What is 5G technology and how will it change the world?

From transforming healthcare services to autonomous cars, the term ‘5G’ has been associated with a spectrum of opportunities across industries. So, what exactly is 5G and how does it affect our world? According to BCIT Telecommunications Systems Technician Instructor Mike Lowe, 5G is the 5th generational mobile network. This new global wireless standard is a … Read more

Adapting to online learning: BCIT Power Engineering students pilot cloud-based simulator

BCIT Power Engineering students pilot cloud-based simulator

As classes transitioned primarily online in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, BCIT Power Engineering students Cholo Belza, Brandon Chiang, Lucas Knott, Byron Tromp, and Joseph Vizjak took the initiative to pilot a cloud-based power plant simulator. This ensured they, along with their peers, were still able to acquire the practical skills relevant … Read more

These BCIT students are protecting the future of industrial cybersecurity

Welcoming the inaugural class of the Industrial Network Cybersecurity program Spam, identity theft, cyberattacks, and the list goes on for the types of cybercrimes. Most of us understand the need for cybersecurity awareness and products when it comes to our personal computers and devices; however, the same is also true for industry. Earlier this year, … Read more

BCIT Smart Grid Teaching Lab leads the way in smart education

BCIT-Siemens Smart Grid Lab

The BCIT Smart Grid Lab, designed to teach courses in the area of electrical power and industrial control, is one of the most recently updated labs in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) department at BCIT. This unique lab space was designed to bridge the gap between traditional and modern equipment seen in electrical … Read more

BCIT student to represent Team Canada at WorldSkills in Russia

BCIT-World Skills Competition Russia Rashad Ali

Following a gold medal win at Skills Canada National Competition in Halifax, BCIT Machinist student Rashad Ali has been chosen as one of four BC students to proudly represent Team Canada at the upcoming WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia from August 22 to 27. The WorldSkills Competition is held every two years and represents the … Read more

How the community came together in providing education for rural areas

It takes a village The School of Energy at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) welcomed the first-ever graduating class of a remotely delivered program in Kitimat. The graduating class of 2018 Refrigeration Mechanic Foundation Program included 9 dual-credit high school students, adult students, and members of the Haisla and Nisga’a Nations. This program … Read more

Want to be an engineer, but not sure what kind? Read this first

Everyone excels at different subjects in high school. Some people might have a knack for math, science, or technology. Others may prefer drafting, designing, or working with their hands. But if you enjoy any of these things, you may want to consider pursuing a career in engineering. Engineering is a broad and exciting field that … Read more

BCIT Students show their skills at Skills Canada BC 2018

BCIT participated in the Skills Canada provincial competition 2018 which provides students the opportunity to experience careers in the skilled trades and applied technologies. During the competition aspect of the event, BCIT students from the School of Energy, School of Construction and the Environment, and School of Transportation competed and won over 20 top prizes in 8 … Read more

Summer school for BC shop teachers

TTED-BCIT-School of Energy

In an effort to help youth explore trades, some BC high school shop teachers went to school themselves this summer. From July 18-21 the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) sponsored the “Youth Explore Trades Skills Preparation” course for high school shop teachers through our Technology Teacher Education (TTED) program. This course provided the participants with the essential skills … Read more

Engineering Expo–a huge success!

Visitors, students, and instructors mingle at the 2017 BCIT Engineering Expo.

The first ever BCIT Engineering Expo took place on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the Burnaby Campus. A collaboration between the School of Construction and the Environment and the School of Energy, the event showed off projects from various engineering programs, including Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics and Robotics programs. The projects displayed were innovative … Read more