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Part-time/Distance & Online Learning Bachelor of Technology 8350btech

Part-time Studies Bachelor of Technology

Fall 2020 Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online for the fall semester.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
A success story: Sunny Ghataurah, Director of Applied Engineering Solutions and TMGT 2011 graduate

Sunny is one of the winners selected by Business in Vancouver 2014 'Top 40 Under 40'. The award highlights BC's outstanding professionals who are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business and leadership within BC.

The Technology Management (TMGT) program will appeal to technologists, technicians, and technical specialists who work in applied science, technology or trade fields.

The aim of the program is to expand technical professionals' knowledge, management skills and attributes for their roles as supervisors and managers in technical organizations.

The program is designed to:

  • Equip technical professionals for supervisory and management positions
  • Augment advanced technical training within business and management parameters
  • Establish business and management strategies within a technical environment
  • Open opportunities to earn university degrees with management and operations focus
  • Provide practical opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Earn a degree without disengaging from the work place.

The program is composed of four main course clusters including 22 credits of management courses, 15 credits of advanced technology sector courses, 12 credits of Liberal Studies and a graduation project worth 15 credits.

Program Entry

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Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants are required to have their work experience reviewed and assessed prior to applying. Please email the program administrator to receive a program information kit which includes detailed information on the program, how to have a pre-assessment of your work experience completed, and how to formally apply online.

An approved pre-entry assessment from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Work experience: minimum of one year relevant technical work experience.

  • Post-secondary: one of the following from a recognized institution:
    • Diploma from BCIT (or an equivalent technical credential with a minimum of 110.0 credits) or
    • Related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution or
    • Alternate Entry Model: designed for career-oriented adults who do not have post-secondary education equivalent to a diploma. Candidates may be considered for special admission (alternate entry) if they have at least five years of relevant technical work experience.

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand may require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Note: You do not need to be accepted into the degree program to register for Technology Management (TMGT) courses. However, taking TMGT courses does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. If accepted into the program, you may receive credit for the TMGT courses you have taken previously, provided the course content has not changed substantially. It is highly recommended that you complete no more than 6.0 credits of TMGT courses before formally applying to the program. This is to ensure you are able to complete the program and be awarded a credential

International applicants

Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs delivered on-campus at BCIT are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada and wish to attend an on-campus program, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP. The distance and online only option of this program is also available.

Apply to program

To submit your application:

  • Include an approved pre-entry assessment form from the Technology Management department.
  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Courses

Program delivery

Students may complete the required course work through any combination of night school and distance and online learning formats. This will allow individuals to maintain full-time employment while working towards completing their degree.

Courses are not held concurrently in each delivery mode every term. All TMGT courses are tentative and subject to change and/or cancellation.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Management Courses (22.0 credits) Credits

 Technology Management
  TMGT 7101 Engineering, Technology and Management 1.0
  TMGT 7102 Project Management/Resource Utilization 1.0
  TMGT 7103 Research and Development Management 1.0

 Marketing Management
  TMGT 7111 High Technology Marketing Strategies 1.0
  TMGT 7112 Marketing Research 1.0
  TMGT 7113 Marketing Programs and Plans 1.0
  TMGT 7114 Product Planning and Marketing Implementation 1.0

 Financial Management
  TMGT 7121 Principles of Finance 1.0
  TMGT 7122 Accounting for Technologists 1.0
  TMGT 7123 Technology Information Systems 1.0
  TMGT 7124 Technology and International Finance 1.0

 Business Development Management
  TMGT 7133 Law for Intelligence-based Business 1.0
  TMGT 7134 Technology and International Trade and Competition 1.0
  TMGT 7135 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3.0

 Human Resource Management
  TMGT 7142 Technology Management Communication 1.0
  TMGT 7143 Problem Solving and Decision-Making 1.0
  TMGT 7144 Human Resource Planning and Control 1.0
  TMGT 7145 Leadership in a World of Change 3.0
 
2. Advanced Technology Courses (15.0 credits required) Credits

Students of the degree program come from a broad cross-section of technical areas and can select 15.0 credits of courses that best suit their professional goals. These elective courses may be selected from among 7000 and 8000 level courses from other degree programs, such as:

Advanced technology courses are intended to reflect technical domains or sector-specific domains where technology is applied. Courses should not be similar to any of the management courses offered in the Technology Management degree program. Courses from other institutions of higher learning will also be considered, including higher level Transport Canada-endorsed courses.

Students must obtain pre-approval from the Technology Management (TMGT) program head for non-TMGT advanced technology courses prior to registering. Students must also receive approval from the program head, or delegate, of a non-TMGT courses. If a prerequisite is required, it must be completed first. Credit for prerequisite courses will not be applied towards advanced technology electives.

Note: BUSA 7250 - Management Skills and Applications is not an acceptable advanced technology course elective.

The following are suggested (available) courses that are suitable for a wider audience to augment any technical area of study:

  EENG 7200 Principles of Sustainability 3.0
  EENG 8220 Foundations of Sustainable Energy 2.5
  TMGT 7151 Implement Issues in Telecom 3.0
  TMGT 7152 Implementation Issues in Data Management 3.0
  TMGT 7153 Tactical and Strategic Business Use of the Internet 3.0
  TMGT 7154 Trends in New and Emerging Information Technologies 3.0
  TMGT 7155 Information Technology Management Issues 3.0
  TMGT 7156 IT Risk Management 3.0

Please contact the Technology Management (TMGT) program head to confirm acceptable electives or alternate courses for the advanced technology electives.

 
3. Graduation Project (15.0 credits)
Credits
Through the Graduation Project the candidates will solve a significant problem or explore innovative ideas for improvement of their employer's organization through a value-added project. This technology transfer is one of the major goals of the program and is intended to support BCIT's mandate as the Center of Advanced Technology training in British Columbia.
  TMGT 8101 Directed Studies 3.0
  TMGT 8102 Applied Research Methods 3.0
  TMGT 8103 Technology Assessment 3.0
  TMGT 8104 Project 6.0
 
4. Liberal Studies (12.0 credits required) Credits

Mandatory Courses: (6.0 credits)
  LIBS 7001 Critical Reading and Writing 3.0
  LIBS 7002 Applied Ethics 3.0

Elective Courses: (6.0 credits)
All students will be required to achieve these credits in accordance with the BCIT policy on Liberal Studies course requirements.

Note: BCIT Liberal Studies offers industry specific applied ethics courses, including:

  • LIBS 7018 - Business Ethics
  • LIBS 7020 - Bioethics
  • LIBS 7021 - Health Ethics
  • LIBS 7023 - Sustainable Business Ethics
These courses are acceptable as equivalents to LIBS 7002 - Applied Ethics only and cannot be used to fulfil the additional Liberal Studies electives.

Contact the program head to confirm acceptable electives or alternate courses.

 
Total Credits: 64.0

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

Program length

Students have up to seven years to complete this program.

The rate of progress through the program will vary. Most individuals will likely take three to five years to complete their studies.

Grading

Candidates are expected to maintain at least a 65% average during the program. Candidates will graduate with distinction if a grade point average of 80% or higher is maintained.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Marker-led distance and online courses:

  • Generally a 12-week long course with no attendance taken; you will not be expected to be online for discussions or virtual classrooms.
  • Completion of course material is self-directed, but there are assignment due dates.
  • Minimal engagement between marker and student; marker will be available by email to answer questions regarding assignments and course materials and will grade and provide feedback as needed.

Instructor-led distance and online courses:

  • Participation is an evaluation criteria decided by your instructor (ex. they may take attendance, please refer to your TMGT Student Guide, Section 1.0 - Attendance Policy for more info).
  • There may be mandatory real-time (or asynchronous) virtual classroom sessions, online discussions, and/or potential group work.
  • You will have mandatory assignment and/or project/presentation due dates; you will be graded and given feedback.
  • You may contact your instructor with any questions regarding assignments, course material, etc.

You can take the program entirely through distance and online learning, entirely in classroom format, or as a combination of both.

Program structure

With one unit of credit equivalent to 15 hours of classroom instruction, the distribution of credits between components is as follows:

Management/Technology Component
  Management Courses 22.0
  Advanced Technology Courses 15.0
  Graduation Project 15.0
Liberal Studies Component 12.0
Total credits: 64.0

Under Management Courses, there are five areas of study, each composed of three to four courses of one credit each:

  • Technology Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Development Management
  • Human Resource Management

The above course titles reflect the general areas related to the topic and each course within these areas is built on the distinctive qualities and issues that are specifically relevant to technology management as a whole.

It is highly recommended that new Technology Management students take TMGT 7101, TMGT 7142 and LIBS 7001 as their first courses, to provide them with a stable foundation.

Advanced Technology

Students may select courses that best suit their career and professional goals. These courses may be selected from among 7000 and 8000 level courses from other BCIT Bachelor of Technology degree programs.

Courses must be advanced technology level courses in a degree program. Courses should not be similar to any of the courses offered in the Technology Management degree program. Courses from other institutions of higher learning will also be considered, including higher level Transport Canada-endorsed courses.

Advanced technology course selections must be approved by the Technology Management program head. Selected courses should constitute a logical and cohesive package that is academically sound and enhances the skills and/or career options of the graduate. Please see the program matrix for information on the approval process.

Transfer credit

If you intend to apply for transfer credits, you must apply to the program, pay an application fee, and be accepted to be assessed for eligibility.

Continue your education

Upon completion, Technology Management graduates may proceed to Simon Fraser University's Master of Technology (MOT) program and have the option to complete the MOT in one year full-time, or two years part-time. SFU now delivers evening courses which will provide greater flexibility to part-time students who wish to continue working while completing the MOT MBA.

TMGT graduates are making valuable SFU-acknowledged contributions to the MOT MBA classes and are encouraged to continue their education and view the MOT MBA as a valid option after completing the TMGT degree.

For further information and admissions requirements for SFU MOT, please contact Simon Fraser University.

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the program can be from a variety of industries and assume leadership roles as supervisors and managers at the junior and mid-management levels. Technologists and trades technicians may also strive for self-employment as independent contractors and consultants or sole proprietors of their own business.

Technologists, technicians and technical specialists in this degree program have their careers grounded in fields such as biomedical engineering, information technology, civil, electronics, mechanical, airport operations, aircraft maintenance, avionics and many others.

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 2017-2019 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2016-2018 graduates and for Degree 2015-2017 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.

What's New

2020 February Convocation

Congratulations to graduates from 2019 to 2020 academic year. There are two graduation ceremonies, February and June, which students may elect to participate. TMGT had a fantastic turnout for our February 2020 Convocation. Congratulations to everyone!

TMGT Grads from 2020 February Convocation
Pictured here at the February 2020 Convocation are (left to right): Rick Sami, Eric Onno, George Young, Pooja Samtani, Nathan Hallas, Yuriy Shylov, Jonathan Tsui, and TMGT faculty, Chang Han.

Further congratulations to Thang Le, 2019 School of Transportation Dean’s Award for Bachelor’s Degree, and Karen Gordon, Grad Achievement Award in Technology Management. Graduating Awards are presented during the June ceremonies and recipients are selected based on academic performance.

Congratulations to everyone!

Congratulations to TMGT’s Mike Dahlstedt!
Congratulations to Mike Dahlstedt and Drive Hockey for placing 2nd in this year’s Innovation Challenge competition.

TMGT Student Mike Dahltstedt receiving award

Dive Hockey Analytics started as a TMGT Capstone Graduation Project for Mike sponsored by BCIT MAKE+ prototype development team. Mike’s project focused on developing an internet-of-things technology to automatically track hockey statistics in real-time. Drive Hockey’s unique stick tag and trackable puck design captures data that quantifies player performance and skill.

Drive Hockey will continue to work with BCIT’s MAKE+ and a number of top youth hockey academies to refine the technology and make it available to over 80,000 youth hockey associations and teams internationally.

Mike’s innovative idea is the second place winner in the “Entrepreneurship” category of the Challenge. The Innovation Challenge is an annual competition open to all BCIT full-time and part-time students.

TMGT Grad Competes at 2020 MBA Games!

Shelley Graham is a 2011 TMGT graduate completing her final year in the Management of Technology MBA program at SFU Beedie School of Business. She recently shared her rewarding experience as a member of the SFU team at the 2020 MBA Games. The MBA Games is a collaborative opportunity for schools to compete in front of a judging panel as they present relevant solutions to current business challenges. Read more about Shelley's reflection on the event at A Few Good Minds Vancouver MBA Blog.

TMGT grad, Shelley Graham, and her teammates at the 2020 MBA Games

Pictured here is Shelley Graham, second from the left, with her teammates at the 2020 MBA Games.


TMGT Grad, Sunny Jassal, Featured in Drishti Magazine!

A TMGT grad and BCIT Cyber Security Officer, has been featured in Drishti Magazine. Learn more about Sunny's career pathway and technical experience in the following profile article, Sunny Jassal: At The Forefront of Cyber Security

TMGT Grad and BCIT Cyber Security Officer, Sunny Jassal
Pictured here is Sunny Jassal, courtesy of Drishti Magazine.

MBA Option

MBA Option SFU MBA Management of Technology (MBA MOT) Program


SFU Beedie School of Business Logo

BCIT Bachelor of Technology Management graduates with at least four years of full-time work experience may qualify for Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business MBA in Technology Management (MOT) Program. The MBA MOT program is a rigorous business training designed specifically for technology professionals. The curriculum is shaped by the needs of the technology sector, for the needs of the technology sector. In this program, you will get the core business and management training you would expect from an MBA, all in the context of the tech sector. This is a 24-month, part-time program designed for working professionals. Classes are held every Monday and Thursday evenings with occasional intensive classes. As an alumnus of the Bachelor of Technology Management degree, you may qualify for a GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) waiver when applying to the MBA MOT program. Alumni from the Bachelor of Technology Management degree program have continued into the MOT MBA program and have been very successful in the program and in their careers afterwards. To find out more about the MOT MBA program or to schedule a phone advising appointment, please send your resume (or Linked In profile) and transcripts to motmba@sfu.ca.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Terry Suen

Program Head
Bachelor of Technology
School of Transportation
Tel: 604-451-6886
Email: Terry_Suen@bcit.ca


Megan Alford

Program Administrator
Bachelor of Technology
School of Transportation
Email: malford2@bcit.ca

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Megan Alford, malford2@bcit.ca

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TMGT graduate Shawn Boven

"I never thought I would reach this level so quickly. I used to have a job, but now I have a career, thanks to the BCIT Technology Management program."

Shawn Boven, TMGT Graduate

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TMGT graduate Sandra Swanson

"BCIT's Technology Management degree program made sense to me. My boss, a professional engineer, believed that I could complete BCIT's degree and acquire the skill set that would allow me to do what he does, and be coached to rise to a leadership position that would open the doors to many opportunities that build on my strengths. BCIT's degree program has challenged me to think "outside the box".

Sandra Swanson, Recipient of Dean's Award for Bachelor of Technology, TMGT Graduate

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"The TMGT program has given me the necessary knowledge, skills and the confidence to tackle any business challenges that come my way ... I have always been a great believer in education and without BCIT’s TMGT degree program, it would have been very difficult to serve my current role.”

Faik Eljezovic, President and CEO of Una Technologies Corporation, TMGT Graduate