Bachelor of Information Technology

The Bachelor of Information Technology Degree is offered through through one of three different programs: Interactive Multimedia & Design, Photonics & Laser Technology, or Network Technology. Each program is designed based on a combination of both a theoretical and practical education provided as part of a partnership between Carleton University and Algonquin College.


Each program can be successfully completed within four years (or five with the co-op option); on successful completion of either program once you graduate with both a University Bachelor's Degree and an Advanced College Diploma. In addition, the BIT Degree is one of only a few in Canada offering this combination

The BIT degree curriculum consists of a unique combination of design, engineering, science, mathematics, and social science courses.

Note: the program has been designed with full-time studies in mind; therefore, to ensure a closer student/teacher relationship, enrolment in either program is limited.

Laboratory Facilities

State of the art facilities and equipment at both institutions will be at your disposal; specifically designed, built and maintained for the program to not only provide for the core needs of the program, but to enrich your educational efforts and give you access to the latest technology available.

Tuned into Industry

The School regularly consults with an advisory board, made up of key representatives from related industries, in order to track current, emerging, and future trends in the market place.

Moreover, all lecturers have a firm background in the industry and are actively pursuing research on the leading edge. This combination of industry advice and leading academic excellence not only helps you prepare for your future career, but also provides a direct link to the industry in which you will be working.

CO-OP Education

In order for you to gain valuable experience in the field during your education, the program offers a flexible co-op option that allows you between 12 and 20 months of on-site practical experience in settings such as government agencies, technology companies, game development, animation and other private sector industries.

The Capital Advantage

There is no better place to be than in Ottawa, one of Canada's major high-tech hubs with more than 1,500 companies in the nation's capital, including a wide range of information technology and e-commerce businesses, governmental departments, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions from which to choose.