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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Bachelor of Technology


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Location
    Burnaby
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

    Resources

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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    82 credits; Accelerated 1.5 years, or max 7 years part-time studies
  • Tuition Estimate
    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    Varies
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Part-time: applications are accepted throughout the year. *or next business day

Accelerated: this program is open to applications beginning November 1st* for the Fall (September) intake

 

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

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

    *The diploma must be a minimum of 60.0 credits

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 BCIT’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.

Continuation requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of six months relevant work experience (approved by the program head) to graduate from this program.

Admissions/Registration

Students do not need to apply for the GIS Bachelor of Technology program to take part-time studies GIS courses. Anyone may take these courses provided they meet the individual course prerequisites. Students who decide to complete the GIS Bachelor of Technology through part-time studies should apply to the part-time program after taking two courses. Part-time courses are subject to enrolment.

International applicants

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.

Apply to program

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.