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Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Burnaby, Canada
The Mechanical Engineering program at British Columbia Institute of Technology provides you with both the theoretical and the hands-on, practical skills to become a Mechanical Engineer. Knowledge in machine design, control systems, instrumentation, and mechanics are integrated in both a second year and a final year industry project where you showcase your skills. 
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There are major changes happening all around us – climate change, aging populations, environmental degradation. As a Mechanical Engineer you would be well placed to help society meet the challenges that these changes bring. You could be designing new medical devices, creating new technologies for renewable and conventional energy, developing more efficient transportation systems or more efficient processes for industry. Mechanical Engineering is considered one of the broadest fields of engineering and there are opportunities in a variety of industrial sectors. As you progress in your career as a Mechanical Engineer you are likely to be called upon to lead organizations and inspire positive change

What will I learn at British Columbia Institute of Technology?

Your successful engineering career will be based upon a mechanical engineering program that will allow you to develop the skills you require to:

  • Model - develop and construct mathematical, physical and conceptual models from scientific principles for the purposes of analysis and design
  • Design and develop - employ technical knowledge, design methodology, and apply appropriate tools and resources to design, simulate, visualize and develop components, systems and processes to meet specified performance criteria
  • Select materials - select appropriate engineering materials based on a knowledge of the main properties of materials
  • Investigate experimentally - design and conduct experiments, devise appropriate measurements, analyze and interpret data and form reliable conclusions
  • Build and test - demonstrate proficiency in a substantial range of workshop and laboratory procedures with a strong grasp of principles and practices of workshop and laboratory safety
  • Pursue sustainability – ensure that the design, development and specification of materials and components are in balance with the needs of the environment
  • Manage projects - apply project management techniques
  • Forecast and manage budgets - incorporate cost considerations throughout the planning and execution of a project and to manage within realistic constraints of time and budget

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Materials 
  • Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineering
  • Basic Technical Mathematics for Mechanical
  • Engineering Graphics 
  • Energy Systems
  • Statics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • This program shares a common first year with the Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. All applicants must complete the first year of the program before continuing to either the Bachelor of Engineering degree program or to one of the technology diploma options

To proceed from the diploma program into level 5 of the degree program, you must have completed:

  • BCIT Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
  • MATH 3499 - Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Systems for Mechanical Engineers
  • MATH 4499 - Applied Differential Equations and Vector Calculus
BCIT does not accept external applicants into the Mechanical Engineering degree program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19196 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9598 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5836 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2918 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 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.


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