Part-time Bachelor of Technology 8900btech

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The Bachelor of Technology in Electronics is a baccalaureate degree approved by the BC Provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and is designed for electronics technologists (or equivalent) who wish to complete a degree while working. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required to design electrical, computer, automation and communication systems. It develops strong mathematics, physics and analytical foundations and broadens this skill set by including business management and liberal studies elements. This degree enhances career advancement opportunities for graduates and supplies the high technology sector with well educated professionals possessing strong practical skills.

This part-time studies program is scheduled to serve the needs of working professionals, with classes held year-round, three terms per year, in the evenings, weekends, or in intensive eight-week sessions.

For projected BTech (Electronics) course offering information, please view the Electronics BTech Course Plan and the sample Program Plan.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

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If the Bachelor of Technology program interests you, review the entrance requirements below. If you have any questions regarding the entrance requirements and equivalents, please contact Program Advising.

This program has a two-step admission process and is open for applications throughout the year.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants that feel they meet the entrance requirements are required to contact the program head for an evaluation of work experience, assessment for pre-entry courses, and have the Proposed Program of Study form for Technical Coursework approved. Contact the program head at 604-432-8660 or Jamil_Ahmed@bcit.ca for more information. Any required pre-entry courses that are part of the degree program matrix will be credited towards the degree.

You can apply if you have had the pre-entry assessment and have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed pre-entry assessment document from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
    • English 12 (67%) or
    • Three credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences (67%) from a recognized institution

    What if I don’t meet these English requirements?

  • Post-secondary - one of the following options:
    • Option 1: BCIT diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology with a minimum course average of 65% or

    • Option 2: Diploma from any nationally accredited program in a related engineering technology discipline, with a minimum course average of 65% or

    • Option 3: Students with a diploma grade point average between 60 and 65% can only gain full admission status after completing three of the following courses: ELEX 7010, ELEX 7020, ELEX 7030 and ELEX 7040, with an overall average of 70% or more or

    • Option 4: An equivalent level of education at the post-secondary level and registration (or qualifying to register) as an Applied Science Technologist with ASTTBC [PDF] will be considered.

  • A minimum of six months of relevant 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).

Continuation requirements

  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience (which includes the six months mentioned earlier) prior to graduation.

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only 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.

Candidates may select and register for courses after reviewing each term's course offerings in the Part-time Studies Course Finder. Candidates are expected to complete at least three courses per year.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

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

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Degree Core: (38.0 credits required) Credits
  ELEX 7010 Engineering Statistics 3.0
  ELEX 7020 Multivariable Calculus and Dynamic Systems 3.0
  ELEX 7021 Scientific Computing 1 1.0
  ELEX 7030 Thermodynamics 3.0
  ELEX 7040 Engineering Materials 3.0
  ELEX 7110 Linear Physical Systems 3.0
  ELEX 7120 Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus 3.0
  ELEX 7121 Scientific Computing 2 1.0
  ELEX 7140 Semiconductor Theory and Applications 3.0
  ELEX 7210 Signal Theory and Processing 3.0
  ELEX 7220 Feedback Control 3.0
  ELEX 7230 Electromagnetism 3.0
  ELEX 7240 Electric Machines 3.0
  ELEX 7250 Communication Theory and Applications 3.0
 
2. Specialization Electives: (9.0 credits required) Credits
  ELEX 8010 Data Communication 3.0
  ELEX 8030 Real-Time Embedded Systems 3.0
  ELEX 8130 Computer Networks 3.0
  ELEX 8140 Mobile Communications 3.0
  ELEX 8170 Industrial System Electrical Design 3.0
  ELEX 8180 Discrete-Time Control Systems 3.0
  ELEX 8270 Power System Analysis 3.0
  ELEX 8275 RF Design Engineering 3.0
  ELEX 8285 Power System Protection 3.0
 
3. Management Component: (9.0 credits required) Credits
  BUSA 7250 Management Skills and Applications 3.0
  ELEX 8280 Engineering Law 3.0
  FMGT 8295 Engineering Economics 3.0
 
4. Liberal Studies Component (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.
 
5. Industry Project: (5.0 credits required) Credits
After completing the prescribed course work, all degree program students are required to complete an industry- sponsored project in their selected area.
  ELEX 8300 Industry Project 5.0
 
Total Credits: 73.0

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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

As a Part-time Studies program, a period of three to five years may be required to complete the program. However, the degree must be completed within seven years from acceptance into the program.

Prior to work experience requirement, candidates may complete:

  • a maximum of 6 credits of Technical Studies/Management course work
  • a maximum of 12 credits of Liberal Studies component course work
  • a maximum of 6 credits of mathematics

Accreditation

Upon graduation, students who intend to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer can apply to the provincial engineering association for acceptance into the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) program. This acceptance will require passing a fundamentals of engineering examination.

Program structure

The general requirement for a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics degree program is a minimum of 73 credits from five components. Candidates will follow their individually approved educational plan.

It is highly recommended that students also take the MatLab/Simulink tutorial (ELEX 0362) as it is used in several core BTech Electronics courses.

ELEX 0362 - Matlab/Simulink Tutorial

Components   Credits
1. Degree Core   38.0
2. Specialization Electives   9.0
3. Management Component   9.0
4. Liberal Studies Component   12.0
5. Industry Project   5.0
Total   73.0

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Faculty and staff

  • J. Ahmed, BSc (EE), MSc (EE), PhD (EE), MBA, PEng, Program Head, Bachelor of Technology
  • G. Carrese, BEng, MEng
  • E. Fung, BA, MBA (Econ), DiplT
  • F. Ghaffari, BSc, PhD, BEd, PEng
  • J. Hollman, PhD (EE), MASc (EE), Ing Ind (EE), PEng
  • M. Hrybyk, BA (Math/Educ), MSc (EE/SC)
  • E. Korolenko, PhD (Chem/Phys)
  • R.B. McCallum, BEng, MBA, CMA, CFP
  • A. McConnell, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (Physics)
  • N. Naylor, BTech Program Assistant
  • D. Querbach, BASc (EngPhys), Dipl.T (EE), OCS
  • K. Sharma, Administrative Assistant
  • D. Verner, BASc, MEng
  • K. Voros, Program Administrator
  • C. Cowan, BASc, PEng, Associate Dean
  • T. Williams, BSc, MSc (Mech Eng), PEng, Dean, School of Energy

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