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Women in Engineering

Become an engineering trailblazer

Only 20% of newly licensed engineers in Canada identify as women.* Find out how you could be the next engineering trailblazer at the BCIT Engineering Panel and Info Session. Talk to faculty, graduates, and students about their programs and get your questions answered.

*Source: Engineers Canada, 2020

At BCIT you’ll build confidence through hands-on learning in small and supportive teams. Apply now and bring your distinct and extraordinary talent to the industry.

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Women in Engineering Entrance Award & Bursary

Find out about eligibility, application, and more for the Women in Engineering Entrance Award and Bursary.

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Engineering Info Sessions

Become the next trailblazer

“Join us and start your career in engineering. This is where you can contribute toward solutions for the big questions we are currently facing – understanding the climate and how it changes, building new ways of providing energy at scale, creating healthy indoor spaces that can cope with a multitude of challenges such as contagious diseases, forest fires, heat and cold waves, and so much more.”

— Andrea Frisque, Dean of BCIT School of Energy.

The world needs your unique perspectives, problem-solving skills, and creativity. Hear the inspirational stories from three women-identifying graduates and students in engineering. Learn about their BCIT hands-on learning experience for Civil, Electrical, and Marine Engineering.

Spotlight on BCIT women in engineering

Computing hosts spring break camp to encourage girls in tech

March 28, 2023

High school girls gathered at BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC) for the Technovation Girls BC Chapter Spring Break Learning Conference this...

Women in Engineering: Tips for starting a successful career in Electrical Engineering

March 18, 2023

As a BCIT alumna, and now an Assistant Instructor in the BCIT Electrical Engineering program, Jessica Wilson has a wealth...

How a co-op took BCIT alumna Ema Baksa on a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime

October 27, 2022

Major theme parks like Universal Studios and Disneyland, attract millions of guests each year with motion-based themed rides that make...

Ask a Woman in Engineering: Why did you choose BCIT?

March 31, 2022

Each year, BCIT delivers innovative, hands-on education that meets the evolving needs of industry to nearly 45,000 students across five...

Share your perspective

“Diversity and inclusion provide important perspectives and voices that stimulate collaboration, innovation, and excellence in engineering.”

— Phyllis Chong, P.Eng., Program Head – Civil Engineering, School of Construction and the Environment.

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