Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science

Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science

Applications opened now! See the admission procedure below.

NEW Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science

The Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science is a program designed specifically to meet the growing need for well-trained, scientifically educated brewers and/or brewing analysts in the craft and industrial brewing sectors.

The program focuses on the brewing process itself and the science underlying it. Graduates will understand brewing at the molecular level and as a result understand why brewing quality beer requires rigorous attention to detail at every step.

Students completing the proposed certificate will be in high demand to fill assistant brewer, head brewer, brewmaster, product analysis/quality control, and R & D positions in both the craft brewing and industrial brewing sectors. They would also be well prepared to start up their own microbrewery should that be their goal.

This program has limited capacity.

To quality for enrolment, students must hold a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or another discipline relating to one or more of the three (e.g. Chemical or Biological Engineering) and a minimum graduating average of 60% (C+).

The Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science is comprised of 6 one-semester classroom courses and a full-year practicum in the University’s teaching brewery.

The program is offered over two semesters from August 2017 until May 2018.

For more information about the program, please communicate with Dr. Dale Wood, Department Chair, at

Admission procedure

For Graduate Certificate in Brewing Science

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Provide a copy of all of the following:
    • A statement of interest, no longer than 400 words in length, indicating why you want to be enrolled in the program and what you hope to gain from it
    • An official copy of all university transcripts
  3. Pay a $75.00 application fee by:
    • Cheque payable to Bishop’s University
    • Credit card in person or by telephone (MasterCard or Visa accepted)
  4. Submit the complete application package to the office of Jean Porter (Divisional Secretary/Natural Sciences) in one of the following ways:
    • In-person at the Divisional Secretary’s office during business hours:
      Lennoxville Campus
      Johnson Building, Room J-117A (see Campus Map, B1)
      2600, rue College
      Sherbrooke QC J1M 1Z7
    • Or by mail:
      Bishop’s University
      c/o Jean Porter
      Divisional Secretary/Natural Sciences
      2600, rue College
      Sherbrooke QC  J1M 1Z7

Only complete applications received by May 31, 2017, at 4:00 pm will be considered.