The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS) degree prepares you with advanced computing skills for careers in the computing profession as software engineers, programming analysts, and software designers. The program combines theory and practice, and develops your critical thinking, problem-solving and creative abilities.
About the option
The Human Computer Interface (HCI) Option focuses on establishing advanced skills, encompassing key areas of interface design, interaction design and User-Centred Design (UCD), as well as the most recent evolutions in the field currently referred to as User Experience (UX or UE) design.
About the program
- 3 intakes: January, April, and September
- Offered evenings and weekends
- Up to 7 years to complete the program
- Blended delivery: on-campus (Downtown and/or Burnaby) and online
- Provides excellent academic foundation for graduate studies in either computer science or applied computing
Who should complete the BScACS degree (Human Computer Interface Option)?
This program might be for you if you:
- Have completed the Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma (or equivalent of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education in Computing
- Interested in designing effective user interfaces (UI), which work well technically while retaining strong “audience awareness”, resulting in user-friendly, intuitive and usable UI
- Want to develop graphics/multimedia design skills, aesthetic awareness, essential technical expertise, and a wide variety of current user study techniques and methodologies
If any of these sound like you, please check the Entrance Requirements to ensure you can apply and start your new Computing career!
What Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science grads can do
By earning your BCIT Degree, you’ll be honing your computing skills and gaining knowledge of various industry-recognized technologies.
The HCI option focuses on all contemporary delivery platforms (e.g., Apple, Google, Windows OSs, etc.) and devices. It is designed to give you the tools, resources, and critical thinking required to succeed with all new technologies.
It also prepares you to apply and evolve this knowledge, keeping pace with emerging and future technologies as they appear.
Vancouver has been home to Canada’s fastest-growing tech force for multiple years now (source: Techcouver), and you’ll have the chance to join one of the 4,500 local tech companies or many international titans such as Salesforce, Apple or Amazon.
Learn more about future opportunities on the Graduating and Jobs page.
- Next up Entrance Requirements
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS) is a two year degree completion program, meant to be taken after two years of post-secondary education in computing.
External applicants will apply based on the pre-entry assessment. BCIT CST Diploma Graduates who graduated in the last five (5) years may apply directly to the program at bcit.ca/apply without a pre-entry or departmental assessment. CIT and FSWD Diploma Graduates will apply based on the pre-entry assessment.
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