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Geographic Information Systems: Bachelor of Technology


  • Location

    Accelerated:

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

    Part-time:

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

    Downtown Campus
    555 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC

    Available online starting September 2012.

  • Length

    Accelerated
    The accelerated mode of study allows participants to complete the majority of courses in one academic year (35 weeks of full-time instruction) with the balance of studies completed through part-time studies.

    Part-time
    The rate of progress through the part-time program varies. Although most individuals take three to five years to complete their studies, students have up to seven years to complete the program requirements.

  • Tuition Estimate

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

    Part-time students are responsible for registration and payment for each course. Fees are paid on a per course basis but students accepted into the accelerated mode are registered as a block and fees have a set ceiling per term or academic year.

    BCIT tuition is based on a per credit calculation to a maximum or cap tuition amount. Students registered in a full-time program who are not taking a full course load or who have received course exemption may not receive a refund as a result of the per credit calculation amount exceeding the maximum tuition.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor of Technology

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Application Deadline Advice

Part-time: applications are accepted throughout the year.

Accelerated: this program is open to applications beginning:

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

*or next business day

Contact Info

Please see FAQs for more details or contact Program Advising if you have questions about:

  • Application process
  • Entrance requirements
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Program costs
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
program_advising@bcit.ca  |  604-434-1610

Dee Morita, Program Assistant
gis@bcit.ca  |  604-451-7001

1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: The full-time September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the full-time September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017. Applications are currently being accepted for the part-time program.

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: Meet the following entrance requirements

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.

Read more about how to meet BCITâ??s entrance requirements

Applicants currently enrolled in the last term of their degree/diploma must be on track to complete by May. To apply submit both of the following documents from your post-secondary institution:

  • Transcript of completed courses
  • Confirmation of enrolment letter verifying your current course enrolment and registration in the final term of your degree/diploma

Step 2: Department assessment

Applications will be reviewed when the entrance requirements are complete and will be contacted for a meeting with the program head.

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Note: The full-time September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the full-time September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017. Applications are currently being accepted for the part-time program.

International students: Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs delivered on-campus at BCIT are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada and wish to attend an on-campus program, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP. The distance and online only option of this program is also available.

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

Accelerated: 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.


 

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.