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ST. LAWRENCE COLLEGE, KINGSTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Kingston, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  7891Enrollment

Graduate Certificate (User Experience Design)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,554 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • St. Lawrence College offers a Graduate Certificate in User Experience Design for a duration of 1-year.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • If students have a 3-year diploma or a degree, this program will prepare students for the exciting career of user experience (UX) designer.
  • The program will help students to develop skills in research, facilitation, presentation, business analysis, project management, information architecture, usability assessment as well as visualization.
  • Students will learn how to implement design-thinking processes and strategies, conduct user research, employ usability and accessibility best practices.
  • SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world.
  • St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. 
  • UX designers and consultants work in diverse industry sectors including media and design, financial services and banking, healthcare and medical services, technology services; computer software development, etc.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 35,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 14,716 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time/programs/n_z/user-experience-desi...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete a 2 to 3 years College Diploma or a University Degree.
  • Students must have to submit an English language proficiency test score.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed 10th and intermediate i.e 12th grade which has the minimum with 60% marks.
  • The minimum qualification required to attend this program is a higher secondary school certificate.
  • Copies of original documents should be attested by the educational institution.
  • School Record of Diploma/Degree certificate Mark sheets for each year of study is required.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Official Transcript: Submit copies of an official transcript from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Official Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Personal Statement: This is a short statement (approximately one page) that details the reason for pursuing graduate studies with this department and their research interests.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

83 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$13554
Books and supplies$600
Other fees$562
Total fees$14716

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 5,617
Meal$ 1,275

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
    • Valid Passport
    • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus. Students can only start working in Canada when they start their study program. There are no restrictions on the number of hours students can work on campus in addition to working off-campus.

  • During regular school semesters, students can work up to 20 hours.
  • During scheduled breaks in their school year, like during winter and summer holidays, they can work full-time.
  • Students can’t work during a break that comes before the student start their very first school semester.
  • If their program doesn’t have scheduled academic breaks, students can’t work more than 20 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • User Researcher
  • Wireframe Expert
  • Content Strategist
  • Information Architecture (UX Designer)
  • Usability Tester
  • Interaction Designer
  • Visual Designer (UI Designer)
  • UX/UI Developer ( Involves coding like HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.)
  • Product Designer


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