Part-time, in class Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials

Program details

Format Part-time in Vancouver or Surrey, with the laboratory course in Surrey
Schedule Courses meet in the evenings and on weekends. Each course runs from 5 to 7 weeks and involves 20 to 30 hours of instruction (except the laboratory course, which involves 40 hours).
Duration 10 months
Current term

June 10, 2019–April 1, 2020.

Note: This will be the final run of the program. Courses will not be scheduled beyond these dates. Program applications can no longer be accepted.

Courses There are five required courses.
Learning materials There are no textbooks required for this program. We will provide all course materials. 

Note: Students must be at least 19 years of age to participate in the Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate program or any of its courses. 

Learning experience

Classes will include lectures, discussions, lab work, and tours of local breweries. You'll learn alongside other Vancouver craft beer enthusiasts and professionals, with whom you'll share experience and ideas. You'll also benefit from top-notch instructors. They include SFU faculty members as well as craft beer industry professionals whom we've chosen on the basis of their craft beer industry experience, credentials and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Our craft beer and brewing courses are university-level and typically require weekly preparation. You’ll complete assigned reading, in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, and examinations. To meet the demands of your coursework, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English. You will receive a letter grade (A to F) at the end of each course.

Graduation requirements

To receive the Craft Beer and Brewing Essentials Certificate, complete and pass all courses with a minimum average grade of C. When you finish your final course, submit the graduation request form.

Take individual craft beer and brewing courses

You’re welcome to take craft beer and brewing courses one at a time when space is available. Please note the prerequisites for Brewing Sciences Laboratory. Visit our course section for details.