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Civil Engineering: Bachelor of Engineering


  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    Four years, full-time

    Upon successful completion of the first two years, students will earn a Diploma in Civil Engineering. Students who meet the continuation requirements and successfully complete a further two years of full-time study will earn a BEng in Civil Engineering.

    Practical work experience requirement

    All students seeking to complete the BEng in Civil Engineering must satisfy the practical work experience requirement after obtaining a diploma. You can satisfy the practical work experience requirement by completing a minimum of 700 hours of relevant work experience. At least 300 of these hours must be completed before entering Level 5 and the remaining hours must be completed before entering Level 7. The summer periods between years 2 and 3 and years 3 and 4 provide sufficient time to meet these requirements.

    A continuous work period of 12 to 15 months is considered optimum because you will have the opportunity to use what you have learned and develop your skills in a real-world setting. You will also be able to clarify your academic and career goals before making elective decisions in years 3 and 4. If you wish to return to Level 5 after more than 4 monthsâ?? absence, you must apply for re-admission to the program. If you are absent from academic studies longer than 27 months, you will not be re-admitted except in exceptional circumstances.

    What is practical work experience?

    Refer to Appendix 3 of the current ASTTBC Board of Examiners Policy [PDF]. It is expected that your first 300 hours will be at Work Experience Level 1 or 2. Subsequent work experience should indicate a progression in these levels, with some tasks at Level 3 after 700 hours. You should also know that APEGBC may accept up to a maximum of one year of pre-graduation experience towards the four years of engineering work experience required for registration as a Professional Engineer if it is supervised by a Canadian registered Professional Engineer and if it otherwise satisfies all of APEGBC's experience criteria.

  • 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 & 2: $1800.00, Level 3 & 4: $1200.00, Level 5 & 6: $1200.00, Level 7 & 8: $1200.00
    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor of Engineering

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to April 15th*

*or next business day

Contact Info

General inquiries (full-time program)

Alternate studies (part-time programs)

Inquiries about part-time studies (night-school) or distance ed:
  • Ken Zeleschuk, AScT
    Alternate Studies Coordinator: 604-456-1066
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1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 1. 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
  • Additional post-secondary academic courses - ideally successful completion of at least one term of related full-time (15 credits) post-secondary studies within the past two years.*

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

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

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. Note that continuation beyond Year 2 of the program is subject to conditions as outlined below.

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Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications to Level 1. 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.

Technology entry

The Technology Entry (TE) program is a full-time, day school program which provides academic upgrading to students wishing to enrol in Computing, Engineering, Electronic, and Health Sciences programs at BCIT.

The TE program provides courses in chemistry, communication, mathematics, and physics that meet program prerequisites for selected programs at BCIT. The TE program also includes an introductory course in computer applications and a learning skills course. The program is supportive to those who require English-language training.

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.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

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.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.