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Architectural Science: Bachelor of Technology


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  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    The Bachelor of Architectural Science is a full-time, four-year program.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Level 1: $1,195; Level 2: $485; Level 3: $600; Level 4: $350; Level 5: $950; Level 6: $1,050; Level 7: $750; Level 8:$ 750 (general estimated cost, and subject to change)

    In addition, all students prior to continuation into 3rd year of the program are required to purchase a laptop computer suitable to run software used in their courses. Costs for such a computer will vary depending on configuration chosen but will likely range from approximately $1500 to $2500. Software purchases will increase this cost. Contact the Program Head for specifications on software and hardware requirements

  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor of Architectural Science

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to April 15th.*

*or next business day

Contact Info

Ron Kato, BSc. Arch, B. Arch Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP, Program Head
Tel:  778-331-1316

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 5. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive entry: Two-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Requirements completed within the last five years

Step 1: Meet the entrance requirements

Applicants must meet the requirements for one of the entry options outlined below.

Option 1:

*Applicants currently enrolled in the final term of the Diploma in Architectural and Building Technology program must be on track to graduate prior to the start of the intake and may be conditionally accepted based on successful completion of their diploma.

**Graduates of the Economics / Construction Operations elective stream will be required to complete additional electives from the Architectural or Building Science streams prior to program entry.

Option 2:

  • Post-secondary: a diploma equivalent* to BCIT's Diploma in Architectural and Building Technology from another institution with a minimum 75% course average

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Math: one of the following:
    • Principles of Mathematics 12 (67%) or
    • Applications of Mathematics 12 (67%) or
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (67%)

  • Physics: one of the following:
    • Physics 11 (67%) or
    • Physics 12 (67%)

*BCIT will assess architectural technology, building technology or other engineering technology diplomas from other institutions for equivalency on an individual basis.

Both Option 1 & 2:

  • Complete the following form for submission with your online application:

Read more about how to meet BCITâ??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.

All applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • Portfolio with a maximum 11"x17" format

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Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 5. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

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.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

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 more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

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.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can 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.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

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

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.

 

How to Apply

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

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