24 months
12084 CAD/year
8572 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ecological Restoration program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology is Canada’s first master’s program specializing in Ecological Restoration, offered as a joint program between BCIT and Simon Fraser University (SFU).


The Ecological Restoration program of the British Columbia Institute of Technology combines the strong technical and applied (experiential) knowledge at BCIT with SFU’s fundamental (contextual) basic science and community engagement expertise. The product is a unique joint-degree program that will fundamentally advance both the practice and science of ecological restoration.

The Strenghts of the Program

  • Is a unique interdisciplinary & inter-institutional curriculum;
  • Is at the leading edge of this new, and rapidly growing, environmental discipline;
  • Courses have been specifically designed to offer advanced, specialized training in ecological restoration;
  • Entails an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to addressing pressing practical problems;
  • Permits specialization in restoration of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems;
  • Focuses on using applied research to provide solutions to government, institutional, and industry problems;
  • Has strong industry connections via client-based research projects; and
  • Is a unique program in Canada, and is among very few similar programs in North America.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Ecological Restoration and the Physical Environment
  • Planning and Monitoring for Ecological Restoration
  • Concepts of Ecological Restoration and the Biological Environment
  • Restoration of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Project Management & Policy for Ecological Restoration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in ecological restoration, ecology, plant science, animal science, soil science, environmental science, resource science (land, water, fish and wildlife, forestry), physical geography, environmental engineering, or a related program from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (70%; B average), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (77%; B+ average) based on the last 60 credits/units of undergraduate courses
  • One introductory course each in ecology and statistics
  • Two upper-level courses in any combination of: biology, ecology (plant, fish, wildlife, restoration/reclamation, etc.), statistics, plant science, soil science, physical geography (hydrology, geomorphology, limnology, etc.), forest science, natural resource management, environmental science, or related courses
  • IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE (Academic) scores
  • Three references
  • Resume and official transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12084 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6042 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    8572 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4286 CAD per semester during 24 months.


  • $21,432.20 for domestic students
  • $30,214.70 for international students

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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