BCIT's progressive laddering model provides you with the unique opportunity to advance your education and upgrade your skills at an accelerated pace. By laddering educational growth - starting, for example, with a Certificate and working your way up to a Degree - BCIT's globally-renowned and specialized credentials allow you to develop into leaders in your chosen field.
Associate Certificates and Certificates
A BCIT certificate is a relatively short but specialized training program that combines applied theory and practical skills for work in a particular field. It can be completed one or more courses at a time over a period of months or years. You graduate with an associate certificate or certificate credential.
Intense, longer-term diploma programs prepare technologists and technicians for employment in technological, technical, paraprofessional and professional occupations. Diplomas combine applied theory and practical skills, and are usually, but not always, completed through full-time studies.
Post Diplomas and Advanced Studies
BCIT's post-diplomas and advanced studies options are for the college, technical institute or university graduate. These highly specialized, advanced training programs build on prior education and experience, and consist of specialized theoretical and practical education in a particular field.
BCIT's degree programs are designed to build on previous post-secondary education and facilitate career growth and advancement. Most students complete a BCIT two-year diploma of technology program, followed by some work experience, before applying those credits to complete their degree.
The majority of our degrees are offered on a part-time basis to fit into busy lives. However, accelerated scheduling, daytime and evening classes, and distance and online learning allow you to complete your degree on a full-time basis if you choose. This model has the applied focus of all BCIT credentials, and allows learners to gain related work experience while advancing their careers with new and practical knowledge.
All BCIT master's degrees include coursework and a research component and resemble traditional models in their quality and rigour. However, a distinct BCIT applied flavour is embedded into the degree structure. Coursework includes both advanced studies in the particular area of study and study of professional practices such as intellectual property, product commercialization, and project management. The applied research component consists of two research courses and an applied research thesis or project.
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Master's of Engineering in Building Science (M.Eng)
Master's of Applied Science in Building Science (M.A.Sc.)