Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Technology

Have a trade? Turn it into a degree with our Bachelor of Technology program and add management skills to your toolkit. Build the management skills that are required, and desired by employers, to lead projects in a world consistently affected by new technologies. This program is designed to give tradespeople, technologists and technicians the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to move into a leadership or management role.

Courses cover project management, environmental and international economics, emerging technologies and business organization, teamwork and leadership. As a graduate of this program you can even use course credit towards TRU’s Masters of Business Administration.


With the knowledge and skills you gain from the Bachelor of Technology program you will be ready for a career as a:

  • Construction manager
  • Engineering manager
  • Manager within goods, utilities, transportation and construction sectors
  • Product development manager
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Software development manager
  • Technologist
  • Technology researcher
 Calendar Description

The Bachelor of Technology degree program is intended to provide individuals possessing strong technical expertise with the background skills required to help them become effective workplace managers. Graduates will understand how to:

  • Communicate clearly in a culturally diverse workplace
  • Effectively communicate with and lead teams
  • Manage change in the workplace
  • Manage large-scale projects
  • Manage emerging technologies
  • Operate business in a sustainable fashion
  • Support occupational health and safety
  • Effectively function in a global economy
  • Analyze and perform research

Graduates of the Bachelor of Technology program also have the option of using many of their courses as prerequisites towards TRU's Masters of Business Administration.

 Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Completion of a two-year diploma in technology, a recognized trades qualification or an equivalent.

Students with a recognized four-year trades qualification or technology diploma can gain up to 60 credits toward this degree.

Students are expected to have university-level writing skills upon entry into this program. Writing skills will be assessed during the admission process. Those who do not have university-level writing skills should enroll in an introductory first-year English composition course.

Students who plan to complete a credential through TRU-OL must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits for distance or a minimum of 30 TRU credits for on-campus.

Degree Requirements

An additional 63 credits as approved by TRU-OL, including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher are required, as follows:

Core Knowledge/Lower-Level Requirements (18 credits)

6 credits in composition and interpersonal communications (CMNS 1291 or ENGL 1101 or 1071 and one communication studies course approved by a program advisor)
3 credits in statistics (STAT 1201 or equivalent)
3 credits in organizational behaviour (BBUS 2270 or equivalent)
6 credits in micro- and macro- economics (ECON 1900 or 1901 and ECON 1951 or equivalent)

Upper-Level Requirements (45 credits)

12 credits in business organization, teamwork and leadership (four business administration courses; must be approved by a program advisor)
6 credits in economics (two courses that usually have an environmental and international focus; approved by a program advisor)
3 credits in organizational communications
3 credits in occupational health and safety (LEAD 3511 or equivalent)
9 credits in specialized electives (approved by a program advisor)
3 credits in emerging technologies (approved by a program advisor)
3 credits in research methods (RSMT 3501 or equivalent)
6 credits in project management (BBUS 4681 or equivalent; approved by a program advisor)


Students are responsible for consulting with a program advisor to ensure that the courses they select are appropriate for their program of study and educational goals. Students who proceed without approval may find that a course does not meet these requirements and may be subject to transcript assessment fees.


Please see Tuition and Fees for details.


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