Engineering Central

Engineering students excel at the national Canadian Engineering Competition

After earning top honors at the Western Engineering Competition in January this year, BCIT engineering students moved on to this national event which brought together 150 of the most innovative and creative engineering undergraduate students from across Canada.

Sean Garrity, Electrical engineering student, and Iaan Johnston, a Mechanical engineering student, earned first place in the Re-Engineering category.
Third year Mechanical engineering students Aaron Hufsmith, Clayton McMunn and Tariq Shobab placed third in Innovative design for their motorcycle trailer project.

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Civil Engineering team places third in national Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

What would you do with 10,000 Popsicle sticks, four kilometres of dental floss, and gallons of glue?

If you're an engineering student, you build a model bridge. That's what a group of BCIT Civil Engineering students did at the 28th Annual Troitsky Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition, held March 5 at Montreal's Concordia University.

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Future Engineers apply science, teamwork and communications in Robotics Competitions

Nearly 1000 children aged 7 to 19 come to the BCIT Burnaby campus every year and redefine what's cool at school.

Robotics is the tech-savvy extracurricular activity that bridges science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for passionate participants. Not only do children get to show off their creations, they are challenged with a variety of real-life problems such as transporting people, goods and services in the safest most energy-efficient way possible. The applications of physics as well as the fostering of collaboration and communications skills help prepare youth for tomorrow's challenges.

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Mechanical Engineering Students Place First in Western Engineering Competition for Innovative Design

Three of BCIT's Mechanical Engineering students placed first in the Innovative Design category at the 2012 Western Engineering Competition in Calgary Jan. 18-22. Congratulations to third-year students Iaan Johnston, Jon Zimmerman and Kelvin Chan.

Additional congratulations to the faculty who devoted their time to mentoring and supporting the students in preparation for the contest: Dr. Cyrus Raoufi for supervising the project, Ms. Darlene Webb for coaching students' communication and presentation skills, Mr. Dave Lewis and Mr. Dan Green for helping students manufacture the prototype and Mr. Taco Niet for supporting the team for WEC 2012.

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BCIT Engineering Students Place Second in Website Design Contest

Congratulations to the BCIT chapter of the IEEE Student Branch for their second place finish in the 2011 IEEE Best Student Branch website contest for Canada!

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BCIT Offers Western Canada's First Graduate Program in Building Science

BCIT offers the only graduate degree program in building science in Western Canada: a Master of Engineering and a Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science.

The Master in Building Science program establishes a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that provides students with an integrated science-based body of knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenge of delivering durable, healthy, energy efficient, and sustainable buildings.

BCIT Now Offers Three Engineering Degrees

BCIT offers Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. These four-year applied degrees enable a new generation of engineers to be industry practitioners and contributors to society, on the job, from day one.