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Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management

Closed for Fall 2017

Length: 4 Years
Credential: Bachelor Degree
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Lead construction projects as a site superintendent or project manager, coordinator or planner through courses that teach all aspects of project management, including technical construction and management skills.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,894
Year 2: $5,894
Year 3: $6,387
Year 4: $5,894
Year 1 (International): $18,738
Year 2 (International): $18,738
Year 3 (International): $20,516
Year 4 (International): $18,738

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.  

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

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The Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management provides graduates with structured management and leadership techniques, further providing the basis for broader management decisions as well as on-site leadership in construction operations. The program prepares you for leadership roles in the construction industry. It consists of a combination of core courses, specialty courses and general education courses.

Program Details

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management four-year degree program combines practical skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training. Taught by industry professionals, graduates are prepared for leadership roles in the booming global construction, engineering, and oil and gas industries. It focuses on the study of how the principles of scientific management are applied to construction projects.

This unique program is the first of its kind offered in Canada and was built by industry, for industry. A need for trained management professionals was identified and SAIT developed this program to build the skills of future leaders in this industry.

Note: This program utilizes an e-Learning instructional delivery method. Students will be provided with a laptop with necessary software used in the classroom.

This degree program is four years in length, consisting of eight 15-week semesters and a 600 hour internship which will be completed at the end of year 3.

This program accepts students into first semester in September.

Scope Statement

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management will provide a graduate with an in-depth education in the key sectors of construction: residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure. They will possess managerial, scientific, technical and applied knowledge in the construction field. Graduates will assume a variety of roles with the opportunity to advance into project management and leadership roles. Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, written and oral communication skills. Furthermore, they will have an opportunity  to engage in scholarly activities that prepare them for graduate study.

Your Career

Graduates participate in construction project management, facilities management, and infrastructure development both locally and globally.

Graduates also pursue graduate-level credentials in the construction project management domain.

Numerous career paths exist for graduates of the BSc CPM. Some examples of typical entry level opportunities for graduates include the following:

  • Assistant Construction Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Site Supervisor
  • Construction Inspector
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Document Controller
  • Assistant Project Coordinator
  • Project Assistant
  • Assistant Site Supervisor
  • Junior Estimator
  • Junior Contract Administrator
  • Assistant Facilities Manager

There are also opportunities for graduates of BSc CPM to pursue a variety of self-employment or entrepreneurial opportunities such as consulting, general contracting, small businesses, or other entrepreneurial ventures.

Student Success

Students entering with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT's programs. There is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested in studies to the success achieved.

Note: Course difficulty levels are higher for a degree program than they are for a diploma program.

Credential

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management baccalaureate degree.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management program has received full accreditation from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS), a self-regulatory, professional body that sets the highest standard for construction economics in Canada. It is the first program in Alberta to be accredited by CIQS.

The School of Construction is also seeking accreditation for the BSc CPM Program from three related accreditation bodies:

  • The Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMIGAC). This is the only specialized international accrediting body that assures the quality of Project Management degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The Gold Seal program by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is a national certification program that recognizes construction management excellence, based on education, experience, and examination.
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) an international body that enables members who wish to enter a management career in construction.

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Fall 2017 start: applications are accepted until Aug. 31, 2017.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

Admission Requirements

An overall minimum average of 70% in the following courses or equivalents:

  • Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30,
  • English Language Arts 30-1,
  • Two courses from Group A,
  • One course from Group A or B.
Group A (Academics)Group B (other) (5 credits)
Mathematics 31 Art 30 or 31
Biology 30 Drama 30
Chemistry 30 Music 30 (choral, instrumental, general)
Physics 30 Physical Education 30
Science 30 Religion 35
Social Studies 30-1
Social Studies 30-2
One language 30
Other five-credit grade 12 subjects or a combination of two three-credit grade 12 subjects
Five credits of advanced career and technology courses

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Program Completion

  • Students starting in a degree program after July 1, 2015, have 10 years to complete the credential requirements.
  • Students who started the program prior to July 1, 2015, are under the previous policy and will have 7 years to complete the credential requirements.
  • The time limitation begins on the date the student started the first course in the credential. 
  • For more information, refer to AC 3.1.1 - Grading and Progression Procedure.

Courses

Program Outline

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

If you enrolled prior to 2017, or if you are an advanced standing student, view your program outline with the appropriate courses.

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management requires 123 credits (41 courses) for completion, including 72 credits at the senior level.

First Year

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
COMM-1030 Business Communications 3.0
CPMT-1010 Introduction to Construction Project Management 3.0
MATH-1011 Technical Mathematics I 3.0
PHYS-1011 Introductory Physics 3.0
Plus one Elective 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ARCH-1020 Construction Presentation Graphics 3.0
CIVL-1110 Materials and Methods of Construction 3.0
MATH-1111 Technical Mathematics II 3.0
PHYS-1110 Physics II 3.0
SMTL-1010 Statics and Strength of Materials 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CIVL-2010 Structures I 3.0
CPMT-2010 Project Planning and Scheduling 3.0
ESTM-2010 Project Cost Estimation 3.0
STAT-3110 Statistics for Science and Engineering 3.0
SURV-1010 Construction Surveying 3.0
Semester 3 Total 15.0

Semester 4

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CODE-3011 Codes and Standards 3.0
CIVL-3110 Structures II 3.0
CIVL-2130 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 3.0
CIVL-2120 Soil Mechanics and Foundations 3.0
Plus one Elective 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0

Third Year

Semester 5

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CPMT-3020 Project Delivery Systems and Contracts 3.0
CPMT-3110 Heavy Construction Equipment and Methods 3.0
MGMT-3010 Business Skills and Processes 3.0
Plus two Electives 6.0
Semester 5 Total 15.0

Semester 6

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CPMT-3130 Cost Planning and Control 3.0
CPMT-3030 (2019) Procurement Management 3.0
CPMT-3060 Project Risk and Conflict Management 3.0
CPMT-4060 Scope and Design Management 3.0
CMPT-4130 Construction Safety Management 3.0
Semester 6 Total 15.0
Third Year Total 30.0

Internship

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ITRN-4000 Internship 3.0

Note: Done in the Spring/Summer semester between year 3 and 4 of the program.

Fourth Year

Semester 7

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ENVS-3020 Sustainable Construction 3.0
CPMT-4110 Project Organization and Supervision 3.0
CLAW-3011 Construction Law 3.0
STAT-4010 Research Methodologies 3.0
Plus one Core Elective 3.0
Semester 7 Total 15.0

Semester 8

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CPMT-4990 Capstone Project 3.0
CPMT-4320 E-Project Management 3.0
CPMT-4070 International Construction Project Management 3.0
CPMT-3010 Quality Management 3.0
Plus one Core Elective 3.0
Semester 8 Total 15.0
Fourth Year Total 30.0
Program Total 123.0

Core Courses

 
Junior
ARCH-1020 Construction Presentation Graphics 3.0
CIVL-1110  Materials and Methods of Construction 3.0
CIVL-2010  Structure I 3.0
CPMT-1010 Introduction to Construction Project Management 3.0
ESTM-2010  Project Cost Estimation 3.0
SMTL-1010  Statics and Strength of Materials 3.0
SURV-1010  Construction Surveying 3.0
Senior
CIVL-2120 Soil Mechanics & Foundations 3.0
CIVL-2130 (2018) Mechanical & Electrical Systems 3.0
CIVL-3010  Structure II 3.0
CODE-3011 (2018) Codes and Standards 3.0
CPMT-2010 Project Planning and Scheduling 3.0
CPMT-3010 Quality Management 3.0
CPMT-3020 Project Delivery Systems and Contracts 3.0
CPMT-3030 (2019) Procurement Management 3.0
CPMT-3060  Project Risk and Conflict Management 3.0
CPMT-3110  Heavy Construction Equipment and Methods 3.0
CPMT-3130 Cost Planning & Control 3.0
CPMT-4060  Scope and Design Management 3.0
CPMT-4070 International Construction Project Management 3.0
CPMT-4110 Project Organization and Supervision 3.0
CPMT-4130 Construction Safety Management 3.0
CPMT-4320 E-Project Management 3.0
CPMT-4990 Capstone Project 3.0
ENVS-3020  Sustainable Construction 3.0
ITRN-4000 Internship 3.0

Complementary Core Courses

27 credits

Junior
COMM-1030 Business Communications
MATH-1011 Technical Mathematics I 3.0
MATH-1111 Technical Mathematics II 3.0
MGMT-3010 Business Skills and Processes 3.0
PHYS-1011  Introductory Physics 3.0
STAT-3110 Statistics for Science and Engineering
Senior
CLAW-3011 Construction Law 3.0
PHYS-1110 Physics II 3.0
STAT-4010 Research Methodologies 3.0

Electives

Core Electives
Students choose two (2) of the following electives
Senior
CIVL-3110 Construcion Productivity 3.0
CIVL-4010 Real Estate Principles and Construction Finance 3.0
CIVL-4110 Value Engineering 3.0
CPMT-3040 Human Resouce Managament 3.0
CPMT-4010 Facilities Management 3.0
Humanities Electives
Students choose one (1) of the following electives
Junior
PHIL-1011 Critical Thinking 3.0
ENGL-1010 Critical Reading and Writing  3.0
PHIL-1030 Ethics in Technology 3.0
ARCH-1010 History of Architecture 3.0
HUMN-2010 Introduction to Humanities 3.0
PHIL-1040 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
PHIL-1020 Symbolic Logic 3.0
Senior
COMM-3300 Intercultural Communications 3.0
PHIL-3010  Ethics 3.0
Law Electives
Students choose one (1) of the following electives
Junior
CLAW-1010 Canadian and Environmental Law 3.0
Senior
BLAW-2030  Business Law  3.0
Social Science Electives
Students choose one (1) of the following electives
Junior
ANTH-2230 Aboriginal Studies
PSYC-1010 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SOCI-2010 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
ECON-1110 Macroeconomics 3.0
ECON-1010 Microeconomics 3.0
Senior
SOCI-3060 Technology and Society 3.0
SOCI-3340 Society and the Workplace 3.0
SOCI-3380 Conformity and Deviance in the Workplace 3.0
Science Electives
Students choose one (1) of the following electives
Junior
BIOL-2220 Organisms and their Relationships 3.0
CMPP-1010 Introduction to Programming 3.0
ENVS 2010  Environmental Science for Sustainability 3.0
SCIE-2230 Science of Health and Wellness 3.0
SCIE-2240 Science Past Present Future 3.0
ECON-1110 Macroeconomics 3.0
CIVL-222* Concrete Technology 3.0
*SAIT CVT graduates who enter into BSc. CPM may use CIVL 222 as a junior science elective.

*Note - For additional acceptable options, please speak to the academic advisor.

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $4,931 $440 $523 $5,894
2 $4,931 $440 $523 $5,894
3 $5,424 $440 $523 $6,387
4 $4,931 $440 $523 $5,894

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $17,775 $440 $523 $18,738
2 $17,775 $440 $523 $18,738
3 $19,553 $440 $523 $20,516
4 $17,775 $440 $523 $18,738

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Costs and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
  • A $400 security deposit to use a SAIT issued laptop.


Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact Information

School of Construction
403.284.8367
construction.cpm@sait.ca

Inspiring Stories

Hands-on learning combined with good instruction has Jessy saying he is more than prepared to join the workforce.

The program deals with much bigger construction materials, but, for Chris, it provided him with the building blocks he needed as someone with minimal management experience to construct a career moving forward.

Jessy Timmons
BSc Construction Project Management | 2016

“With our background, we will be competitive in the industry.”

Chris Boehme
BSc Construction Project Management | 2017

"It helped me advance my career," he says. "It provided me with the tools and resources and, most importantly, the connections."