions, learn a new skill or finish your credential, it's never too late to invest or reinvent yourself. But if you're investing in or reinventing yourself, you don't have time to waste. KPU is the place where thought meets action and we understand you need to get working, get that promotion or get started on your new career as soon as possible.
As Canada's only polytechnic university, you'll learn through practical, hands-on experiences, gaining in-demand, industry skills you need to be confident and job-ready. Most of our programs have a practical career or experiential learning component tied to local industry. In fact, many students are hired before they finish their education. We also have expert staff at our Career Development Centre who can help coach you on career transitions, applying for work, interviewing and networking.
We have classes offered in all learning modes, online, in-person or a hybrid mix of both, so you can choose what suits the way you learn best. Add to that, flexibility to study full- or part-time with classes in the morning, afternoon or evening, so you can learn at your own pace and what fits your current lifestyle. And depending on your program, you have the option to take classes at any of our campuses across the lower mainland.