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Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Telecommunications and Networks Option)

Diploma Full-time/Cooperative Education

Overview

Delivery mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • 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 program

Building on the knowledge and skills gained in the first year of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program, students learn the principles required to design, develop, manufacture, and test telecommunication systems and networks. The program covers land mobile radio systems, digital data transmission, fibre optic and microwave technology, satellite communications, radio frequency (RF) design, local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), wireless networks, internet engineering technology, digital signal processing (DSP) techniques and the application of microcontrollers.  Students will also complete a student-initiated or industry-sponsored project.

student in red t-shirt of asian decent using a computer-like machine

Graduates of this option may obtain a dual diploma in another ECET option by completing all the additional required courses for that option. Entry to this second option is competitive and priority is given to students completing their first option.

Careers

Graduates of this program may find careers in the design, development, testing, commissioning, installation and maintenance of telecommunications and networking circuits and systems. With experience, many graduates move into supervisory and technical management positions. The graduates might work in an environment either alone or as part of a team to prepare engineering designs, provide technical services, commission systems involving the application of wired and wireless networks, provide technical sales services, resolve technical problems, or research new technologies.

Employers for the graduates of this program include commercial companies, government agencies and educational institutes. Please see the graduating and jobs link for a list of employers.

Entrance Requirements

Spend-A-Day with us

Want to learn more about our program before you apply? Come spend-a-day with us. You’ll meet students and instructors, and get a hands-on feel for what the program is about.

If you have questions regarding the entrance requirements or the application process, visit Admission & Registration.

If you want to discuss the program in more detail, contact the Program Head, Ed Casas or call 604-432-8936.

Advanced Placement

Costs & Supplies

The information below will help you determine the cost of taking the program and assist you in developing a budget for your two years of study.

Courses

Program Details

In all of our technology diploma programs you will spend an average of 30 hours per week in lectures and labs, split approximately 50/50. This balanced approach gives you time to apply the theory in a practical lab environment. In addition, you should expect an additional 30 hours per week preparing for labs, completing assignments and studying. If you need to work while going to school, the majority of our courses are offered in both the September and January terms so that you can tailor your school workload to your other commitments.

We have 21 well equipped labs to support the practical aspect of your education. In almost every lab each student has their own individual work station.

In the fourth term of the program, you will work in teams to build your own network and also complete a wireless communications project.

Graduating & Jobs

An edge in the job market

A BCIT diploma shows potential employers that you are accomplished, focused, and serious about your chosen career path. Our programs and courses provide both fundamental theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills to help you “hit the ground running” in a new job. Graduates say that BCIT helped them fully prepare for employment.

Job opportunities

A great future awaits you when you complete your Diploma of Technology in Telecommunications and Networks. As a nationally accredited technologist you will have a real edge in the job market working for a broad range of excellent employers. Some of the companies that have hired our grads in the past are:

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Electrical and Computer Engineering grad celebrated at BCIT!

It’s hard to keep track of all our students once they have left BCIT, but instructors are always delighted to reconnect with graduates and see that they have successfully applied their learning towards a wonderful career.

six men behind a blue table which has a white cake on top

The Telecommunications and Networks program is supported by a team of committed educators, staff and industry advisors who work hard for students’ success.

Faculty

Ed Casas, PhD, PEng
Program Head, Telecommunications and Networks
Tel: 604-432-8936
Email: Eduardo_Casas@bcit.ca

Yousry Abdelhamid, PhD
Tel: 604-432-8870
Email: yabdelhamid@bcit.ca

Jeff Bloemink, PhD, PEng (on Leave)

John Dian, PhD, PEng
Tel: 604-432-8219
Email: John_Dian@bcit.ca

Bob Gill, MEng, PEng
Tel: 604-412-7582
Email: Bob_Gill@bcit.ca

Gurminder Grewal, MEng
Tel: 604-412-7579
Email: ggrewal45@bcit.ca

Mahda Jahromi, PhD, PEng (on leave)

Joselito Laguio, MEng, PEng
Tel: 604-453-4046
Email: Joselito_Laguio@bcit.ca

Maurice LeNoble, PhD, PEng
Program Head, First Year
Tel: 604-432-8785
Email: Maurice_Lenoble@bcit.ca

David Romalo, MASc, PEng
Program Head, BEng, Electrical Engineering
Tel: 604-412-7577
Email: David_Romalo@bcit.ca

Robert Trost, MEng, PEng
Tel: 604-432-8662
Email: Robert_Trost@bcit.ca

Reza Vahidnia, PhD, PEng
Tel: 604-432-8263
Email: rvahidnia@bcit.ca

David Verner, MEng
Tel: 604-412-7589
Email: David_Verner@bcit.ca

Assistant instructors

Sajjad Askarzadeh, BEng, EIT
Tel: 604-412-7574
Email: saskarzadeh@bcit.ca

Chris Goetz, DipIT
Tel: 604-456-1173
Email: Chris_Goetz@bcit.ca

Willam Han, BEng
Tel: 604-432-8251
Email: whan16@bcit.ca

Todd Jelstad, DiplT
Tel: 604-412-7583
Email: Todd_Jelstad@bcit.ca

Steven A. McClain, BTech, SMIEEE
Tel: 604-412-7591
Email: smcclain@bcit.ca

Andrew Mokrzycki, MSc, AScT
Tel: 604-412-7584
Email: Andrew_Mokrzycki@bcit.ca

Ron Stewart, DipIT, MEng
Tel: 604-432-8933
Email: rstewart67@bcit.ca

William Zhang, BSEE
Tel: 604-412-7581
Email: wzhang79@bcit.ca

Technical staff

Joseph Dobrzanski, BEng

Staff

Amir Yousefi, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean
Tel: 604-432-8976
Email: Amir_Yousefi@bcit.ca

Rosmin Gilani
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 604-432-8369
Email: rgilani@bcit.ca

Gundi Minato
Program Administrator
Tel: 604-451-6892
Email: Gundi_Minato@bcit.ca

Advisory committee

Earl Friesen
Supervisor, Canadian Coast Guard

Paul Fuoco
VP Engineering, Lex Engineering Ltd.

Daniel Geheran
Regional VP, Business Operations, Ledcor Technical Services

Victor Goncalves
Chief Operating Officer, Alpha Technologies Ltd.

Chris Orosz
Manager of Technical Operations, Nav Canada

Parm Sandhu
Director, Network Services, Telus Mobility

 

Contact Us

Spend-A-Day with us

Want to learn more about our program before you apply? Come spend-a-day with us. You’ll meet students and instructors, and get a hands-on feel for what the program is about.

If you have questions regarding the entrance requirements or the application process, visit Admission & Registration.

If you want to discuss the program in more detail, contact the Program Head, Ed Casas or call 604-432-8936.

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