British Columbia Institute of Technology

Different than a college or university, BCIT's approach combines small classes, applied academics and hands-on experience so that you're ready to launch your career from day one.



Formation years

  • 1960 - BC Vocational School opens at Willingdon and Canada Way in Burnaby
  • 1961 - Plans are announced to establish BCIT
  • 1962 - First Principal of BCIT appointed
  • 1964 - First students are on campus: 498 of them in Engineering, Health and Business 
  • 1966 - BCIT celebrates its first graduates
  • 1975 - Number of students is now 3,200


We offer practical career credentials designed for the workplace, including degrees,diplomas and certificates spanning Applied and Natural Sciences, Business and Media, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences and Trades.


Applied research at BCIT is exciting. It creates practical learning opportunities for BCIT’s students, provides innovative solutions to industry challenges, and produces new, commercially relevant technology products and applications.


Student Employment Services helps students and alumni find work through eJobs, BCIT's own web-based job posting system.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


Student services

BCIT is committed to the success of Aboriginal students, and Aboriginal Services is here to serve as a welcoming 'home away from home'.

Housing services

Maquinna Residence offers comfortable and convenient accommodations, for BCIT full-time students. Just a short walk to class, the residence accommodates 333 residents and is ideally located on the Burnaby campus, adjacent to the sports field and recreation facilities.

Library services

The Library aims to strengthen learning, teaching, and research at BCIT through innovative and effective resources, partnerships and services.

ICT services

The IT Services department is responsible for providing technology services and support programs that address the advanced technology and essential computing and communications needs of learners, faculty, and staff.

Medical services


  • Services provided
  • Hours and location
  • Insurance coverage
  • Appointments
  • Campus Health Advisory
  • Flu information
  • Staff
  • Contact Us
  • Immunization review form
  • Vaccination requirements
  • Contact the nurses
  • Health and well-being
  • Sexual health and options
  • Clinic Forms
  • Staff and student injuries
  • First aid
  • Safety and security
  • Sexual assault

Student Life

Campus life

The BCIT Burnaby Campus is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way. The entire Burnaby Campus is split up into four quadrants:

  • NorthWest (NW) Quadrant
  • NorthEast (NE) Quadrant
  • SouthWest (SW) Quadrant
  • SouthEast (SE) Quadrant

Each buildings name, in its respected quadrant, will always start with two letters (NW, NE, SW, or SE) and then a number.

Each parking lot at the Burnaby Campus is a paid parking lot which is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sports facilities

  • Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Frisbee
  • Golf
  • Track

Tennis court, outdoor basketball court, frisbee, golf, and track are available for use when not booked by a group. They are located on the south side of building SE16.

No individual reservations are taken for usage of the outdoor facilities. Group bookings for specific access to the outdoor facilities is required.

Student clubs

The British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association (BCITSA or ‘SA’) is a non-profit student services and advocacy organization at BCIT with a mandate to enhance student life. Our programs and services are designed to benefit and support all 48,500+ full-time and part-time students across BCIT’s five campuses. 


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading accreditation association for business education.