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Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby Campus British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby Campus, Canada

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CAD 20784

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 154

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9 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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86

TOEFL

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60%

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Program Overview

A career in GIS can take you where you want to go. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to manage and utilize geographic data, and is widely recognized as an essential tool in such diverse fields as forest management, urban planning, engineering, municipal management, business, and environmental studies.

The potential uses of GIS technology are almost too numerous to list, and are found everywhere – from local government to the United Nations, from volunteer organizations to global corporations, in the public and private sectors.

The Advanced Diploma program in Geographic Information Systems is designed for university or college graduates with a background in a related discipline or technology.

The curriculum combines theory and practice and covers GIS principles, training in GIS software, technical issues, remote sensing, digital mapping and management issues. Students must also successfully complete a supervised work experience before graduation. This may be either an industry project or an industry practicum.

Whether you are a recent university or college graduate getting started in a career, or an experienced professional seeking new employment opportunities or career advancement, we invite you to study our web pages to learn more about the GIS program at BCIT. With over 20 years of experience in delivering advanced GIS technology programs and courses, the GIS program has established an excellent reputation for producing highly skilled and sought-after graduates.

The GIS Department has compiled a list of frequently asked questions [PDF] to help you decide which BCIT GIS option is best for you.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Closed

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 86 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 60.0 credits of courses from one or more recognized post-secondary institutions including:
    • 3.0 credits in BCIT Communications courses or equivalent and
    • 18.0 credits at the second-year or higher level
  • Course(s) required:
    • English Studies 12 (67%) or 
    • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
    • Mandatory International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

6.5 IELTS Score
86 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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20784

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CAD 154

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12000 Per year

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