Fall 2021 delivery mode: blended
- This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
- Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
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Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems (CST BTech) is an applied career-enhancement degree, designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals; assisting them in widening their career opportunities and advancing along their career paths. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by the industry.
The CST BTech full-time program is a two-year degree completion program for students who have graduated from a two-year diploma in computing, such as the BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) program. Students who have completed other computing diploma or degree programs at an accredited college or university, whether locally or internationally, may be admitted into the program by completing a pre-entry assessment and a few bridging courses.
The specialty areas for the next September Intake are:
- Network Security Applications Development
- Games Development
The Games Development Option is a multi-disciplinary program that combines creativity with advanced knowledge in a range of computer programming areas. It is designed to equip students with the critical skills required to succeed in a fast-paced and rapidly growing industry.
Students will learn advanced programming techniques, game design (including visuals and audio), higher-level mathematics (3D graphics, calculus, analytical geometry, linear algebra), physics and artificial intelligence concepts. The program includes a variety of tools and frameworks used in the industry such as Unity3D, and OpenGL. These tools and frameworks are put to practical use in the development, testing and management of game applications, ultimately culminating in a major project showcasing students’ skills.
Upon graduation, students will have developed skills that are highly marketable and transferable, giving them the flexibility to pursue careers in game development, as well as in other areas of software development such as a computer programmer or software engineer.
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is a two year degree completion program, meant to be taken after two years of post-secondary education in computing.
BCIT CST Diploma Graduates may apply directly to the program at bcit.ca/apply without a pre-entry or departmental assessment. CIT Diploma Graduates prior to 2022 are also eligible to apply directly.
Note: This program’s curriculum has changed effective September 2018. Students that began the program prior to September 2018, please refer to the program matrix sent to you with your original acceptance.
There are two sets of course components, followed by a practicum, also known as the Major Project.
- Technical courses in Computer Systems
- A wide variety of General Education courses
In the Major Project(s), students apply their specialized knowledge in a real-life project, or complete an applied research project, under the supervision of a committee.
Our full-time format offers students mentoring, and practical software development experience. Courses are taught during the day, but evening courses or Web-based courses may be included. Delivery is cohort-based offering opportunities for ongoing interaction and collaboration.
Graduating & Jobs
Sector 2020 snapshot
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
Program Head – Student Success, CST Diploma
Program Head – Student Success, CST Bachelor of Technology
Overview: Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional who came to BCIT from industry to teach and to make a difference in the lives of students. As Program Head (Student Success), advises and helps students with academic-related concerns about the CST Diploma and Bachelor programs.
Mirela Gutica, Program Head – Curriculum Leadership, Instructor
Aman Abdulla, Instructor
Borna Noureddin, Instructor
Jeff Yim, Instructor
Rahul Kukreja, Instructor
Sayyedhassan Shavarani, Instructor
Takashi Nakamura, Instructor
Tejinder Randhawa, Instructor
BCIT is well-respected by employers for its ties to industry. In Computing, this connection is formalized through a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of experts in a range of roles from a cross-section of companies. The department consults regularly to ensure program currency and relevance.
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