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Trending UG and PG courses to Study in Canada.

Education Abroad is gaining strong momentum among students that are looking to engage in new environments to gain invaluable experiences while being challenged. The courses that are currently trending have strong foundations in practicality which attract students towards them as students in today's day and age want to be equipped with the skills when they venture out into the world and corporate environment.

While some courses have been all-time favorites, there are many that are now becoming famous among students.

The courses are divided into Undergraduate (UG) courses and Post Graduate (PG) Diploma Courses to indicate the upcoming trends in Overseas Education.


UG Courses:


Being one of the most opted for and famous courses globally, Engineering as an umbrella subject contributes to about 30% of international students each year. In Engineering there are various types of specializations and majors. A few trending Engineering courses are:

Civil Engineering

A civil engineering degree consists of the application of Mathematics and Physics to solve and tackle specific, real-world problems in Commerce and Industry. Civil engineers are usually responsible for the design and supervise the construction of infrastructures such as roads, buildings, airports, dams, bridges with a water supply and sewage systems mas well.

Mechanical Engineering

A Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program allows students to study and get hands-on experience to equip them with and develop the essential skill sets in Engineering, Science, and Mathematics that are required to work as a Mechanical Engineer.

Electrical Engineering

A Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) is an undergraduate academic degree that students pursue in Engineering. The course usually spans about three to five years of study at a university or college in Canada.

Computer Science and Engineering

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering focuses on the design and application of Computer Hardware and Software. The course aims at equipping students to have detailed knowledge of hardware and software to create, build and use complex information processing systems to operate a wide range of applications.


A Bachelors In Business Administration (BBA) is a course at the undergraduate level that teaches all the forms of management which provide students conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge in the different verticals of business like Finance, Economics, Operations, Marketing, etc. Bachelors of Commerce (B Com) is an undergraduate degree in Commerce and other related subjects. This course includes teaching a wide range of managerial skills to the students and develops their understanding the subjects of commerce streams like Accounting, Economics, Finance, Taxation, Management, and Insurance.

3. Psychology

A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (BA/BS) is an undergraduate degree in the field of Psychology that teaches the basics of Psychology and gives practical experience in test administration and interpersonal skills. The course usually lasts about 3 – 4 years depending on the university and syllabus.

4. IT

A Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc IT) is an undergraduate degree that provides an in-depth knowledge of the Information technology field. The degree is a requirement to work in the Information Technology industry. The subjects that are usually taught during this course are Software Development, Software Testing, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Web Design, Databases, Programming, etc.

PG Diploma:

1. Business

PG diplomas in Business are one of the most popular courses of choice among students. The diploma courses equip students with the required knowledge and skills to be ready for a Master's course in the future. These diploma courses take about 1 or 2 years, depending on the course.

A few examples of the PGDip courses are:

Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management which is a 2-year Post Graduate Diploma. This course teachs strategy in Sales, Communications and Business Development and helps students enhance business skills.

Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) is a 1-year career-specific postgraduate course. The course teaches advanced concepts in Human Resources and its evolving concepts with practical aspects as well.

Post Graduate Diploma in Finance is a two-semester Work Integrated Programme created specifically for working professionals aiming at quick career progression in high-growth areas of Finance or the BFSI industry and who want to stand out in highly competitive workplaces.

2. IT

A PG Diploma in Information Technology Management (PGDITM) is a diploma course with a program specially designed to help IT postgraduates to think critically and develop high-level skills in the IT field. The courses offered in this diploma are Cloud Computing, Big Data, Software Information Systems and Data Analytics to name a few.

3. Project Management

A Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management is a one-year specialized program that helps students develop advanced skills and a better understanding of concepts, approaches, and tools, relevant to the field.

4. Healthcare

Diplomas in Healthcare consist of a programme that provides students with the core knowledge on healthcare organizational values, strategies and philosophies.

Health Information Management – This is course focuses on the data that pertains to an individual's medical history, right from symptoms, diagnoses to procedures and outcomes.

It is also termed as the practice of acquiring, analyzing and protecting digital and traditional medical data vital to quality patient care..

Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Informatics - This course aims to provide the appropriate skills to the students to equip them to tackle real-world changes and challenges upon entering the healthcare sector as healthcare informatics professionals.

Diploma of Fitness - qualifies a student to deliver advanced exercise programs and acts as a pathway to a diverse range of careers in Sports, Fitness and Recreation centers as well as business owners in fitness.


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