BCIT Computing Invites Business to Engage Students in Your Tech Projects

Do you have a project that needs a push to get it started or finished; or an idea you want a prototype for?  Consider BCIT’s Industry Sponsored Student Project (ISSP) Program. Send us your wish list and let our Computing students create a solution that works for you.  Apps, integrated databases, and automated software tools are just the start… Check out this 90-second overview video.

Companies and organizations from all over Metro Vancouver – and beyond – are tapping into the talents of our smart, driven students and so can you!

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Submit your project before December 1st for the upcoming January term.



What does ISSP offer you?
n  A low-risk, low cost approach to your tech project / challenge

n  A practical way to evaluate potential employees

n  A feasible way to groom internal leaders/mentors


Participating Programs – These programs prepare students to be software developers and IT professionals.
Computer Systems Technology Diploma

Computer Information Technology Diploma

Computer Systems – Bachelor of Technology

Project terms September, January, and April
Application deadlines About four weeks prior term start
Scope 400 accumulative hours by all students in the team
Sponsor’s Participation Fee $500 (per project selected, per term.  Free for non-profits.)
Skills Students Have (depending on the programs and option specializations):
Programming languages and platforms

n  Java, C, C++, C#, DHTML


n  Windows, Linux

n  iOS, Android


n  Oracle, Apache, Cisco

n  And more…


Other technical skills:

n  Application software development using programming languages

n  Develop and maintain complex software systems that integrate scalable components

n  Database, systems integration, network administration and security, web technology and cloud computing

n  Ability to independently learn and adopt new tools,  technologies and methods

n  And more…

Suitable Projects – any software and IT projects including (but not limited to):
n  Proof-of-concept apps or prototypes

n  Database

n  Web development and web apps

n  Mobile apps

n  Digital Games

n  Task automation

n  Software or systems testing and deployment

n  Migration of systems to the cloud

n  Network admin and security


For more information on the ISSP, such as expectations for sponsors, intellectual property, and submission form, please visit https://www.bcit.ca/cas/issp/.

If you have a suitable project, please submit your project proposal here.