UFV’S BACHELORS DEGREE
Systems and networking concentration
*Options available upon transfer to Canada.
For above average wages and worldwide job opportunities in a high demand sector, look no further than a career in information technology (IT).
A UFV Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) can help you gain the analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills required to become a part of the global IT workforce or an IT entrepreneur.
Maximize your chance of success in Canada by beginning your education at Fraser Valley India. Before your first year, adjust to Canadian university expectations, strengthen your communications skills, and learn critical time management strategies through the Academic Foundation Program. You even prepare to ace math-based courses by attending pre-semester math training.
Put theory into practice and build the technical and leadership skills required to jumpstart your career through UFV’s applied course pedagogy. In your first two years, you get introduced to topics such as network and database administration, web design, information systems management, network security, and programming. You also gain the business and communications skills that are essential for success in the workplace.
Then, choose to seamlessly transfer to UFV’s Abbotsford campus in British Columbia, Canada after your first, second, or third year. You transfer as a cohort, meaning you have a pre-built support network before you land.
In your last two years, you can take an optional concentration in systems and networking, software development, or security. Courses focus on building up your technical knowledge, while also equipping you with key skills in project management, statistics, and administration. If you aim for a career in big data or machine learning, you may add a Mathematics minor to your UFV degree*.
Apply for a three-year Canadian work permit after you graduate. Canada needs talented analytical thinkers who can spot trends, identify risks, and tackle complex challenges. As a UFV Computer Information Systems graduate, you are prepared to make your mark on the IT industry.
Study abroad in one of 20+ countries and earn UFV credits at a partner university — partners that include top global business schools. Students who take advantage of the Study Abroad program gain a global network of connections, build cultural knowledge, and are better equipped for the global marketplace.
Build credibility and on-the-job skills by opting for the Co-operative Education option once you reach Canada. Combine study semesters with four- eight, or twelve-month paid work terms, offered in regional, national, and global firms. Gain work experience, develop contacts, and find the type of IT job that’s your best fit. When you graduate, you are ready to succeed in the IT marketplace or pursue a master’s degree in an IT-related discipline.
*Mathematics minor and Systems and Networking concentration are only available at UFV in Canada.
The British Columbia 2025 Labour Market Outlook identifies several IT professions as high opportunity occupations with excellent projected employment rate. Included on the list are: computer and information systems managers; information systems analysts and consultants; computer programmers and interactive media developers; web designers and developers; computer network technicians; and computer engineers.
Making an IT career even more attractive is the fact that average weekly earnings for technology employees are 75% higher than for non-tech workers in British Columbia, according to the BC Stats Report.
As a BCIS grad, your skills can help you qualify for a computer-related job in almost any industry. You may find yourself working as a computer systems analyst, network systems administrator, applications developer, business systems analyst, information security analyst, database administrator, software system developer, programmer, and more. With experience, you can rise to become a project lead, manager, or IT consultant.
Register early and take advantage of complementary training to gain a distinct advantage in the classroom and beyond. Learn about the five-week UFV Early Entry program.