University studies are offered by universities and follow pre-university college studies. The structure of a university education is similar to that found elsewhere in North America.
University studies are divided into three cycles:
- the Bachelor’s (first cycle), which lasts 3 or 4 years depending on the discipline
- the Master’s (second cycle), which lasts 1 or 2 years
- the Doctorate (third cycle) lasts 3 years or more
Most universities also offer short programs of varying lengths, such as specialized post-graduate certificates or diplomas.
Universities bring together faculties in a large variety of disciplines as well as professional schools, such as business schools (HEC) and engineering schools.
Source: Ministry of Education and Higher Education