The Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology (BTech in IT) program allows students to earn a bachelor degree that prepares them for employment in the IT industry in Canada or for graduate school. Courses are offered so that students can focus on network administration and security or mobile and web application development based on their interests and career goals.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business
Department's website: kpu.ca/business/bachelor-technology-information-technology
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students intending to graduate with this School of Business degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.
The degree program requires a minimum of 120 credits of required courses and electives. The degree program with Co-operative Education requires an additional 28 credits of Co-op Education credits.
Note: BC Math 11 Foundations with a minimum grade of C+ (or an equivalent course) is a prerequisite for several INFO courses in Year 1. Consult an Academic Advisor to plan your course selections accordingly.
or MATH 1140
or Calculus I (Business Applications)
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Introduction to Statistics for Business|
|INFO 1111||Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software||3|
|INFO 1112||Principles of Program Structure and Design I||3|
|INFO 1113||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|INFO 1211||Operating Systems Principles And Applications||3|
|INFO 1212||Networking Technologies I||3|
|INFO 1213||Web Application Development||3|
|INFO 1214||Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology||3|
|PHIL 1150||Introduction to Formal Logic||3|
|BUSI 1110||Fundamentals of Business in Canada||3|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communication||3|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3|
|INFO 2311||Networking Technologies II||3|
|INFO 2312||Database Management Systems||3|
|INFO 2313||Principles of Program Structure and Design II||3|
|INFO 2315||Data Structure||3|
|INFO 2411||Foundations of Computer Security||3|
|INFO 2413||System Development Project||3|
|INFO 2416||Server Operating Systems||3|
|INFO Core Courses|
|INFO 3110||Professional Communications in Information Technology||3|
|INFO 3150||Object-Oriented Software Engineering||3|
|INFO 3250||Content Management and Information Architecture||3|
|INFO 3280||Information Technology Project Management||3|
|INFO Electives 1|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|Advanced Web Application Development|
|Software Quality Assurance|
|Enterprise Resource Planning Systems|
|Networking Technologies III|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Foundations in Ethics|
|Select one course numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study other than CBSY, CPSC, or INFO.||3|
|INFO Core Courses|
|INFO 4190||Integration Project I||3|
|INFO 4290||Integration Project II||3|
|INFO 4310||Entrepreneurial Development in Information Technology||3|
|INFO Electives 1|
|Select five of the following:||15|
|Search Engine Principles|
|Human Factors and Website Design|
|Website and Cloud Security|
|Special Topics in Web and Mobile Application Development|
|Networking Technologies IV|
|Data Warehousing and Data Mining|
|Security of Wireless Systems|
|Internet of Things and Applications|
|Select two courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study other than CBSY, CPSC, or INFO.||6|
1 Students are advised to choose electives that match their career objectives. The examples of course combinations listed below are useful references.
Network Administration and Security - Students that plan a career in network administration and security are recommended to complete the following elective courses:
|INFO 3171||System Security||3|
|INFO 3180||Wireless Networks||3|
|INFO 3240||Enterprise Resource Planning Systems||3|
|INFO 3390||Networking Technologies III||3|
|INFO 4110||Cloud Computing||3|
|INFO 4120||Digital Forensics||3|
|INFO 4260||Networking Technologies IV||3|
|INFO 4370||Security of Wireless Systems||3|
|INFO 4381||Internet of Things and Applications||3|
Mobile and Web Application Development - Students that plan a career in mobile and and web application development are recommended to complete the following elective courses:
|INFO 3135||Advanced Web Application Development||3|
|INFO 3225||Web Multimedia||3|
|INFO 3235||Software Quality Assurance||3|
|INFO 3245||Mobile Programming||3|
|INFO 4105||Search Engine Principles||3|
|INFO 4115||Human Factors and Website Design||3|
|INFO 4125||Website and Cloud Security||3|
|INFO 4235||Special Topics in Web and Mobile Application Development||3|
|INFO 4330||Data Warehousing and Data Mining||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology.
The Bachelor of Technology – Information Technology degree is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Degree students can complete a minimum of three work terms while completing their degree. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters. Work semesters alternate with academic study.
Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:
Declaration and Entrance Requirements
- Declaration of Co-op specialization in the Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology program.
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Maximum of 75 credits completed
Work Term and Program Continuance Requirements
Procedures for enrolment in Co-operative Education work terms are outlined in the COOP course descriptions. Conditions for continuance in the program are:
- Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 75 credits
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Instructor Permission
Co-op Course Requirements
The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
|COOP 1101||Introduction to Professional and Career Readiness||1|
|COOP 1150||Co-op Work Semester 1||9|
|COOP 2150||Co-op Work Semester 2||9|
|COOP 3150||Co-op Work Semester 3||9|
|Co-op Work Semester 4|
Note: COOP courses must be completed in ascending numerical order. Contact the Co-op office for information about the possibility of part-time work terms. COOP courses may be used only to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy other curricular requirements of the program.
In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
Students enrolled in this program are expected to have their own laptop computers.
Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology, Co-operative Education Option.
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