British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby

3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada | Public University | Established 1960

About us

Since 1964, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has taught and trained experts, professionals, and innovators who shape the economy—across BC and around the world. They are proud to deliver an education that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. BCIT's students gain the technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead innovation in a rapidly changing workforce. Through close collaboration with industry, their network of alumni and partners continue to achieve global success. BCIT offers practical career credentials designed for the workplace, from diplomas and certificates to bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

BCIT delivers programs and courses to nearly 50,000 students, over 4,500 whom are international students from 110 countries, through their six Schools. Their faculty also work closely with industry, delivering training, providing expert advice and helping to bring ideas to market. Their schools cover subjects as diverse as applied and natural sciences, business and media, computing and IT, engineering, health sciences and trades. 

Why BCIT - Burnaby 

Campus: The largest BCIT campus is home to hundreds of specialized learning spaces, including classrooms, shops, labs, simulators, broadcast studios, green roofs, energy grids, forests, and waterways. 

Quality: Here are some of the reasons choose to learn and train at BCIT: 98% of BCIT degree graduates are employed; get an applied education from industry leaders and instructors who are experts in their fields; small class sizes mean students get more one-on-one attention from their instructors and better opportunities to network with the students in their program; part-time studies gives students the option to upgrade their skills or retrain for an entirely new career on evenings or weekends; some BCIT programs allow students to build their education in stages—shortening their overall classroom time and getting students into their career more quickly; curriculum is developed through close consultation with industry, ensuring students are ready to hit-the-ground-running the day they graduate; BCIT has some of the best training facilities around—including a 300,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Aerospace Technology Campus; a broadcast & media studio; and a forensics lab; the Downtown Campus features the TEC Hub, an innovative and collaborative IT learning space in the heart of the Vancouver downtown tech corridor; choose from over 300 programs and join a cohort of over 190,000 BCIT alumni working across BC and around the world

Location: Living and studying abroad can be the experience of a lifetime. And there’s no better place than Vancouver. Located on Canada’s exciting west coast in the province of British Columbia, Vancouver has been voted the world’s most liveable city for many years, most recently in 2010. ‘Where the mountains meet the sea’, Vancouver is surrounded by tall mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Life in the city is an ideal balance between the cosmopolitan attractions of a modern city and a stunning natural environment. With one of the mildest climates in Canada, it is the country's warmest city during winter. This Olympic city has a reputation for being safe, friendly, breathtakingly beautiful and rich in culture. Vancouver offers some of the world’s finest recreational opportunities and cultural events. It is possible to enjoy golf and world-class skiing all in one day. Over 1/3 of its residents speaking a language other than English. The city's culturally diverse population offers amazing shops, restaurants, theatres and clubs.

Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Certificate - Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician - Architectural Option 0.8 Year CAD 21,840
College Certificate - Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician - Structural Option 0.8 Year CAD 21,840
College Diploma - Biomedical Engineering Technology 2 Year CAD 23,490
College Diploma - Chemical and Environmental Technology - Analytical Science 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Chemical and Environmental Technology - Process Engineering Option 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Fish, Wildlife and Recreation 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Food Technology 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Forest and Natural Areas Management 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Geomatics Engineering Technology 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Mineral Exploration and Mining Technology 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - 3D Modeling, Art, and Animation 1.5 Year CAD 14,154
College Diploma - Accounting 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Broadcast and Online Journalism 2 Year CAD 19,196
College Diploma - Business Information Technology Management - Artificial Intelligence Management 2 Year CAD 19,196
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Admission Requirements

Application fees 120

Courses Exams
Certificate Course

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

  • Min TOEFL iBT: 82
  • Min IELTS overall: 6
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 95

For conditional admission, instead of submitting language proficiency test scores, applicant may complete English courses prior to the academic program. The length of the English course is determined based on the applicant's level of English proficiency.

Diploma Course

English Proficiency Requirements:

For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:

  • Min TOEFL iBT: 86
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

For conditional admission, instead of submitting language proficiency test scores, applicant may complete English courses prior to the academic program. The length of the English course is determined based on the applicant's level of English proficiency.

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