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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

Program 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.

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, including 45 upper-level credits, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Core knowledge/lower-level requirements (18 credits)
  • Six credits in composition and interpersonal communications (CMNS 1291 or ENGL 1101 or 1071 and one communication studies course approved by a program advisor)
  • Three credits in statistics (STAT 1201 or equivalent)
  • Three credits in organizational behaviour (BBUS 2270 or equivalent)
  • Six credits in micro- and macro- economics (ECON 1900 or 1901 and ECON 1951 or equivalent)
Upper-level requirements (45 credits)
  • Twelve credits in business organization, teamwork and leadership (business administration)
  • Six credits in economics (environmental and international focus)
  • Three credits in organizational communications
  • Three credits in occupational health and safety (LEAD 3511 or equivalent)
  • Nine credits in specialized electives
  • Three credits in emerging technologies
  • Three credits in research methods (RSMT 3501 or equivalent)
  • Six credits in project management (BBUS 4681 or equivalent)
Student responsibility

Before registering in any course, consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select are appropriate program of study and educational goals. Otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet program requirements and cannot be used toward the program's credential.

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