Degree level expectations and learning outcomes identify the knowledge, skill and competency outcomes that reflect progressive levels of intellectual and creative development.

Guidelines for the Degree Level Expectations (DLEs) have been created by the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV) and serve as the academic standards for Ontario’s universities.

These outcomes may be expressed in subject-specific or in generic terms. Graduates at specified degree levels (e.g., BA, MSc) are expected to demonstrate these outcomes. Each university adapts and describes the degree level expectations to apply within its own institution. Likewise, academic units describe their institution’s expectations in terms that are appropriate to their academic programs.

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