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Information Technology: Bachelor of 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. The BTech in IT degree can be completed as a general degree or students can specialize in Network Administration and Security or Mobile and Web Application Development.

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.

Year 1

One of:
  BUQU 1130 Business Mathematics 3 credits
  MATH 1140 Calculus I (Business Applications) 3 credits
One of:
  BUQU 1230 Business Statistics 3 credits
  MATH 1115 Statistics 1 3 credits
  MATH 2341 Introduction to Statistics for Business 4 credits
All of:
  INFO 1111 Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software 3 credits
  INFO 1112 Principles of Program Structure and Design I 3 credits
  INFO 1113 Systems Analysis and Design 3 credits
  INFO 1211 Operating Systems Principles And Applications 3 credits
  INFO 1212 Networking Technologies I 3 credits
  INFO 1213 Web Application Development 3 credits
  INFO 1214 Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology 3 credits
  PHIL 1150 Introduction to Formal Logic 3 credits

Year 2

All of:
  BUSI 1110 Fundamentals of Business in Canada 3 credits
  CMNS 1140 Introduction to Professional Communication 3 credits
  ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
  INFO 2311 Networking Technologies II 3 credits
  INFO 2312 Database Management Systems 3 credits
  INFO 2313 Object-Oriented Programming 3 credits
  INFO 2315 Data Structure 3 credits
  INFO 2411 Foundations of Computer Security 3 credits
  INFO 2413 System Development Project 3 credits
  INFO 2416 Server Operating Systems 3 credits

Year 3

All INFO Core Courses:
  INFO 3110 Professional Communications in Information Technology 3 credits
  INFO 3150 Object-Oriented Software Engineering 3 credits
  INFO 3250 Content Management and Information Architecture 3 credits
  INFO 3280 Information Technology Project Management 3 credits
Plus any four INFO electives:*
  INFO 3135 Advanced Web Application Development 3 credits
  INFO 3170 Security of Enterprise Networks 3 credits
  INFO 3180 Wireless Networks 3 credits
  INFO 3225 Web Multimedia 3 credits
  INFO 3235 Software Quality Assurance 3 credits
  INFO 3240 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3 credits
  INFO 3245 Mobile Programming I 3 credits
  INFO 3390 Networking Technologies III 3 credits
Plus one of:
  CBSY 3100 Ethics in Information Technology 3 credits
  PHIL 3033 Business Ethics 3 credits
  PHIL 3109 Foundations in Ethics 3 credits
And one Breadth Elective:
  Chosen from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study other than CBSY, CPSC, or INFO. 3 credits

Year 4

All INFO Core Courses:
  INFO 4190 Integration Project I 3 credits
  INFO 4290 Integration Project II 3 credits
  INFO 4310 Entrepreneurial Development in Information Technology 3 credits
Plus any five INFO electives:*
  INFO 4105 Search Engine Principles  3 credits
  INFO 4110 Cloud Computing 3 credits
  INFO 4115 Website Design 3 credits
  INFO 4120 Digital Forensics 3 credits
  INFO 4125 Web Site Security 3 credits
  INFO 4235 Special Topics in Web and Mobile Application Development 3 credits
  INFO 4260 Network Technologies IV 3 credits
  INFO 4330 Data Warehousing and Data Mining 3 credits
  INFO 4370 Security of Wireless Systems 3 credits
  INFO 4380 Wireless Sensor Networks 3 credits
And two Breadth Electives:
  Chosen from courses numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study other than CBSY, CPSC, or INFO. 3 credits

Note: * Students may select INFO electives in Year 3 and Year 4 to satisfy the requirements for a degree specialization.

Degree Specializations

Network Administration and Security

To complete the Bachelor of Technology with a specialization in Network Administration and Security, students must successfully complete all of:

  INFO 3170 Security of Enterprise Networks 3 credits
  INFO 3180 Wireless Networks 3 credits
  INFO 3240 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 3 credits
  INFO 3390 Networking Technologies III 3 credits
  INFO 4110 Cloud Computing 3 credits
  INFO 4120 Digital Forensics 3 credits
  INFO 4260 Network Technologies IV 3 credits
  INFO 4370 Security of Wireless Systems 3 credits
  INFO 4380 Wireless Sensor Networks 3 credits

Mobile and Web Application Development

To complete the Bachelor of Technology with a specialization in Mobile and Web Application Development, students must successfully complete all of:

  INFO 3135 Advanced Web Application Development 3 credits
  INFO 3225 Web Multimedia 3 credits
  INFO 3235 Software Quality Assurance 3 credits
  INFO 3245 Mobile Programming I 3 credits
  INFO 4105 Search Engine Principles  3 credits
  INFO 4115 Website Design 3 credits
  INFO 4125 Web Site Security 3 credits
  INFO 4235 Special Topics in Web and Mobile Application Development 3 credits
  INFO 4330 Data Warehousing and Data Mining 3 credits

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 but may also be available part-time over an 8 month continuous (parallel) placement. 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 Job Search Techniques 1 credit
  COOP 1150 Co-op Work Semester 1 9 credits
  COOP 2150 Co-op Work Semester 2 9 credits
  COOP 3150 Co-op Work Semester 3 9 credits
Optional:
  COOP 4150 Co-op Work Semester 4 9 credits
 
Note: These COOP courses must be completed sequentially. COOP 1150, 2150, 3150, or 4150 may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters as COOP 1150A/1150B, COOP 2150A/2150B, COOP 3150A/3150B or COOP 4150A/4150B. Co-op 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, students are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology.

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.

At a Glance

School of Business

kpu.ca/business

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake

Format:

  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time
  • Co-op  Co-op

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 120

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

How to Declare:

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2017

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