Engineering students hone their skills at hands-on competition

BCIT, the first polytechnic to host the Western Engineering Competition, wins senior design competition. To the untrained eye, the supplies scattered on the tables at this year’s Western Engineering Competition might look like the remnants of an arts and crafts project. To knowledgeable observers, however, the popsicle sticks, rubber bands and paper clips represent much … Read more

BCIT School of Health Sciences uses robots to simulate working with real patients

From virtual reality to bleeding robots If students attending polytechnic institutes have one overarching goal, it’s receiving job-ready education so they can start their careers as soon as possible after graduation. That’s certainly a big reason why 48,000-plus full- and part-time students attend the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), says James Rout, associate vice-president, … Read more

Electrical engineers bring home gold at WEC

Last week, BCIT hosted the Western Engineering Competition (WEC). Throughout the three-day event, 250+ top engineering students from 14 universities competed for bragging rights and their place at the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC). This year marked the first time a polytechnic has ever hosted the event as well as the first time BCIT has ever … Read more