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Mechanical Engineering: Bachelor of Engineering


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  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    Four years full-time beginning in September each year.

  • 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

    Level 1: $1100, Level 2: $550, Level 3: $800, Level 4: $500
    Level 5: $700, Level 6: $800, Level 7: $700, Level 8: $800

    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

  • Credentials
    Bachelor of Engineering

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted November 1st* to March 15th.*

This program shares a common first year with the Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. All applicants must complete the first year of the program before continuing to either the Bachelor of Engineering degree program or to one of the technology diploma options. Entrance requirements for the first year are listed on the program entry page for each of the Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma options.

*or next business day

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

The number of positons in the degree is limited, so entry is competitive based on your Grade Point Average (GPA). Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Current diploma students

Students currently in the Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma program do not need to apply through the Admissions department to continue into the degree program. Qualified students are moved onto the degree path by the department.

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option) with degree level math

Students who are not currently in the program but have completed the following may apply to the degree program:

  • BCIT Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
  • MATH 3499 - Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Systems for Mechanical Engineers
  • MATH 4499 - Applied Differential Equations and Vector Calculus
Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing, Systems, or Design Option):

Apply for direct entry to level 3 of the Mechanical Design diploma.

Other applicants

BCIT does not accept external applicants into the Mechanical Engineering degree program. If you have completed an equivalent part of this program outside of BCIT, apply for direct entry to the Mechanical Design diploma.

Apply to program

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.

If you are entering the Mechanical Engineering degree or diploma program for the first time, apply to Mechanical Engineering Technology, Diploma (Levels 1-4).

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.

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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