The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems degree is designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals, assisting them in widening their job opportunities or advancing along their career paths. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by industry.
The Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Systems has two components. The first component is made up 42.0 credits of technical courses and major projects. This includes core courses, specialty courses (depth in a specific area) and technical electives (breadth in additional areas). The major projects allow the student to apply specialty knowledge in a real-life project, study, or applied research project. The second component consists 18.0 credits of General Education and Management courses.
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is offered in a flexible delivery format to serve the needs of working professionals. Candidates can take course loads ranging from a minimum of three courses per year to an equivalent of a full-time program of studies. Most courses are offered in the evening or on weekends. Some are offered online through Web-based courses or during the day (depending on demand). Applicants can apply to the program at any time through the year.
Wireless and Mobile Applications Development stream of BCIT’s BTech program in the School of Computing and Academic Studies provides hands-on training for developing applications on the mobile platforms utilizing wireless channels for peer-to-peer communication and/or connectivity to the internet. Weekly labs provide step-by-step instructions on designing applications that leverage benefits of untethered connectivity and mobility while addressing constraints imposed by the mobile platforms and the wireless channels. Although the focus is primarily on ubiquitous mobile devices such as smartphones/tablets and the associated cellular (2.5G, 3G and above), WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC wireless channels/networks, sensor systems and networks are also studied and experimented with.
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is also offered in a full-time format.
This two year program includes CST Bachelor of Technology core courses, technical courses, and electives, as well as Business Management elective courses and Liberal Education courses.
Once accepted into the part-time program, students register and complete classes on a course-by-course basis. Part-time courses are taught in our Downtown Vancouver Campus, Burnaby Campus, and Online on weekday evenings and weekends. Please see the Bachelor of Technology Annual Course Availability page for course availability at each campus and the semester they are taught.
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