48 months
23958 CAD/year
6842 CAD/year
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The Electrical Engineering program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is a four year program that prepares students for a professional career as an Electrical Engineer.


The program

The Electrical Engineering program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology shares first year with the Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) to provide you with options for your engineering education. After successful completion of the first year, you choose to continue in either an engineering degree or a technology diploma path. The engineering degree path requires an additional three years of study, however, you can choose to transfer to the diploma path and within one additional year you can graduate with an ECET diploma.

The program encompasses a wide range of subjects designed to advance both your technical knowledge and your skills in communications, management and professional practice. A four month workplace education experience allows you to apply your developing skills prior to graduation. In a capstone project that spans the final year, you will apply your knowledge to a complex “real world” engineering design challenge, often an industry-sponsored project.

Why take engineering at BCIT

You will learn practical applications of electrical engineering with a strong theoretical foundation from instructors with many years of industry experience. Our well equipped laboratories support your development of hands-on practical skills.

  • The faculty in our program are motivated teachers. They are focused on providing applied education and helping you to succeed. You have ample opportunity to interact with our instructors in both lectures and labs.
  • You will gain from BCIT’s strong reputation in industry. BCIT grads find relevant jobs quickly, and have a reputation of being productive from day one. The B.Eng Electrical degree is built to achieve similar success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Communications 1 for Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Learning Skills for Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Circuit Analysis 
  • Engineering Tools
  • Digital Techniques
  • Technical Mathematics for Electronics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


246 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current ECET diploma students do not need to apply through the Admissions department. ECET students select their preferred path in the second term of first year and can select a diploma option or the Electrical Engineering degree. Entry to the degree is competitive based on GPA. Students chosen for the degree path will be moved into the degree program.
  • Students who are offered a seat in the degree program and choose to decline will be required to compete for entry in a future term, if they still wish to pursue the program. This includes students who decline their seat to do a co-op work term.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23958 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11979 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    6842 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3421 CAD per semester during 48 months.

First year:

  • home: 2976 CAD per term
  • international: 9789 CAD per term


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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