Program delivery mode: In Person
- This program will be delivered via in person, on-campus learning, with a possibility of some blended elements. While some of your coursework may take place online, unless otherwise noted, class sessions will be in person.
- 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.
- 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 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.
Wireless and Mobile Applications Development stream of BCIT’s BTech program in the School of Computing and Academic Studies provides hands-on training for developing applications on mobile platforms utilizing wireless channels for peer-to-peer communication and/or connectivity to the internet. Weekly labs provide step-by-step instructions on designing applications that leverage the benefits of untethered connectivity and mobility while addressing constraints imposed by the mobile platforms and wireless channels. Although the focus is primarily on ubiquitous mobile devices such as smartphones/tablets and the associated cellular (2.5G, 3G and above), WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC wireless channels/networks, sensor systems and networks are also studied and experimented with.
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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