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Computer Systems - Human Computer Interface Option, B.Tech.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Burnaby, Canada
The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems - Human Computer Interface Option at British Columbia Institute of Technology degree is designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals, assisting them in widening their job opportunities or advancing along their career paths. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems - Human Computer Interface Option at British Columbia Institute of Technology is offered in a flexible delivery format to serve the needs of working professionals. Candidates can take course loads ranging from a minimum of three courses per year to an equivalent of a full-time program of studies. Most courses are offered in the evening or on weekends. Some are offered online through Web-based courses or during the day (depending on demand). Applicants can apply to the program at any time through the year.

The Human Computer Interface (HCI) Option focuses on establishing a set of advanced skills. These encompass the key areas of interface design, interaction design and User Centred Design (UCD), as well as the most recent evolutions in the field currently referred to as User Experience (UX or UE) design. It prepares graduates to understand, plan and design effective user interfaces, which both work well technically while retaining the kind of strong "audience awareness." This results in "user friendly", intuitive and usable user interfaces, which conform with numerous current industry-standard human interface design guidelines. 

The program includes knowledge and skill development in graphics/multimedia design and aesthetic awareness, as well as essential technical knowledge and a wide variety of current user study techniques and methodologies. The focus of this option encompasses all contemporary delivery platforms (egs: Apple, Google, Windows OSs, etc. and devices) and is designed to give graduates the tools, resources and critical thinking required to succeed with all current new technologies. It also prepares them to apply and evolve this knowledge, keeping pace with emerging and future technologies as they appear.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research Methods in Software Development
  • Technical Issues in Software Development
  • Management Issues in Software Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is a two year degree completion program, meant to be taken after a two year BCIT Diploma of Technology in Computer Information Technology, Computer Systems Technology, or other equivalent post-secondary education in computing
  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (67%) or, 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • Post-secondary education: A minimum of 60 credits of post-secondary level education from a recognized institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19196 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9598 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5836 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2918 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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