Program Information

School: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty: School of Computing and Academic Studies
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Description: The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems 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. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by the industry.

The Database Option focuses on establishing a set of advanced skills encompassing the key areas of data model schema design, data processing, database management and data analytics. It prepares graduates with in-depth knowledge of the following: data modeling, database system architectures and management, online transaction process and concurrency control, query optimization, parallel processing, distributed processing, data warehouse, multi-dimension schema design, online analytical processing, data mining, object-oriented database technology storing large data objects and unstructured data.

URL: Computer Systems (Database Option) at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost shown is for the first year of study.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicant must have: 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.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. B] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Work Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education from a recognized institution, of which 42.0 credits must include: 6.0 credits of English or communications, 6.0 credits of math, including 3.0 credits of discrete math, 3.0 credits of statistics, 27.0 credits of computing, including 3.0 credits in each of the following: Algorithms and data structures, Computer architecture, Database, Data communications and networking, Object-oriented programming (e.g. Java, C++), Operating systems,Procedural programming (e.g. C, Python), and Systems analysis and design. A minimum of 3 months relevant work experience (450 hours) is required. This requirement will be reviewed by the program area during the pre-entry assessment.