Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology

Description

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

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

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.

Curricular Requirements

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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credits
BUQU 1130
Business Mathematics
or Calculus I (Business Applications)
3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Business Statistics  
Statistics I  
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
 Credits30-31
Year 2
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
 Credits30
Year 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  
System Security  
Wireless Networks  
Web Multimedia  
Software Quality Assurance  
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems  
Mobile Programming  
Networking Technologies III  
Select one of the following: 3
CBSY 3100
 
Business Ethics  
Foundations in Ethics  
Breadth Electives  
Select one course numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study other than CBSY, CPSC, or INFO. 3
 Credits30
Year 4
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  
Cloud Computing  
Human Factors and Website Design  
Digital Forensics  
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  
Breadth Electives  
Select two courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study other than CBSY, CPSC, or INFO. 6
 Credits30
 Total Credits120-121

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 3171System Security3
INFO 3180Wireless Networks3
INFO 3240Enterprise Resource Planning Systems3
INFO 3390Networking Technologies III3
INFO 4110Cloud Computing3
INFO 4120Digital Forensics3
INFO 4260Networking Technologies IV3
INFO 4370Security of Wireless Systems3
INFO 4381Internet of Things and Applications3

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 3135Advanced Web Application Development3
INFO 3225Web Multimedia3
INFO 3235Software Quality Assurance3
INFO 3245Mobile Programming3
INFO 4105Search Engine Principles3
INFO 4115Human Factors and Website Design3
INFO 4125Website and Cloud Security3
INFO 4235Special Topics in Web and Mobile Application Development3
INFO 4330Data Warehousing and Data Mining3

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology.

Co-operative Education

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 1101Introduction to Professional and Career Readiness1
COOP 1150Co-op Work Semester 19
COOP 2150Co-op Work Semester 29
COOP 3150Co-op Work Semester 39
Optional:
Co-op Work Semester 4
Total Credits28

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.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.

Other Information

Students enrolled in this program are expected to have their own laptop computers.

Credential Awarded

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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