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Biomedical Engineering Technology: Diploma


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    2 years, full-time
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    Total approx. $16,000. See Full-Time Studies tuition fees website for more information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Level 1: $1,960 (including laptop computer); Level 2: $950; Level 3: $1,200; Level 4: $1,050
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted: 

  • October 1st* to April 15th* (please note for September 2023 intake, applications will open on October 3, 2022)
  • April 15th* to May 15th* 
*or next business day

This program has multiple application deadlines and may fill after each deadline date. You may apply early. All supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline.

Note: The September 2022 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 1. Applications for direct entry and re-admission may be submitted. The September 2023 intake will open for applications on October 3, 2022. 

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: In alignment with public health orders, this program requires that students be vaccinated for a number of communicable diseases – including COVID-19.

Casper Test
All applicants will be required to complete the mandatory online Casper test (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) prior to the application deadline. Please continue to check the Casper test website for upcoming test dates. Casper test results are valid for the entire school year which the test was completed (October to August). You only need to take the Casper test once during this time. 

Note: Last minute bookings are not recommended, register at least three days prior to your preferred test date.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Requirements completed within the last five years
  • Additional post-secondary academic courses
  • A bachelors degree

Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

    • Math*: one of the following:
    • Chemistry: one of the following:
      • Chemistry 11 (73%) or
      • Chemistry 12 (67%) or
      • 3.0 credits of post-secondary chemistry (67%) from a recognized institution

*Note: Foundations of Mathematics 12 is not acceptable.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements


Step 2: Department assessment

All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT you will be notified and the following information will be required in order to be accepted into the program:

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

Clinical requirements

  • Note: Proof of your immunization or agree to wear a mask at all times through the flu season prior to being placed in your clinical studies.
  • Face Respirator Fit Testing

Recommended for success

  • Strongly recommended: basic computer skills in Windows operating systems, and creating documents and worksheets in word processing and spreadsheet programs such as MS Word and Excel.

International applicants

This program is available to international applicants. A valid study permit is required prior to starting the program.

Students enrolled in this program must complete the mandatory work component to qualify for graduation. A co-op work permit is required prior to starting the work component.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy BCIT's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Review the full English Language Requirements policy here.

There are two ways to meet the English requirement:

1. Complete both of the following:

OR

2. Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening:


English 12 and equivalencies

At BCIT, entrance requirements are program-specific. All programs require English 12, but the percentage required varies by program. Be sure to confirm your program’s specific English requirement before applying.

If you do not meet the requirements, BCIT offers several options to help you upgrade your skills. View more here.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English Language Proficiency requirement for studies at BCIT is detailed here.

Applicants to BCIT are also required to have completed two years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary program in English in an English-speaking country.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For details on BC/Yukon High School credit equivalencies click here

Review BCIT Entrance Requirements and Application priority .

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

Learn about Canadian high school course equivalencies here.  

For more information about admission, please review BCIT Entrance requirements and Application priority 

BC Transfer Student

For details on how to transfer credits from BC post-secondary institutions to BCIT visit this website.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission with Advanced Placement into BCIT programs, click here .

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience. To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program. Please contact BCIT Admissions to discuss your situation further. 

Note: there are several Upgrading options through BCIT.

For other information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admissions website.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Note: some BCIT programs with a post-secondary entrance requirement will necessitate a comprehensive ICES evaluation for applicants who completed their post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom. Please review your program’s entrance requirements and contact BCIT Admissions if you have further questions. 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

Learn about other BCIT Upgrading options here.

 

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs click here.

BCIT’s application website provide a step-by-step process to help you identify the program that is right for you, find the entrance requirements to your program of choice, prepare your application, submit your application in a timely manner, and track your application status online.