The Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Degree is offered through four distinct programs: Information Resource Management (IRM), Interactive Multimedia & Design (IMD), Network Technology (NET), and Optical Systems & Sensors (OSS). Enrollment in any of the joint programs means being a student at both Carleton University and Algonquin College.

The handbook is designed to help successfully manage your interactions with the two institutions. We've tried to keep things as simple as possible for you.


In general terms, students under any of the BIT Degree Programs have access to all student services on the Carleton University campus and to selected services on the Algonquin College campus; these include (but are not limited to) the following:


Students in any 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 found on-line at


Carleton Parking Permits are accepted on Algonquin's campus, only in Lot 12. Students are required to come to the Algonquin College Parking office in Room E120 to register their information. Bring a copy of your Carleton Parking Permit receipt and a piece of government issued ID to be able to use Lot 12 without charge