Building the Future
Considering a career in Civil Engineering? BCIT's 4-year full-time Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering contains an optional exit after year two where you can earn a Diploma of Technology in Civil Engineering Technology. These credentials will provide you with the skills to practise in this popular field as either a civil technologist or as a civil engineer, and also allow you to get on the path to further studies.
Civil technology part-time studies and distance education
BCIT's Civil Technology programs and courses provide continuing education and professional development opportunities for individuals in various civil technology fields. You can take just one or two courses or complete a part-time Intermediate Certificate or Certificate of Technology. If, however, your goal includes a Diploma of Technology or a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, you will need to enter the full-time Civil Engineering program, and you should be aware that there is no advanced placement into that program. If you already have a Civil Engineering degree or diploma, download our information sheet for Internationally-trained Professionals [PDF, 62 KB].
Part-time programs and courses
Civil Technology Part-time Studies (PTS) offers evening courses held in classrooms or labs at BCIT's Burnaby Campus. You can register in either the Part-time Intermediate Certificate or the Part-time Certificate of Technology program, or you can register for single course offerings. For single courses, perform a search for courses in the subjects that interest you by entering keywords in the subject area and selecting "course" or download the Part-time Studies flyer.
Civil Technology Distance Education (DE) courses cover a variety of subject areas and allow you start whenever you want and learn at home at your own pace. Civil technology distance courses may be found by entering "TSYH" in the "find part-time courses" search field.
For your benefit we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and recommend that you review this page as it may help in your decision whether Distance Education is the correct path for you.