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Nautical Sciences Diploma of Technical Studies


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall

  • Location
    Marine Campus- North Vancouver
  • Campuses
    North Vancouver

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    City of North Vancouver
  • 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, required texts approx $200-$600 per year plus optional book costs
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted November 1st* to March 31st.*   *or next business day

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

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

 

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Two-step process

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Academic grades above the minimum
  • Related or transferable experience
  • Teamwork & leadership
  • Knowledge of the marine industry
  • Communication skills

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 and at external industry functions.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements


Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants:

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

  • Interviews will be conducted in the months of April and May, if required, and selections made thereafter.

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 Co-op terms.


Recommended for success

  • Physics 11

 

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.

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