Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Bachelor of Technology 8350btech

Part-time Studies Bachelor of Technology

A success story: Sunny Ghataurah, Director of Applied Engineering Solutions and TMGT 2011 graduate


Sunny is one of the winners selected by Business in Vancouver 2014 'Top 40 Under 40'. The award highlights BC's outstanding professionals who are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business and leadership within BC.


The Technology Management (TMGT) program will appeal to technologists, technicians, and technical specialists who work in applied science, technology or trade fields.

The aim of the program is to expand technical professionals' knowledge, management skills and attributes for their roles as supervisors and managers in technical organizations.

The program is designed to:

  • Equip technical professionals for supervisory and management positions
  • Augment advanced technical training within business and management parameters
  • Establish business and management strategies within a technical environment
  • Open opportunities to earn university degrees with management and operations focus
  • Provide practical opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Earn a degree without disengaging from the work place.

The program is composed of four main course clusters including 22 credits of management courses, 15 credits of advanced technology sector courses, 12 credits of Liberal Studies and a graduation project worth 15 credits.

Program Entry

Application processing

This is a continual intake program with applications processed throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants are required to have their work experience reviewed and assessed prior to applying. Please email the Program Administrator to receive a program information kit which includes detailed information on the program, how to have a pre-assessment of your work experience completed, and how to formally apply online.

An approved pre-entry assessment from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant technical work experience. (Note: This new entrance requirement will be in effect September 1, 2014. If you formally apply prior to this date, you will be grandfathered under the old entrance requirements where a minimum of six months relevant technical work experience prior to graduation is required.)

  • Post-secondary: one of the following from a recognized institution:
    • Diploma from BCIT (or equivalent institution) or
    • Related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or
    • Alternate Entry Model: designed for career-oriented adults who do not have post-secondary education equivalent to a diploma. Candidates may be considered for special admission (Alternate Entry) if they have at least five years of relevant technical work experience.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES).

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

NOTE: You do not need to be accepted into the degree program to register for TMGT courses. Please keep in mind, though, that if you do begin taking TMGT courses prior to acceptance, it does not guarantee you acceptance into the program. If you do apply and are accepted, you may receive credit for those TMGT courses you have already taken, as long as the course has not changed substantially since you have taken it. If you decide to begin taking TMGT courses in advance of applying to the program, it is highly recommended that you formally apply to the program after you have completed no more than six (6) credits of TMGT courses. This is to ensure your continuation in the program, to completion, so that you will be awarded your credential.

Apply to program

BCIT only accepts complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Management Courses (22.0 credits) Credits

Technology Management
  TMGT 7101 Engineering, Technology and Management 1.0
  TMGT 7102 Project Management/Resource Utilization 1.0
  TMGT 7103 Research and Development Management 1.0

Marketing Management
  TMGT 7111 High Technology Marketing Strategies 1.0
  TMGT 7112 Marketing Research 1.0
  TMGT 7113 Marketing Programs and Plans 1.0
  TMGT 7114 Product Planning and Marketing Implementation 1.0

Financial Management
  TMGT 7121 Principles of Finance 1.0
  TMGT 7122 Accounting for Technologists 1.0
  TMGT 7123 Technology Information Systems 1.0
  TMGT 7124 Technology and International Finance 1.0

Business Development Management
  TMGT 7133 Law for Intelligence-based Business 1.0
  TMGT 7134 Technology and International Trade and Competition 1.0
  TMGT 7135 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3.0

Human Resource Management
  TMGT 7142 Technology Management Communication 1.0
  TMGT 7143 Problem Solving and Decision-Making 1.0
  TMGT 7144 Human Resource Planning and Control 1.0
  TMGT 7145 Leadership in a World of Change 3.0
 
2. Advanced Technology Courses (15.0 credits required) Credits

Students of the degree program come from a broad cross section of technical areas and can select 15.0 credits of courses that best suit their professional career goals. These elective courses may be selected from among 7000 and 8000 level courses from other Bachelor of Technology programs, or higher level courses, such as:

Courses must be advanced technology level in a degree program. Courses should not be similar to any of the courses offered in the Technology Management degree program. Courses from other institutions of higher learning will also be considered, including higher level Transport Canada-endorsed courses.

Program Approval for courses must be given by the Program Head or designate as they could require prerequisites.

Partial selections of suggested (available) courses that are suitable for wider audience to augment any technical area of study are:

  SUST 7100 Dimensions of Sustainability: An Introduction to Sustainable Urban Development 3.0
  EENG 7200 Principles of Sustainability 3.0
  EENG 8220 Foundations of Sustainable Energy 2.5
  TMGT 7151 Implement Issues in Telecom 3.0
  TMGT 7152 Implementation Issues in Data Management 3.0
  TMGT 7153 Tactical and Strategic Business Use of the Internet 3.0
  TMGT 7154 Trends in New and Emerging Information Technologies 3.0
  TMGT 7155 Information Technology Management Issues 3.0

For additional information or clarification, contact TMGT degree program department.

 
3. Graduation Project (15.0 credits)
Credits
Through the Graduation Project the candidates will solve a significant problem or explore innovative ideas for improvement of their employer's organization through a value-added project. This technology transfer is one of the major goals of the program and is intended to support BCIT's mandate as the Center of Advanced Technology training in British Columbia.
  TMGT 8101 Directed Studies 3.0
  TMGT 8102 Applied Research Methods 3.0
  TMGT 8103 Technology Assessment 3.0
  TMGT 8104 Project 6.0
 
4. Liberal Studies (12.0 credits required) Credits

Mandatory Courses: (6.0 credits)
  LIBS 7001 Critical Reading and Writing 3.0
  LIBS 7002 Applied Ethics 3.0

Elective Courses: (6.0 credits)
All students will be required to achieve these credits in accordance with the BCIT policy on Liberal Studies course requirements.

Contact the Program Head to confirm acceptable electives or alternate courses approved by the Registrar.

 
Total Credits: 64.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Three to five years, part-time

Students may complete the required course work through any combination of night school and distance and online learning formats. This will allow individuals to maintain full-time employment while working towards completing their degree.

The rate of progress through the program will vary. Most individuals will likely take three to five years to complete their studies, but all have up to seven years to complete the program requirements.

Candidates are expected to maintain at least a 65% average during the program. Candidates will achieve an honours degree if a grade point average of 80% or higher is maintained.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Program structure

With one unit of credit equivalent to 15 hours of classroom instruction, the distribution of credits between components is as follows:

Management/Technology Component
  Management Courses 22.0
  Advanced Technology Courses 15.0
  Graduation Project 15.0
Liberal Studies Component 12.0
Total credits: 64.0

Under Management Courses, there are five areas of study, each composed of three to four courses of one credit each:

  • Technology Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Development Management
  • Human Resource Management

The above course titles reflect the general areas related to the topic and each course within these areas is built on the distinctive qualities and issues that are specifically relevant to technology management as a whole.

Advanced Technology

Students may select courses that best suit their career and professional goals. These courses may be selected from among 7000 and 8000 level courses from other BCIT Bachelor of Technology degree programs.

Courses must be advanced technology level courses in a degree program. Courses should not be similar to any of the courses offered in the Technology Management degree program. Courses from other institutions of higher learning will also be considered, including higher level Transport Canada-endorsed courses. The course selections for Advanced Technology, which must be approved by the Technology Management program head, should constitute a logical and cohesive package that is academically sound and enhances the skills and/or career options of the graduate.

Applying For Transfer Credit

If you intend to apply for transfer credits, you MUST apply to the program, pay an application fee, and be accepted, in order to be assessed for eligibility for transfer credits.

Continue your education

Advanced Training

Upon completion, Technology Management graduates may proceed to Simon Fraser University's Master of Technology (MOT) program and have the option to complete the MOT in one year full-time, or two years part-time. SFU now delivers evening courses which will provide greater flexibility to part-time students who wish to continue working while completing the MOT MBA.

TMGT graduates are making valuable SFU-acknowledged contributions to the MOT MBA classes and are encouraged to continue their education and view the MOT MBA as a valid option after completing the TMGT degree.

For further information and admissions requirements for SFU MOT, please contact Simon Fraser University.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the program can be from a variety of industries and assume leadership roles as supervisors and managers at the junior and mid-management levels. Technologists and trades technicians may also strive for self-employment as independent contractors and consultants or sole proprietors of their own business.

Technologists, technicians and technical specialists in this degree program have their careers grounded in fields such as biomedical engineering, information technology, civil, electronics, mechanical, airport operations, aircraft maintenance, avionics and many others.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

What's New

2016 Spring Convocation
2016 February Technology Management graduates
Congratulations to all of the recent TMGT graduates! Pictured here at the June 22nd Convocation ceremony from left to right are Derek Barr, Neil Wieler (TMGT instructor), Peter Druskin and Peter Huang

2016 Graduating Awards Ceremony
2016 February Technology Management graduates
Graduates Derek Barr and Marcuh Pannwitz were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements at this year’s Graduating Awards Ceremony. Pictured here from left to right are Neil Wieler (TMGT instructor), Bev Barr, Derek Barr, Marcus Pannwitz, Ted Blair (Production Manager, Eastman Kodak Co.). Congratulations Derek and Marcus!.

MBA Option

SFU - Management of Technology (MOT)


Upon completion, Technology Management graduates may qualify to Simon Fraser University's Master of Technology (MOT) program at the Beedie School of Business.

This 24-month, part-time program is intended to be manageable for someone who is also working at a demanding full-time job. Beginning in September 2014, classes are two evenings a week (Mondays and Wednesdays) with one or two additional 3-day intensive classes per semester

As an alumnus of the Bachelor of Technology Degree at BCIT you could qualify for a GMAT waiver when applying to the Management of Technology MBA program at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. In the past, alumni from the Bachelor of Degree program have continued into the MOT MBA program and have been very successful in the program and in their careers afterwards. Alumni from our program who have performed well at BCIT and have significant managerial experience in the technology sectors or hold an approved professional designation will be considered for a GMAT waiver at the time they apply for the MOT MBA program. Significant professional designations include: engineering designations, CFA or CA. To find out if you qualify for a GMAT waiver you can contact motmba@sfu.ca.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Laurie McGee

Program Administrator
Bachelor of Technology
School of Transportation
Tel: 604-432-8459
Email: Laurie_McGee@bcit.ca


Terry Suen

Program Head
Bachelor of Technology
School of Transportation
Tel: 604-451-6886
Email: Terry_Suen@bcit.ca

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Laurie McGee, 604-432-8459

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Testimonial

TMGT graduate Shawn Boven

"I never thought I would reach this level so quickly. I used to have a job, but now I have a career, thanks to the BCIT Technology Management program."

Shawn Boven, TMGT Graduate

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TMGT graduate Sandra Swanson

"BCIT's Technology Management degree program made sense to me. My boss, a professional engineer, believed that I could complete BCIT's degree and acquire the skill set that would allow me to do what he does, and be coached to rise to a leadership position that would open the doors to many opportunities that build on my strengths. BCIT's degree program has challenged me to think "outside the box".

Sandra Swanson, Recipient of Dean's Award for Bachelor of Technology, TMGT Graduate

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"The TMGT program has given me the necessary knowledge, skills and the confidence to tackle any business challenges that come my way ... I have always been a great believer in education and without BCIT’s TMGT degree program, it would have been very difficult to serve my current role.”

Faik Eljezovic, President and CEO of Una Technologies Corporation, TMGT Graduate