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Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development option): Bachelor of Technology (CST BTech) (Part-Time)


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Program Start Date
    September, January, April
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    Part-time studies, 60 credits. Completion within 2-7 years
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $500-$800 per course. See Part-Time Studies fees website for more information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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

Part-time Studies applications accepted throughout the year for intakes in January, April and September.

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Program Entry

The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is a two year degree completion program, meant to be taken after two years of post-secondary education in computing.

BCIT CST/CIT Diploma Graduates prior to 2022 may apply directly to the program at bcit.ca/apply without a pre-entry or departmental assessment.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements to be accepted.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants must have a pre-assessment with the program area to identify pre-entry courses and have their work experience reviewed and assessed prior to applying. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-432-8644 or cstbtech@bcit.ca to make arrangements.

You can apply once you have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed pre-entry assessment document from the program area must be uploaded with your application.

Note: If you graduated from the BCIT Computer Information Systems (CIT) or Computer Systems Technology (CST) diploma in 2021 or earlier, you are exempt from the pre-entry assessment and work experience requirement.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Post-secondary education: A minimum of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education from a recognized institution, of which 42.0 credits must include:
    • 6.0 credits of English or communications
    • 6.0 credits of math, including 3.0 credits of discrete math
    • 3.0 credits of statistics
    • 27.0 credits of computing, including 3.0 credits in each of the following:
      • Algorithms and data structures
      • Computer architecture
      • Database
      • Data communications and networking
      • Object-oriented programming (e.g. Java, C++)
      • Operating systems
      • Procedural programming (e.g. C, Python)
      • Systems analysis and design
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 3 months relevant work experience (450 hours). This requirement will be reviewed by the program area during the pre-entry assessment.

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


 

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:

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 check 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.