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Mechanical Engineering: Bachelor of Engineering


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with BCIT about the learning method.

  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Burnaby
  • 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
    Varies
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out BCIT's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

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

*or next business day

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

To proceed from the diploma program into level 5 of the degree program, you must have completed:

  • 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
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.

There are several pathways to qualify for the degree and the application process differs for each. Please see the various options below for instructions.

Current Students in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option with MATH 3499 and 4499)

  • You do not need to apply through the Admissions department to continue into the degree program. Qualified students are moved into the degree program by the department.

Current Students of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing, Systems, or Design with MATH 3493)

  • The department polls level 4 students each year to determine who would like to compete for a seat in the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering program.
  • You do not need to apply through the Admissions department.

Previous Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option with MATH 3499 and 4499)

  • Previous graduates who meet the entrance requirements may apply to enter level 5 of the program.
  • Please apply as a new applicant to Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering no later than March 15.

Previous Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option without MATH 3499 and 4499)

  • Contact the program area no later than April 30 to request to be included in the next BEng competition
    • You will receive an email confirming that your name has been added to the competition.
    • The department will email you the results of the competition in June. If accepted, you will be permitted to register in Math 3499 followed by Math 4499.
  • Once you successfully complete MATH 3499 and are registered in MATH 4499, submit an application as a new applicant to the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering, no later than March 15.
  • Submit a resume with your application if you have one or more years of work experience at the technologist level. Relevant work experience may be considered in your application.

Previous Graduates of Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing or Systems)

  • Apply for readmission to level 3 of the Mechanical Design diploma.
  • Submit a resume with your application if you have one or more years of work experience at the technologist level. Relevant work experience may be considered in your application.

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 one of the Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma programs.

Apply to program

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.


 

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.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

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