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Electrical Engineering: Bachelor of Engineering


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  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    This is a four year, full-time program.

  • Tuition Levels (approx)

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

  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates

    Year 1 - $2060, Year 2 - $1700, Year 3 - $1750, Year 4 - $1450
    (General estimates only, subject to change)

    Ownership of a personal computer is required and not included in the above costs.

  • Credentials
    Bachelor of Engineering

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Application Deadline Advice

This program is open to applications beginning:

  • November 1st* for the Fall (September) intake

*or next business day

This program has a common first year with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program. All applicants must complete the first year of the ECET program before continuing to one of the two-year technologist diploma options (Automation, Telecom or Power) or the four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree program. Entrance requirements for the first year are listed in the program entry page of any of the technology diploma options.

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If you have questions regarding the entrance requirements or the application process, visit Admission & Registration.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry

Students currently in the ECET diploma program do not need to apply through the Admissions department. These students select their preferred path with the program area in the second term of first year, and can select an ECET diploma option or the Engineering degree. Entry to the degree is competitive based on GPA. Students chosen for the degree path will be moved into the degree program.

Students who are offered a seat in the BEng and choose to decline it will be required to compete for entry in a future term, if they still wish to pursue the program. That includes students who decline their seat to do a Co-op work term.

Only applicants that have previously completed the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Mechatronics and Robotics or Biomedical Engineering diplomas, or equivalent, are required to submit an application.

  • Post-Secondary: one of the following from BCIT*:

    • Completion of all ECET first year diploma courses with a minimum average of 75% or

    • ECET diploma (any option) with a minimum average of 70% or

    • Mechatronics and Robotics diploma with a minimum average of 70% or

    • Biomedical Engineering diploma with a minimum average of 70% and completion of one additional Physics course

    *If you have an equivalent level of education from another institution, please apply as a Direct Entry applicant.

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Students with credentials from other institutions should apply for Advanced Placement.

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

First year has two intakes each year, in September and the end of January.

The second year has one intake each year, in September.

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.

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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