The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems degree is designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals, assisting them in widening their job opportunities or advancing along their career paths. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by the industry.
The Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Systems has two components. The first component is made up 42.0 credits of technical courses and major projects. This includes core courses, specialty courses (depth in a specific area) and technical electives (breadth in additional areas). The major projects allow the student to apply specialty knowledge in a real-life project, study, or applied research project. The second component consists 18.0 credits of General Education and Management courses.
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is offered in a flexible delivery format to serve the needs of working professionals. Candidates can take course loads ranging from a minimum of three courses per year to an equivalent of a full-time program of studies. Most courses are offered in the evening or on weekends. Some are offered online through Web-based courses or during the day (depending on demand). Applicants can apply to the program at any time throughout the year.
The Human Computer Interface (HCI) Option focuses on establishing a set of advanced skills. These encompass the 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. It prepares graduates to understand, plan and design effective user interfaces, which both work well technically while retaining the kind of strong “audience awareness.” This results in “user-friendly”, intuitive and usable user interfaces, which conform with numerous current industry-standard human interface design guidelines. The program includes knowledge and skill development in graphics/multimedia design and aesthetic awareness, as well as essential technical knowledge and a wide variety of current user study techniques and methodologies. The focus of this option encompasses all contemporary delivery platforms (egs: Apple, Google, Windows OSs, etc. and devices) and is designed to give graduates the tools, resources and critical thinking required to succeed with all current new technologies. It also prepares them to apply and evolve this knowledge, keeping pace with emerging and future technologies as they appear.
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is also offered in a full-time format.
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.
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