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Construction Management: Bachelor of Technology


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  • Length

    Students may participate in either the accelerated planned program or part-time studies in the evenings and online. Students may proceed at a pace of their choice, but at present must complete the program within seven years.

    Students who work full-time will likely take three to four years to complete the program. The actual time it takes to complete the program depends upon how many courses are taken each term.

    Please note that this program cannot be completed through distance education. While a number of courses in the program are available through distance education, the majority are classroom-based and require attendance at BCITâ??s main campus in Burnaby, BC.

    Application for extension to 7 year time limitation:

    Students may apply for an extension to the 7 year time limit for completing the Construction Management Degree. Submit an Application for Extension [PDF] prior to the last Friday in February of the year following your time limit. A $205 fee is charged for extension applications.

    Eligible student applications are as follows:

    • Students who have completed 80% or more of the program and intend to complete in one year.
    • Students who have completed 60% - 80% of the program will be required to complete an extension application and agree to a performance plan.
    • Students who have completed less than 60% of the program at the 7 year time limit will be required to have their courses re-assessed and a new program plan developed. A new 7 year time limit will apply.
    • Students who apply for an extension after the last Friday in February of the year past their 7 year time limit and have been withdrawn from the program will be required to re-apply to the program. All of their courses will be assessed for recency and a new program plan developed following the criteria above.

    Review Policy 5103 [PDF]: Student Evaluation section 5: Time Limit to Complete a Credential.

  • Tuition Levels (approx)

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for more information on Degree Studies tuition fees.

  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates

    For all students, the cost of textbooks is approximately $1000 for the entire program. A textbook list can be obtained from the program assistant.

  • Credentials
    Bachelor of Technology

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Application Deadline Advice

Full-time: this program is open to applications beginning November 1st.*

Part-time: applications are accepted throughout the year.

*or next business day

Contact Info

Beth Renwick, B.A.Sc., M.Mgt., P.Eng., Program Head
beth_renwick@bcit.ca
604-432-8351

Mary Ivens, Program Assistant
mary_ivens@bcit.ca
604-412-7469

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 must have a pre-entry assessment meeting with the program head to identify admission requirements. Please contact the program head to make an appointment.

You can apply when you meet the entrance requirements. Upload all pre-entry assessment forms with your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

All applicants required to meet the following requirements in addition to one of the options (A, B, C, or D) described below:

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Work experience: a minimum of six months relevant work experience prior to admission.

    Note: A minimum of two years of work experience (including the six months required for entrance) is required prior to graduation. It is solely the student's responsibility to acquire the necessary relevant work experience.

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.

Applicants must meet one of the following options A, B, C or D:

Option A

  • Post-secondary education in architecture or a related engineering discipline: successful completion of one of the following from a recognized institution:

    • Diploma
    • Bachelorâ??s degree (a masterâ??s degree alone is not sufficient for admission)

Option B

  • Post-secondary education: successful completion one of the following from a recognized institution:

    • Minimum of the first two years of a university program in any discipline.

      This must consist of a minimum of 60 post-secondary credits comprised of 30 credits at the 100 level and 30 credits at the 200 level. BCIT courses at the 7000- or 8000-level cannot be used for admission. Note that at BCIT 100-level courses begin with a â??1â?? or a â??2â??; 200-level courses begin with a â??3â?? or a â??4â??, or

    • A recognized but unrelated post-secondary diploma or bachelorâ??s degree.

  • Work experience: minimum of four years of experience in construction.

    This experience must contain six elements from Group 1 and seven elements from Group 2 shown below. Successful completion of directly related coursework may be eligible as substitutes for certain elements of work experience. Contact the program head to discuss your particular situation.
  • Group 1

    • Estimating and bidding
    • Creating and interpreting schedules
    • Budget input/control
    • Preparing claims
    • Managing your own company
    • Field interpretation of contract documents
    • Supervisory responsibilities
    • Working with project stakeholders
    • Negotiating with clients
    • Designing construction elements

    Group 2

    • Obtaining permits and approvals
    • Experience as Site Safety Coordinator
    • Field interpretation of drawings
    • Preparing deficiency lists
    • Working as a journeyperson
    • Supervision of sub-contractors
    • Operation of heavy equipment
    • Preparation and administration of change orders
    • Experience in site office administration
    • Field/lab testing of materials
    • Working knowledge of recognized construction codes
    • Surveying for construction
    • Procurement of construction materials
    • Inspection of construction operations

Option C

  • Post-secondary education: successful completion of one of the following from a recognized institution:

    • Minimum of the first two years of a post-secondary program in any discipline. This must consist of a minimum of 60 post-secondary credits comprised of 30 credits at the 100 level and 30 credits at the 200 level. BCIT courses at the 7000- or 8000-level cannot be used for admission. Note that at BCIT 100-level courses begin with a â??1â?? or a â??2â??; 200-level courses begin with a â??3â?? or a â??4â??, or
    • Unrelated post-secondary diploma or bachelorâ??s degree

  • Successful completion of the construction bridging courses.

    Students planning to complete the construction bridging courses prior to admission to the degree program are strongly recommended to consult with the program head prior to beginning.

Option D

  • A Certificate of Qualification with an Inter-Provincial Red Seal Endorsement in a related trade. Your apprenticeship training must have consisted of a minimum of 20 weeks of technical training over a four-year period, with a minimum of 30 hours of training per week. The Industry Training Authority maintains industry training program profiles for various trades.

  • At present, the following trades are accepted for admission: sheet metal worker, steamfitter/pipefitter, millwright (industrial mechanic), carpenter, electrician, plumber, welder level A, sprinkler system installer, boilermaker, refrigeration mechanic, and metal fabricator (fitter). Other trades may also be accepted; please contact the program head to make an appointment.

  • Math 11 (60%)
  • Successful completion of the construction bridging courses below.

Construction bridging courses:

Course Title Credits
BLDT 1021 Construction Drawings 3.0
BLDT 1031 Site Processes in Construction 3.0
BLDT 1041 Basic Estimating with Computer Applications 3.0
BLDT 1051 Technical Writing and Communication Skills 3.0
BLDT 2011 Construction Documents and Contracts 3.0
BLDT 2021 Basic Project Management Skills 3.0
BLDT 2041 Basic Construction Design Principles 3.0
BLDT 2051 Construction Materials & Assemblies 3.0
BLDT 2091 Construction Estimating 3.0
Plus one of the following:
SURV 1104 Basic Surveying with Total Stations 2.5
SURV 5108 Fundamentals of Surveying 1.5
Total  28.5-29.5

Students planning to complete the construction bridging courses prior to admission to the degree program are strongly recommended to consult with the program head prior to beginning.

Apply to program

International students: 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.

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

Part-time: January, April and September.

Full-time (planned program): 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.

Education Building Options for this program are not available.

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