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MacEwan University - School of Continuing Education

MacEwan University’s School of Continuing Education offers lifelong learning opportunities to enhance your career and life.  Explore certificates and courses in Business and Management for both domestic and International students, Art, Design & Digital Media, Health and Workplace Wellness, English as an Additional Language, University Preparation and the Conservatory of Music.

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Founded in 1971, MacEwan University provides learner-focused instruction to students of all ages in a warm and collegial atmosphere. MacEwan University offers more than 60 certificate, diploma and degree programs in its five Faculties and Schools. Creativity thrives here through research, creative work and innovation that engages students, staff, faculty and the community.


MacEwan University is dedicated to providing students with a transformative, academically rigorous personal learning experience in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. This is one of the many features that set our university apart and provide students diverse pathways to achievement and growth. Our international programs aim to prepare learners for the Canadian work environment by empowering students with the tools to be successful.


MacEwan University recognizes that faculty and student involvement in research, scholarly activity and creative achievement is an important contributor to teaching excellence and student learning. Faculty and students mutually benefit through maintaining high-quality research programs and student engagement in research, scholarly and creative activity.The university welcomes collaborations with other researchers, community and industry partners in the pursuit of knowledge, its application and transfer.Additionally, the School of Continuing Education has conducted a number of research project with the latest one investigating the use of mobile devices for EAL adult learners’ vocabulary development.


We currently have three professional development programs that focus on career paths related to the business areas of Project Management, Business Analysis and Global Logistics. Students in these programs have previous post-secondary education and experience working in a professional setting. The learning objectives are designed to enhance industry knowledge and understanding in a Canadian business environment while also improving professional English language communication. Students that successfully complete a one-year professional development certificate are eligible to apply for a work permit in Canada.


Student services

At MacEwan University School of Continuing Education (SCE) we have a dedicated team to service our SCE International students directly on campus. A Senior Program Manager and Program Assistant are on site daily during school hours. We also have the students services support network at our MacEwan University International office. A Students’ Association (SAMU) on campus provides volunteer opportunities, social events, a breakfast club and more to keep students engaged year round.

Housing services

As students are coming from a more experienced background accommodation is left to the students’ discretion however MacEwan SCE International does provide recommendations through MacEwan residential services, homestay, apartment rental websites and student housing registry. MacEwan Residence is located next to the City Centre Campus and is within walking distance from the Alberta College Campus. The residence provides safe and affordable housing for students and it is also a place to meet new friends. Students wishing to live in the MacEwan Residence should apply early in order to guarantee space. Rental opportunities are also nearby and can be available through month to month or one year leases.

Library services

The Alberta College campus has a full service library with textbook, academic and personal borrowing services, online resources, printing and access to individual study space. There are also public computers available for academic use. The library at the City Centre campus has more access to other academic sources and the Public library.

ICT services

Students are given free Wi-Fi access on campus with their student identification. Computers are also available in the library for academic use. We have a fully integrated IT support network with direct phone number and email access for any technology-based questions, applications or issues.

Medical services

If you study in Alberta for at least 12 months, you are eligible to apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). This insurance is free but you need to apply within one week of moving here. Alberta Health Care covers the cost of your visits to doctors, hospitals and other basic health care needs. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Alberta College Campus is in a historic location in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Surrounded by the scenic river valley and quick access to services, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The location is also easily accessible by public transportation. Many other amenities are within walking distance. The campus has a central cafeteria, a library, and fully equipped computer labs. The site is also home to the Conservatory of Music where students can learn in one of many studios or perform at the world-class acoustic recital space, Muttart Hall. 

Sports facilities

MacEwan University Sport and Wellness is the downtown recreation facility located at the City Centre Campus. The accredited fitness and aquatic facility hosts a large fitness area featuring two drop weight areas, half racks, Olympic lifting platforms, strength and cardio machines; a six-lane 25-metre pool with teach area and a 40-person hot tub; a beautiful three-court gymnasium; steam rooms; and fitness and spin studios. There is an additional cost for students to access the facility each term. The Alberta College Campus is also walking distance to two fitness centres including World Health Club and the Don Wheaton YMCA.

Student clubs

The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is a student-centered organization governed by students, for students. There are several programs and services offered by SAMU that provide recreation, networking, volunteer and event opportunities. A breakfast and conservation club is held at the Alberta College Campus monthly to promote English conversation. SAMU also is associated with 80 student clubs in widely diverse areas of interest that are open to all local and international students. From athletics to art and music.


MacEwan University is a Registered or Endorsed Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI), International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta (SCMA). These three governing bodies are Provincially and Internationally recognized as professionally recognized associations in each industry that focus on continuing education, member resources, academic research, industry standards and governance, conferences, publications and awards.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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