Find out more about getting started in the program!
If the Mechanical Systems program interests you, review the entrance requirements. If you have questions regarding the entrance requirements and equivalents, please contact Program Advising
If you qualify, you may want to attend an information session
or spend a day
exploring the program. You'll meet students and instructors, and get a hands-on feel for what the program is about.
All the Mechanical Engineering programs share a common first year of studies. In the first year of the program, emphasis is put on building the foundations of engineering in topics such as communications, mathematics, applied and natural science. Other courses introduce 2D and 3D computer-aided design, machine shop practice and computing.
In the second year of the program, there is an emphasis on learning key engineering concepts and how those concepts may be applied to solving real-life problems. You will be challenged with higher-level problems and applications in mechanical engineering, culminating in a final project that encompasses many topics that you have learned.
Mechanical term structure
Each year of the program is divided into two terms. The first term runs from September to December (about 15 weeks), and the second term runs from January to the end of May (about 20 weeks), with a one week break in the middle.
The program matrix below will show how courses are structured over terms and you will be able to access course descriptions and course outlines.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if
they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's
Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
Learn how to design and audit energy-efficient and economically practical equipment in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The Mechanical Systems option focuses on providing comfortable, healthy, safe environments using heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing, environmental controls, and fire protection systems.
How will I learn?
Your studies will be a blend of classroom lectures and practical laboratory sessions using the latest software and equipment. Small-group tutorials guide you through real-world examples and teach you how to solve problems. You will also work on industry projects and attend guided visits to industrial sites.
Most of our labs offer individual computer-equipped workstations with specialized applications installed. The labs also provide test equipment, measurement instruments, experiment platforms, and sample industrial components.
All students participate in a final project in the second year of the program. The project is an integral program component and incorporates many of the topics you have learned. You may be required to participate in work experience activities at an industry sponsor's regular place of business.
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
A team of committed educators, staff and industry advisors work hard to help make students successful in their Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
You will learn from experienced instructors, many who are professional mechanical engineers with advanced degrees. Our faculty come from a wide spectrum of industrial backgrounds and continue to maintain close ties with industry.
Joseph Cheung, BEng (Hons), PhD, PEng, CP CEng
Program Head, Mechanical Systems
Mick Andic, BASc, MASc, PEng
Program Head, Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing
Vahid Askari, PhD, PEng
Johan Fourie, PhD (EngSci), PEng
Alan Inglis, MSc, PEng
Program Head, Mechanical First Year
Greg King, BASc, MBA, PEng
David Lewis, BASc (Mech)
Program Head, Mechanical Manufacturing
Stephen McMillan, BTech, BEng, MEng, PEng
Neil Munro, BASc, PEng
Taco Niet, BEng (ME), MASc, PEng
Koorosh Nikfetrat, PhD, PEng
Pavlos Paleologou, MSc, MEng,
Program Head, Mechatronics and Robotics
Joseph Poon, BSc, MSc, PEng
Cyrus Raoufi, PhD, PEng
Dave Shaw, DiplT (On Leave)
David Stropky, PhD, P.Eng
Mehrzad Tabatabaian, BEng, MEng, PhD, PEng
Program Head, BEng Mechanical
Ken Wong, BASc, MASc, PEng
Program Head, Mechanical Design
Henry Chang, PhD
Brian Ennis, DiplT, BTech, AScT, M.Ed
Adrian Fengler, AScT
Brian Gaensbauer, DiplT, BTech
Keith S. Turner (On Leave)
Brent Dunn, BASc, MEng, PEng
Eugene Duruisseau, TQ
Ron Braun, Flow Consulting Group
Hugh Alley, First Line Training Inc.
William Chu, Wexxar Packaging Inc.
Richard Crauford, Janox Fluid Power Ltd.
Raphael Hamm, Kinetics Drive Solutions
Todd Macey, Kadant Carmanah Inc.
Bill MacPherson, Broadway Refrigeration & AC Co. Ltd.
Dan Reader, Murray Latta Progressive Machine Inc.
Dwayne Smith, Autodesk Canada Inc.
Mark Soares, Unifiller Systems Inc.
Arno Tatto, K.D. Engineering Co.
Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.