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Degree details

These degree details are effective January 2017 for MEDI students. For students that entered into the program before January 2017, please refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar in your year of entry.

Course load # of courses Other degree requirements Minimum GPA to graduate

Full-time
(4 courses/term)

Part-time studies
(2 courses/term)

4
Core

2
Thematic

2
Electives

Capstone Project

- Internship; OR

- Applied Research Project; OR

- Major Research Paper (with permission of Program Director)

70%

Course schedule

The following schedule is the suggested sequence and length for full-time students. Part-time students have greater flexibility and will work with the Graduate Administrator and Program Director to balance program and work responsibilities.

Suggested course sequence
Term Course - each course is offered once a year
1. Fall 

ECDEV 601 (core course) Economic Development: Theories and frameworks

ECDEV 602 (core course) Economic Development: Policy and practice

ECDEV 603 (core course) Analytical tools and techniques for economic development

1 elective

2. Winter

ECDEV 604 (core course) Management and policy tools for economic development and sustainability professionals

ECDEV 605 (thematic course) Innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable business development

ECDEV 606 (thematic course) Innovation and economic development in cities and regions

1 Elective

3.Spring/onward   Capstone Project

Electives

ECDEV 611 - Industrial location theory and concepts

ECDEV 612 - Land development

ECDEV 615 - Community economic development

ENBUS 612 - Social entrepreneurship and scaling social innovation

ENBUS 642 - Stakeholder engagement, collaborations and partnerships

INDEV 604 - Sustainable cities

SUSM 630 -  Enterprise marketing and social accountability

Other courses with approval from the program director

Contact our team

Claudette DeMaere

​grad.seed@uwaterloo.ca

Graduate Program

Administrator 

519-888-4567 x38189

Location: EV3 4269