British Columbia Institute of Technology

Computer Systems Technology - Data Communications and Internetworking

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Computing and Academic Studies
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Description:BCIT's Computer Systems Technology (CST) two-year diploma program combines computer systems theory with hands-on practical experience in software development. You'll learn software engineering and programming from industry professionals, and gain experience working on real projects, from concept to deployment. In second year, specialty options add depth and further hone your skills. The CST diploma is a widely-recognized credential that is highly regarded by employers. Graduates emerge with the well-rounded skills essential for a career analyzing, designing, and developing software solutions.

The Data Communications and Internetworking option specializes in network architecture design, software development, and network security skills. Courses in the option place a heavy emphasis on practical software development skills such as design, coding, debugging, and testing. Topics covered include protocol design and implementation; low-level systems programming on the Linux, Android, and Windows platforms; network application software development using the TCP/IP protocol suite; wireless protocol design; and the design and implementation of device-level communications applications. Devices used include Embedded Linux boards, Android devices, Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID), Wireless modems, and GPS devices. Practical work is focused around the analysis, application design, and implementation of the TCP/IP protocol suite. The environment is very team-oriented and "real world".
URL:Computer Systems Technology - Data Communications and Internetworking at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics 

Applicants 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; and one of the following: Principles of Mathematics 12 (67%) or Applications of Mathematics 12 (73%) or Pre-Calculus 12 (67%). Note: Foundations of Mathematics 12 is not acceptable.

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

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 18, 2019