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Industrial Engineering

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.

And with part-time study available in the classroom and online, you can study course by course and complete this program at your own pace and around your schedule.

About the program

  • Part-time certificate program
  • Flexible schedule that meets your own needs and pace
  • Approximately 3 – 5 years to completion
  • 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 Program Entry 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.

Program Entry

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 two 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:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

BCIT accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

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.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: Credits
  BSYS 2051 Introduction to Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2016 for Windows 3.0
  BUSA 1305 Supervisory Skills 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
  OPMT 1106 Quality Assurance Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1187 Project Management Essentials 3.0
  OPMT 1191 Purchasing 3.0
  OPMT 1192 Inventory Planning and Control 3.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 2298 Business Process Improvement 3.0
  OPMT 4699 Enterprise Performance Management 3.0
 
2. Complete 6.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  OPMT 1105 Engineering Economics 3.0
  OPMT 1142 Introduction to Quality Control Methods 3.0
  OPMT 1175 Warehouse Management 1 3.0
  OPMT 1193 Facility Planning and Design 3.0
  OPMT 2206 Quality Assurance 2 (Manufacturing) 3.0
  OPMT 2242 Intermediate Quality Control Methods 3.0
  OPMT 2287 Project Cost Estimating 3.0
  OPMT 3306 Quality Management Systems 3.0
 
Total Credits: 47.5

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

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.

Program Details

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.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

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

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Ruth MacKay
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca

Ron Wlock
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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