Who We Are

Applications for admission to Fall 2024 at BCIT opened on October 2, 2023 for most technology programs.

For more than 50 years, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been training the experts, innovators, and professionals who shape our economy – across BC and around the world.

Through our unique applied education model, BCIT students gain the technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead change in a rapidly changing workforce. Our curriculum is developed through close consultation with industry and delivered by instructors who have direct, hands-on experience in their fields.  

BCIT programs and courses are delivered by our six Schools (School of Business & Media, School of Health Sciences, School of Computing & Academic Studies, School of Construction & the Environment, School of Energy, and School of Transportation) . Our faculty also work closely with industry, delivering training, providing expert advice and helping to bring ideas to market.

BCIT has world-class training facilities—many unique in Western Canada:

  • A 300,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Aerospace Technology Campus, featuring a fleet of 20 aircraft including a Boeing 737, and airport control tower simulation technology
  • A Marine Engine Room Simulator, which provides true-to-life training for marine engineers
  • The only Prosthetics and Orthotics training program in Western Canada
  • An automated manufacturing robotics lab
  • An interactive fire simulation theatre

General Info General Info

Enrolment Total
18,000+ full-time and 30,000+ part-time
Enrolment Details

BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutions with more than 48,000 students enrolled annually. BCIT has five [5] main campuses along with satellite programs province-wide.

Nearly 50,000 students:

  • 18,000+ full-time students
  • 30,000+ part-time students


  • Approximately 5,700 international students from close to 120 countries attended BCIT in 2018–19.
  • BCIT has been delivering its international diploma programs through more than 20 overseas partner institutions in South Korea, China, Brazil, Chile, and Vietnam to approximately 6,000 students in the past decade.


We’re proud to consistently provide our students with real-world skills and practical experience—so they’re work-ready from the day they graduate.

The median hourly wage is $32 for apprenticeship completers and $22 for graduates of certificate and diploma programs, and the median annual salary is $65,000 for graduates of degree programs.

BCIT provides the majority of apprenticeship training in the province of British Columbia. Over 1,200 complete their final apprenticeship level each year.

Detailed Costs
Campus Locations

Burnaby Campus

3700 Willingdon Avenue,
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus

555 Seymour Street,
Vancouver, BC

Marine Campus

265 W Esplanade ,
North Vancouver, BC

Aerospace Technology Campus

3800 Cessna Drive,
Richmond, BC

Annacis Island Campus

1608 Cliveden Avenue,
Delta, BC

Burnaby Campus

3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus

555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Marine Campus

265 W Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC

Aerospace Technology Campus

3800 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC

Annacis Island Campus

1608 Cliveden Avenue
Delta, BC

Nearby Highlights

Since 1965, the British Columbia Institute of Technology has taught and trained experts, professionals, and innovators who shape our economy – across BC and around the world.

We are proud to deliver an education that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms.

Our 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, our network of alumni and partners continue to achieve global success.

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

Completed in the summer of 2022, BCIT’s Health Sciences Center provides a state-of-the-art home for progressive clinical education through sophisticated simulation, modern classroom technology, and inter-professional practice. Its design helps break down traditional learning silos to foster interdisciplinary learning.

Located at the heart of Vancouver’s business and tech core, the BCIT Downtown Campus is home to the state-of-the-art Technology Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub, an innovative IT learning space.

The BCIT Marine Campus is the center of training for the maritime industry in Western Canada. Programs in navigation, marine engineering, seamanship, and maritime safety and security are offered at this campus. With bridge and engine room simulators and an indoor pool, students gain experience with realistic scenarios in a safe environment.

Our state-of-the-art 285,000-square-foot Aerospace Technology Campus is home to BCIT’s aerospace programs. The campus is centered on a 40,000-square-foot hangar housing BCIT’s fleet of light piston, turboprop, corporate, and jet transport aircraft, including light and medium helicopters.

BCIT’s Annacis Island Campus is located in Delta. The 142,000-square-foot facility is home to motive power programs offered by BCIT and Vancouver Community College. These programs train heavy-duty mechanics, transport trailer mechanics, diesel mechanics, commercial transportation mechanics, railway conductors and forklift operators.

Credentials Available
  • Diplomas: 2-3 Years
  • Trades Foundation Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Certificates: 1 Year or Less
  • Trades Apprenticeship
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Career-Focused
  • Master’s Degree / Graduate Credentials
  • Continuing Education

Programs Programs

Info on All Programs
Areas of Study Available
  • Transportation: Air, Land, Marine
  • Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality and Service
  • Sciences
  • Mechanical and Related
  • Health Related
  • Engineering and Electronics
  • Construction and Precision Production
  • Computer and Information Systems
  • Communications
  • Business and Management
  • Agriculture, Natural Resources and Science
  • Upgrading Programs

Study Abroad Opportunities

Attention international students! Welcome to the Business & Media Study Abroad program at BCIT! Study Abroad and enjoy a life-changing experience on Canada’s west coast! In this program, you can study in Vancouver, Canada for one/two terms while taking up to four courses per term.

For more information, check out our program video below, read the stories of previous study abroad students, discover the top reasons to study at BCIT or contact us at studyhere@bcit.ca with any questions.

Study Abroad Info

Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements

Entrance requirements are program specific. Requirements for each program are listed in the “Entrance Requirements” tab on each program’s individual web page.

General admissions information for high school applicants: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/how-to-apply/high-school-applicants/



IB and AP Credits

Evaluated on an individual basis.

English Proficiency Requirements

English requirements are program specific. English grades can vary from 50% to 73%.  Entry to competitive programs may require higher English grades.

More information regarding BCIT’s English requirements:


Application Deadline

Applications open October 1st (or next business day) for technology programs; trades applications are open throughout the year. We recommend submitting your completed applications as soon as possible. Deadlines: first qualified, first accepted – applications close when the program is full; competitive programs – application deadlines will vary. www.bcit.ca/admission/whentoapply.shtml

Application Fee

$90 CAD for Domestic Students; $154 CAD for International Students

How to Apply

Apply via your selected program’s web page. Our application process is entirely online. You must scan and pdf. documents to your online application.


If you have questions about the admissions process, entrance requirements, upgrading, applying for transfer credit, program laddering options, and more, feel free to contact BCIT’s Program Advising department.

For a full list of our current services, please click on the link below:


Admissions Contact Email
Admissions Contact Phone

Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Deadline

BCIT Entrance Awards have two distinct deadlines that depend on when you begin your full-time studies at BCIT and the program you are registered in. The deadline for each BCIT Entrance Award is listed under each specific entrance award.

For awards with a singular April 15* deadline, you must commence your program between May 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025.

For awards with 2 deadlines, the following applies:

  • April 15, 2024* for programs starting between May and December 2024.
  • October 1, 2024* for program starting between January 2025 and April 2025.

*or next business day.

Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info

Financial Aid Contact Email
Financial Aid Contact Phone

Residence Residence

First Year Residence Spots
Must be accepted into a full-time studies program at BCIT to be eligible to apply for residence.
Residence Options

Maquinna Residence is located on the BCIT Burnaby Campus, with 333 bedrooms in townhouse-style buildings available for full-time students. The Residence features private bedrooms with shared kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms and bathrooms, and is ideally located on the Burnaby campus, adjacent to the sports field and recreation facilities.

The complex incorporates seven low-rise, split-level buildings to create a village-like student community. Each of the houses contains four suites of twelve students, one Resident Advisor apartment and a laundry room.


BCIT’s new Tall Timber student housing to be completed soon:


Total Average Residence Cost
Average cost of $835 per month for full-time students in programs of 16 weeks or longer, plus Activity Fee and Parking [if available].. Damage deposit and first-month's rent required in advance as Room Deposit Fee.

Residence Application Deadline
How to Apply

Access to the online residence application form is provided in the student Letter of Acceptance to BCIT.

Residence Contact Email
Residence Contact Phone

Accessibility Supports & Services Accessibility Supports & Services

Accessibility Supports & Services Info

Our focus at Accessibility Services is to empower you to overcome the limits and barriers that you encounter during your studies as a result of a disability, whether it’s visible, invisible, permanent, or temporary. We look forward to helping you “level the playing field” and succeed in your courses. Whether you’re studying as a full-time student or as a part-time student, or just need help in figuring out which of these course load options is the best fit for you, we’d like to meet with you.

Accessibility Services
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Ave
SW1 Room 2360
Burnaby, BC, Canada
V5G 3H2

Tel:      604-451-6963
Fax:     604-432-8839
E-mail: accessibility@bcit.ca

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Indigenous Student Supports & Services Indigenous Student Supports & Services

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Info

BCIT’s Indigenous Initiatives department:


Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Did you know?

Indigenous mentor hand illustration

Indigenous Gathering Place is called Mi Chap Tukw which means “a home away from home”. The hand logo, called Snewayelh (“teachings”), symbolizes the transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next and it’s raised in the Coast Salish welcome gesture.



General contact information

Phone: (604) 432-8474
Fax: (604) 431-0724
Email: gathering_place@bcit.ca
Office location: Burnaby Campus, Building SW1, Room 1521

Indigenous Initiatives
British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5G 3H2

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International Students International Students

International Student Info

The International Student Centre (ISC) is an essential resource for international students throughout their studies at BCIT.

Services provided by the International Student Centre include:

To contact the ISC, please send a message to isc_info@bcit.ca, and always remember to include your name and student number.



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International Students Contact Email
International Students Contact Phone