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Ecological Restortation: Master of Science (MSc)


  • Location

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

  • Length

    To complete the program requirements, full-time students will need a minimum of 3 consecutive terms. The first two terms are each 15 weeks in length; the third term is 30 weeks.

    The program can also be completed part-time, with students taking fewer courses each term and taking more time to complete the program.

    In any case, the program must be completed within a maximum of 5 years.

    Switching degrees or student status from full-time or part-time

    Admission decisions are based on a studentâ??s application to a specific degree, MASc or MEng, and a specific delivery, full-time or part-time. Students are expected to finish the degree with the delivery they have been accepted into. Under exceptional circumstances, students may request to switch degrees or delivery mode. Any request to change from one degree to another or from full-time or part-time delivery must be made in writing to the Graduate Program Director. This request may or may not be approved for the same academic year.

    All requests outlined below must be made on the following form: http://www.bcit.ca/files/pdf/admission/withdrawalft.pdf

    Domestic Students

    • Students who have been accepted to the full-time MEng or MASc degree who would like to switch to the other degree, must withdraw from the program and re-apply to the degree of choice.
    • Students who have been accepted as full-time who would like to switch to part-time delivery, or vice-versa, must withdraw from the program and re-apply to the delivery of choice.

    International Students

    • International students who have been accepted to the full-time MASc are not permitted to switch to the MEng degree at any time during their studies. Students must withdraw from the program and re-apply.
    • International students who have been accepted to the full-time MEng who would like to switch to the MASc must withdraw from the program and re-apply.
    • International students who have been accepted to full time who would like to switch to part-time, or vice-versa, must withdraw from the program and re-apply to the delivery of choice. It is the studentsâ?? obligation to ensure they fulfill the requirements of their Study Permit.
  • Tuition Estimate

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

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Approximate costs for books, a computer and supplies are $800 per semester.

    (This is a general estimated cost, subject to change)

  • Credential Granted
    Master of Engineering

This is a Graduate program.

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Application Deadline Advice

Full-time and Part-time applications will be received as follows:

First round - Domestic and International applicants: November 1* to May 31*

Second round - Domestic applicants: June 1* to July 15*

Note: There is no second round for International applicants due to the time required to obtain a study permit. Applications will be received based on seat availability

*or next business day

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Contact Info

Ellen Scobie
Graduate Program Assistant
604-432-8645
escobie@bcit.ca

1) Program Admission Requirements

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Two-step process

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

Upload proof of meeting the following to your online application:

  • English: one of the following:
    • Two years of full-time post-secondary education in English in an English-speaking country with 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution or
    • View other ways to meet the English requirement

  • Post-secondary: 4-year bachelorâ??s degree in an engineering field with a GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 (70%)*

    * GPA will be calculated by using grades earned in the last two years of full-time study in the undergraduate degree.

    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.

  • Math: Linear algebra and differential equations equivalent to UBC Math 221 and UBC Math 255. You are not required to take these specific UBC courses; they are listed here for you to refer to their course descriptions. If you have already studied these subjects as part of your bachelorâ??s degree, please give particulars in your online application:

  • Complete the following form for submission with your online application:
    • Mandatory Applicant Questionnaire [PDF]: This form will be used with other entrance requirements in the competitive selection for the program. You will be required to provide two academic or professional references supporting your academic suitability.

Step 2: Department Review

Only complete applications that include all the required supporting documentation will be evaluated. All complete applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Selection Committee and ranked on a competitive basis. The applicants that are best suited for success in the program will be offered a place.

Building envelope laboratory course

Applicants without industry experience in building science may be required to enroll in BLDC 3060 - Building Envelope Laboratory. Fees for this course will need to be paid in addition to the masterâ??s degree tuition. Applicants will be advised if they need to take this course after their application has been reviewed by the Graduate Selection Committee. Applicants who are required to take this course can do so concurrently with their first term studies. It is not necessary to complete this course prior to enrolling in the masterâ??s program.

Industry practitioners

Industry practitioners are encouraged to apply for part-time study.

Professional development

Subject to departmental approval and course availability, students who satisfy the entrance requirements may take no more than two courses for professional development without first applying to the program. Please see Program details.

Apply to program
Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

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.

Related Occupations information is not available for this program.