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MATH 1401 - Technical Mathematics for Architectural and Building Technology

Mathematics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Basic Algebra Review: solving linear, quadratic and simultaneous linear equations, percentage problems; Trigonometry: definitions of trigonometric functions in a right triangle and the unit circle - relevant applications; Plane Geometry: definitions and relevant applications using regular and irregular polygons; 3-D Geometry: definitions and applications using solids with an emphasis on solids intersecting each other.


Math 12 Pre-Calculus or equivalent OR BCIT Math 0001.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 46977

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 30 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Oct 07 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Distance SW01 Rm. 2045
Nov 04 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Distance SW01 Rm. 2045
Nov 30 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online SW01 Rm. 2016


Simin Sadat Chavoshi Jolfaee

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION: COURSE FORMAT IS SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LECTURES WITH IN-PERSON MIDTERMS AND FINALS. MIDTERM #1: Thursday, October 7th. MIDTERM #2: Thursday, November 4th. FINAL: Tuesday, November 30th. No class on Thursday, November 11th (Remembrance Day).
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Solve different types of equations (equations with fractions that lead to linear equations, quadratic equations, or equations with roots); systems of linear equations.
  • Solve problems involving percentages in applications of building technology.
  • Use the trigonometric functions in solving building technology applications.
  • Determine the length of arcs (portions of circles) and areas representing sectors of circles.
  • Solve problems involving ratios, proportion, and variation.
  • Solve technology - related problems involving plane geometry and three-dimensional geometry (and combinations of geometry and trigonometry).

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

MATH 1401 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Architectural and Building Technology
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate


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