Student Resources


Welcome to BCIT. Whether you are a recent high-school graduate, or a mature student looking to change careers or enhance your skills, the School of Energy offers you the opportunity to achieve your goals.

Our full-time studies programs range from one to four years in length. The programs are designed to enable you to gain a deep understanding of your discipline by reinforcing theory with hands-on practice in our labs and workshops. Industry work experience can be obtained through practicums, co-op opportunities and apprenticeship. BCIT supports life-long learning and graduates can return to BCIT on either a full or part-time basis to enhance their careers.

How to begin?

The following list will guide you through the steps to get started:

  1. Explore our programs. Once you have decided what program you are interested in, check to see if you meet the program specific entrance requirements.
  2. Find out when to apply and keep in mind that trades programs have different deadlines.
  3. Did you miss the application deadline or is your desired program full and closed? Find out what other programs are still accepting applications.
  4. Before you apply to a program, make sure you have all the required documents.
  5. If you already have a degree, a diploma, or a substantial amount of coursework in a specific program, you may quality for advanced placement.
  6. You will need to have a BCIT ID to apply: create or search for your BCIT ID.
  7. If your documents are ready, apply now. Be ready to make your application payment.
  8. Once you apply to a program, find out what happens next.
  9. Check your program fees and tuition fees due date. BCIT offers a number of payment options.
  10. For employer sponsored studies, check for sponsorship for full-time studies options.
  11. If you require funding for your studies, check to see if the programs of your choice is eligible for funding.
  12. Check what textbooks might be required for your program.
  13. If you are a student with a disability, check out the disability resource centre.
  14. If you withdraw from your program, you may be eligible to receive a tuition refund (less the processing fee and applicable non-refundable commitment fee), if you voluntarily withdraw by the refund deadline.

Additional resources

If you need help deciding what program to choose, speak to a Program Advisor or consider enrolling in one of our part-time studies career exploration courses.

For more information about what to expect as a new BCIT student, check out the welcome page.

Contact a customer service representative in the Student Information and Enrolment Services for immediate assistance, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us. We are here to help!