Once your application for admission has been accepted, advisors in your program can help you understand courses, prerequisites, university policies and procedures and how to take advantage of academic support services across campus.

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General student information

The Getting Started guide includes general information for all new students including details about the student portal, email, requesting learning accommodations, planning your finances and paying your fees.

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Program planning

To plan your degree you will need to refer to the program of study in the Academic Calendar which outlines the core courses, general education core requirements, major coursework and elective requirements of your degree.

Planning sheets

Requirements and regulations for your degree are determined by the year you are accepted to the program. Use the planning sheets from the appropriate year below to help you keep track of the courses you need to graduate.

For Bachelor of Design students who start the program Fall 2021:

Recommended program of study 2021/22

Course Planning Guide 2021/22

For Bachelor of Design students who start the program Fall 2020:

Recommended program of study 2020/21

Course Planning Guide 2020/21

For Bachelor of Design students who start the program in Fall 2019:

Recommended program of study 2019/20

Course Planning Guide 2019/20

Additional planning information

If you have taken post-secondary courses previously, some of those credits may qualify for transfer to this program.

Transfer credit assessment

The process for assessing transfer credit varies depending on where you took your courses. In all cases, your first step is to apply to the program. Transfer credit will only be assessed after you have been accepted.

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Placement of your transfer credit

After your transfer credit has been evaluated and if you have questions about the assessment of the courses, book an appointment with an advisor. They can help you understand how the credits work towards your degree requirements.

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Course information

The getting started guide will help you understand course descriptions, prerequisites and other common vocabulary and processes you need as you select and enrol in your courses.

Getting Started


You will enrol yourself in courses using myStudentSystem. To learn how, check out the guide.

Using myStudentSystem

To receive your credential, you must apply to graduate by the deadline. You can find the application to graduate in myStudentSystem.

Graduation requirements

To graduate you must complete all requirements and adhere to the regulations of the degree and MacEwan University. Consult the academic calendar for the year you were admitted to the program. The following requirements and regulations apply:

  • Bachelor of Design Program of Study
  • Bachelor of Design Degree Regulations
  • Institutional Graduation Regulations

Academic Calendar

Convocation ceremony

MacEwan University holds two convocation ceremonies per year. If you complete your degree in December or April, you can convocate in June. If you complete your degree between May and August, you can convocate in November.

Learn more about Convocation

Academic support services

Get extra help when you need it. Whatever you choose to study, we have the learning spaces and academic supports you need to succeed.