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  • Location

    Marine Campus
    265 West Esplanade
    North Vancouver, BC

    The majority of classes take place at the BCIT Marine Campus; however, some courses may be taken offsite at locations such as the Justice Institute Fire and Safety Training Centre in Maple Ridge, BC.

  • Length

    Four years, full-time

  • Tuition Estimate

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

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Required Book Estimates: Optional Book Estimates:
    First Year: $750-$950 $400-$500
    Second Year: $300-$400 $600-$700
    Third Year: $500-$600 $100-$200
    Fourth Year: $500-$600 $0-$100

    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

    For more information on textbooks, please contact the BCIT Bookstore at 604-432-8379 or 877-333-8379 (toll-free within Canada).

    Supplies: Cadets must acquire drawing instruments, a scientific calculator and stationary supplies as required. Coveralls, sight and hearing protection and safety boots, worn during the training exercises, are the responsibility of the Cadets.

    Uniforms: Cadets are required to purchase uniforms from an approved supplier to be worn while in class. Depending on quantity and size, the total cost for uniforms during the first year is between $250 and $350.

    Documentation: Throughout the duration of the program, students are required to maintain official documentation such as Transport Canada Medicals, passports, and other company specific requests for the co-operative sea phase terms, that are subject to additional fees.

  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to April 30th.*

Applications are considered for a specific intake; this program does not carry a wait-list from year to year.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

*or next business day

Contact Info

BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office
Tel: 604-453-4111

Eamon Hayden
Chief Instructor
Email: Eamon_Hayden@bcit.ca
Tel: 604-453-4105

Jeff Otto
Co-op Education Coordinator
Email: Jeff_Otto@bcit.ca
Tel: 604-453-4124

Sheena Clarkson
Program Assistant
Email: SClarkson5@bcit.ca
Tel: 604-453-4108

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

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Two-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Related experience

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

*This program has a mandatory uniform policy in which Cadets and Officers are required to wear a uniform while in class.

Individuals who have completed a diesel mechanic program may be eligible for credit toward a portion of the first year of their studies. Please contact the Associate Dean or Chief Instructor, Marine Engineering for more information on direct entry applications.

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

Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants

All applications will be reviewed by the program area at the application deadline. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the following:

  • Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI). Interviews will be conducted in the month of April and selections made in May.

Admission is competitive and will be offered to the most qualified applicants.

Note: Acceptance into the program does not constitute a guarantee by BCIT that a shipping company will provide a berth for the co-op terms. BCIT will assist cadets with the coordination of requirements for sea terms.

Apply to program

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

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

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
Apply Online

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.

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.