One critical job function that’s often overlooked is industrial engineering. In almost every industry, having a qualified, responsible person to organize production, analyze inventory, manage supply chain, and administer projects is necessary for success.
In this specialized program, you’ll train for the essential skills to begin or advance your career in industrial engineering. You’ll train closely with working industry professionals to ensure you have the job-relevant skills you need to find and excel at a career in industrial engineering or operations management.
Program delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- 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 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.
About the program
- Part-time certificate program
- Flexible schedule that meets your own needs and pace
- Prepare to advance your career with the most effective skills in industrial engineering
Learn more about how BCIT gives you the practical know-how you need in the Program Details.
Who should complete the Industrial Engineering Certificate?
This program could be right for you if:
- You’re looking to advance your career within the operations of an organization
- You need professional development for a new or current role
- You have studied industrial engineering and want to move into a managerial role
- You have a background in engineering and are seeking education that will help you get a job
If any of these sound like you, enroll today at the Entrance Requirements page to begin your training!
What grads can do
With a certificate in industrial engineering, you’ll be adding enticing skills to your resume to help you find, secure, and succeed at a career in business operations. With the hands-on training, you’ll be preparing for careers in lean management, warehouse administration, and more.
Learn more about the opportunities awaiting you on the Graduating and Jobs page.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed 2 years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Important updates to Part-time Studies
Every course in this program is developed and taught by working professionals to ensure you get the most current, useful skills and training available. The knowledge you earn through these courses will help you in nearly every aspect of industrial engineering, including inventory management, operations, supervisory skills, accounting for managers, and more.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
This specialized program is designed to give you today’s most current techniques and skills for a thorough foundation in industrial engineering, regardless of whether you hope to work in the field or if you already hold a position in the manufacturing or warehousing functions of an organization.
Through your studies, you’ll develop strong skills to help you in roles like lean operations, production foreperson, analyst, or supervisor in inventory control, product cost estimating, standard setting, production planning and control, project administration, and technical sales.
Your training at BCIT gives you a unique addition to your resume along with the knowledge and confidence to perform in a variety of industrial engineering and operations roles. Whether you’re starting a new career or developing additional skills to advance your career into management, you’ll be prepared to accelerate your future.
Some job opportunities include:
- Lean Leader
- Lean Operations Manager
- Business Process Manager
- Warehouse Manager
- Process Improvement Manager
- Procurement Manager
Part-time Studies Program Assistant – Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Operations Management
604-432-8991 | Ron_Wlock@bcit.ca
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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