Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence for the BCIT Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering

Photo of some of the 2022 BCIT Civil Engineering Degree grads with Wayne Hand, Dean, Steven Kuan, Associate Dean,  Engineering and Geospatial Technologies, and Poureya Bazargani, Faculty, Civil Engineering, to celebrate this milestone.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Department of Civil Engineering is celebrating 15 successful years of the BCIT Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering degree program.

The two-year Civil & Structural Engineering Diploma of Technology was one of the first programs at BCIT since it opened in 1964. In 2003, the Civil and Structural Engineering department in the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment began transitioning the diploma program into a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree. The first graduates of the new Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering received their degrees in June 2007.

The BCIT Civil Engineering degree was nationally accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board in 2010. The BCIT Civil Engineering degree was the first non-university-affiliated program in Canada to receive accreditation. 2022 represents the 15 year anniversary of this respected program and is an excellent time to acknowledge all Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering alumni, and in particular those from the first graduating class who put their careers on hold back in 2005 to return to the as-yet unapproved degree program.

The 2022 Civil Engineering grads proudly showing their iron rings. Photo credit: Scott McAlpine

The Civil Engineering students have accomplished much over the years. The BCIT Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) has been awarded the national CSCE President’s Best Student Chapter 2020-2021 Award. This award continues an impressive and strong tradition for the BCIT CSCE Student Chapter.  The Chapter has won this prestigious award now six times: 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021.

BCIT Civil Engineering grads are highly sought after by the construction industry. If you name a large-scale infrastructure project in BC, you can bet BCIT Civil Engineering grads had a hand in it.

Congratulations to all of the BCIT Civil Engineering grads, faculty, retired faculty, staff and alumni!



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