The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Degree is offered through three distinct programs: Photonics & Laser Technology (PLT), Network Technology (NET) and Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD).

These joint programs are making you a student at both Carleton University and Algonquin College. This section of the handbook is designed to help you sort out how to successfully manage your interactions with the two institutions. We've tried to keep things as simple as possible for you.

In general terms, BIT students have access to all student services on the Carleton University campus and to selected services on the Algonquin College campus.


Students in either BIT program are governed by the policies and regulations of Carleton University; these policies and regulations have been set out in the Carleton University Calendar, a copy of which can be obtained from the Information Centre (Galleria, 4th Floor of the University Centre) or from the Student Academic Success Centre (Tory Building 302), or can be found on-line at