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Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development): Bachelor of Technology


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Applications are submitted externally through the BCIT website.

Intake
  • Fall

  • Location
    Burnaby
  • Campuses
    Burnaby

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    City of Burnaby
  • Length
    Two 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
    Approx fees: Term 5: $1100; Term 6: $1100; Term 7: $1100; Term 8: $800
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Application Fee: $90 Domestic / $154 Intl

1) Program Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is a two year degree completion program, meant to be taken after two years of post-secondary education in computing

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements to be accepted.


Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants must have a pre-assessment with the program area to identify pre-entry courses and have their work experience reviewed and assessed prior to applying. Please contact the Program Assistant at 604-432-8644 or cstbtech@bcit.ca to make arrangements.

You can apply once you have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed pre-entry assessment document from the program area must be uploaded with your application.

Note: If you graduated from the BCIT Computer Information Systems (CIT) or Computer Systems Technology (CST) diploma in 2021 or earlier, you are exempt from the pre-entry assessment and work experience requirement.


Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Post-secondary education: A minimum of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education from a recognized institution, of which 42.0 credits must include:
    • 6.0 credits of English or communications
    • 6.0 credits of math, including 3.0 credits of discrete math
    • 3.0 credits of statistics
    • 27.0 credits of computing, including 3.0 credits in each of the following:
      • Algorithms and data structures
      • Computer architecture
      • Database
      • Data communications and networking
      • Object-oriented programming (e.g. Java, C++)
      • Operating systems
      • Procedural programming (e.g. C, Python)
      • Systems analysis and design
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 3 months relevant work experience (450 hours). This requirement will be reviewed by the program area during the pre-entry assessment.

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


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.


 

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.