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Part-time Bachelor of Technology 8900btech

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Fall 2020 Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online for the fall semester.
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The Bachelor of Technology in Electronics is a baccalaureate degree approved by the BC Provincial Ministry of Advanced Education and is designed for electronics technologists (or equivalent) who wish to complete a degree while working. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required to design electrical, computer, automation and communication systems. It develops strong mathematics, physics and analytical foundations and broadens this skill set by including business management and liberal studies elements. This degree enhances career advancement opportunities for graduates and supplies the high technology sector with well educated professionals possessing strong practical skills.

This part-time studies program is scheduled to serve the needs of working professionals, with classes held year-round, three terms per year, in the evenings and weekends.

For projected BTech (Electronics) course offering information, please view the Electronics BTech Course Plan [PDF] and the sample Program Plan.

Program Entry

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If the Bachelor of Technology program interests you, review the entrance requirements below. If you have any questions regarding the entrance requirements and equivalents, please contact Program Advising.

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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 that feel they meet the entrance requirements are required to contact the program head for an evaluation of work experience, assessment for pre-entry courses, and have the Proposed Program of Study form for Technical Coursework approved. Contact the program head at 604-432-8660 or for more information. Any required pre-entry courses that are part of the degree program matrix will be credited towards the degree.

You can apply if you have had the pre-entry assessment and have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed pre-entry assessment document from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will 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

Continuation requirements

  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience (including the six months required for entrance) prior to graduation.

International applicants

Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP.

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To submit your application:

  • 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

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


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 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.


Program matrix

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1. Degree Core: (38.0 credits required) Credits
  ELEX 7010 Engineering Statistics 3.0
  ELEX 7020 Multivariable Calculus and Dynamic Systems 3.0
  ELEX 7021 Scientific Computing 1 1.0
  ELEX 7030 Thermodynamics 3.0
  ELEX 7040 Engineering Materials 3.0
  ELEX 7110 Linear Physical Systems 3.0
  ELEX 7120 Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus 3.0
  ELEX 7121 Scientific Computing 2 1.0
  ELEX 7140 Semiconductor Theory and Applications 3.0
  ELEX 7210 Signal Theory and Processing 3.0
  ELEX 7220 Feedback Control 3.0
  ELEX 7230 Electromagnetism 3.0
  ELEX 7240 Electric Machines 3.0
  ELEX 7250 Communication Theory and Applications 3.0
2. Specialization Electives: (9.0 credits required) Credits
  ELEX 8010 Data Communication 3.0
  ELEX 8030 Real-Time Embedded Systems 3.0
  ELEX 8130 Computer Networks 3.0
  ELEX 8140 Mobile Communications 3.0
  ELEX 8170 Industrial System Electrical Design 3.0
  ELEX 8180 Discrete-Time Control Systems 3.0
  ELEX 8270 Power System Analysis 3.0
  ELEX 8275 RF Design Engineering 3.0
  ELEX 8285 Power System Protection 3.0
3. Management Component: (9.0 credits required) Credits
  BUSA 7250 Management Skills and Applications 3.0
  ELEX 8280 Engineering Law 3.0
  FMGT 8295 Engineering Economics 3.0
4. Liberal Studies Component (12.0 credits required)
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.
5. Industry Project: (5.0 credits required) Credits
After completing the prescribed course work, all degree program students are required to complete an industry- sponsored project in their selected area.
  ELEX 8300 Industry Project 5.0
Total Credits: 73.0

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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

As a Part-time Studies program, a period of three to five years may be required to complete the program. However, the degree must be completed within seven years from acceptance into the program.

Prior to work experience requirement, candidates may complete:

  • a maximum of 6 credits of Technical Studies/Management course work
  • a maximum of 12 credits of Liberal Studies component course work
  • a maximum of 6 credits of mathematics


Upon graduation, students who intend to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer can apply to the provincial engineering association for acceptance into the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) program. This acceptance will require passing a fundamentals of engineering examination.

Program structure

The general requirement for a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics degree program is a minimum of 73 credits from five components. Candidates will follow their individually approved educational plan.

It is highly recommended that students also take the MatLab/Simulink tutorial (ELEX 0362) as it is used in several core BTech Electronics courses.

ELEX 0362 - Matlab/Simulink Tutorial

Components   Credits
1. Degree Core   38.0
2. Specialization Electives   9.0
3. Management Component   9.0
4. Liberal Studies Component   12.0
5. Industry Project   5.0
Total   73.0

Graduating & Jobs

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.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff



Muhammad Ahmed, PhD, PEng
Program Head, BTech, Electronics

Jeff Bloemink, PhD, PEng (on leave)

Gino Carrese, MEng

Kathy Manson, BSc, PEng

Ali Palizban, PhD, PEng

Hassan Saberi, MSc, PEng

Sessional Instructors

Harry Chang, MSc

Russell Chore, BTech(E), PEng

Derek Deacon, BBA, JD

Maryam Dehghani Estarki, PhD, MIEEE

Monika Fricke, BEng, PEng

Eddy Fung, MBA

Maryam Heshmatzadeh, PhD

Erik Korolenko, PhD

George Lipski, MSc

Andrew McConnell, PhD

David Querbach, BASc

Tejinder Randhawa, PhD

Hamed Karimi Sharif, PhD

Assistant Instructors

Andrew Mokrzycki, MSc, AScT


Amir Yousefi, PhD, PEng
Associate Dean

Rosmin Gilani
Administrative Assistant

Katie Howard
Program Assistant

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Katie Howard 604-432-8237

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