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Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management

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Overview

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

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 global construction, engineering and oil and gas industries.

The program provides an in-depth education in key sectors of construction: residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure. Graduates will possess managerial, scientific, technical and applied knowledge in the construction field and be prepared to advance into project management and leadership roles.

Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, written and oral communication skills. Additionally, they’ll have an opportunity to engage in scholarly activities that prepare them for graduate study.

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

Consisting of eight, 15-week semesters, a 600-hour internship will also be completed at the end of year three.

Is this the right fit for me?

Students who have received higher grades during previous schooling 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.

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

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management program has received 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 Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management 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.

This program has also been granted the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global accreditation for five years. The PMI Global Accreditation Center (PMI- GAC) is the world's leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs, accrediting programs at the bachelor's, postgraduate and doctorate levels offered within accredited institutions of higher education worldwide. The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management degree program is the first in Canada to be accredited by PMI-GAC.

Credentials

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management degree.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in construction project management, facilities management and infrastructure development both locally and globally. Potential positions include: 

  • 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  

Graduates can also pursue a variety of self-employment or entrepreneurial opportunities such as consulting, general contracting, small businesses or other entrepreneurial ventures or progress to graduate-level credentials in the construction project management domain. 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $6,645
Year 2: $6,645
Year 3: $7,187
Year 4: $6,645

Year 1 (International): $21,102
Year 2 (International): $21,102 
Year 3 (International):  $23,080
Year 4 (International): $21,102

Year 1: TBA 
Year 2: TBA
Year 3: TBA
Year 4: TBA

Year 1 (International): $20,185 (+fees TBD) 
Year 2 (International): $21,598 (+fees TBD) 
Year 3 (International): $25,420 (+fees TBD) 
Year 4 (International): $24,728 (+fees TBD) 

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

Full costs
Tuition and financial aid

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 for winter 2021 open March 30, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.
Term Program start
Winter 2021 Jan. 11, 2021
Fall 2021 Sept. 7, 2021

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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Winter 2021 start: applications open March 30, 2020, and are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2021 start: applications are open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following (or equivalent), as well as the English proficiency requirement.*

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

  • Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, AND,
  • English Language Arts 30-1, AND,
  • Two courses from Group A, AND,
  • One course from Group A or B.
Group A (academics) Group B (other) (five 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
Another five-credit Grade 12 subjects or a combination of two three-credit grade 12 subjects
Five credits of advanced career and technology courses

2. A two-year diploma or a bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA (67% or C+) and completion of English 30-1 and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or equivalents**.

*All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

** Admission is determined based on an applicant's complete academic history, including both high school and post-secondary courses. Post-secondary level courses of similar learning outcomes may be considered for use in meeting admission requirements.

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.

Communication during selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. 

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 seven 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

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. All courses are three credits each. The program credit distribution is as shown below.

Core courses

  • Construction core courses — 78 credits (26 courses: seven junior and 19 senior courses)
  • Complementary core courses — 27 credits (nine courses: six junior and three senior courses)

Elective courses

  • Construction core elective courses — six credits (two senior courses)
  • Complementary elective courses -  12 credits (four courses: one science elective, one humanities elective, one social sciences elective and one law elective).

First year

Semester one

Course code Course name Credit
COMM-1070 Communication and Presentation Skills 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 (Humanities) 3.0
Semester one total 15.0

Semester two

Course code Course name Credit
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 two total 15.0
First-year total 30.0

Second year

Semester three

Course code Course name Credit
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 three total 15.0

Semester four

Course code Course name Credit
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 (Social Science) 3.0
Semester four total 15.0
Second-year total 30.0

Third year

Semester five

Course code Course name Credit
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 (Science and Law) 6.0
Semester five total 15.0

Semester six

Course code Course name Credit
CPMT-3130 Cost Planning and Control 3.0
CPMT-3030  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 six total 15.0
Third-year total 30.0

Internship

Course code Course name Credit
ITRN-4000 Internship 3.0

Note: completed in the spring/summer semester between years three and four of the program.

Fourth year

Semester seven

Course code Course name Credit
CLAW Construction Law 3.0
CPMT-4110 Project Organization and Supervision 3.0
ENVS-3020 Sustainable Construction 3.0
STAT-4010 Research Methodologies 3.0
Plus one Core Elective 3.0
Semester seven total 15.0

Semester eight

Course code Course name Credit
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 eight 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  Structures 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  Mechanical & Electrical Systems 3.0
CIVL-3010  Structures II 3.0
CODE-3011  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   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-1070 Communication and Presentation Skills
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 Construction Productivity 3.0
CIVL-4010 Real Estate Principles and Construction Finance 3.0
CIVL-4110 Value Engineering 3.0
CPMT-3040 Human Resource Management 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-1011 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 3.0
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
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
CIVL-222* Concrete Technology 3.0
ARCH-351** Science and Systems IV 3.0
*SAIT CVT graduates who enter into BSc. CPM may use CIVL-222 as a junior science elective.
**SAIT AT graduates who enter into BSc. CPM may use ARCH-351 as a junior science elective.

*Note: for additional acceptable options, please speak to the academic advisor.

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

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.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Cambrian College
  • Lethbridge College
  • University of Victoria

To learn more, visit transfer options.

Costs

2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $5,423 $682 $288 $252 $6,645
2 $5,423 $682 $288 $252 $6,645
3 $5,965 $682 $288 $252 $7,187
4 $5,423 $682 $288 $252 $6,645

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $19,789 $682 $288 $344 $21,102
2 $19,789 $682 $288 $344 $21,102
3 $21,767 $682 $288 $344 $23,080
4 $19,789 $682 $288 $344 $21,102

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 domestic tuition and fees. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 TBA $- $- $- TBA
2 TBA $- $- $- TBA
3 TBA $- $- $- TBA
4 TBA $- $- $- TBA

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 fees and program total.  

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $20,185 $- $- $- TBA
2 $21,598 $- $- $- TBA
3 $25,420 $- $- $- TBA
4 $24,728 $- $- $- TBA

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Costs and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

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

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Winter 2021

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Jan. 8, 2021.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is an e-learning program, which means you will be provided with a laptop with all the necessary software required. Find instructions on how to pick-up your e-learning laptop

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

Wait to purchase your equipment, we'll discuss industry-approved PPE in class.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The  Winter 2021 booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

403.284.8367
construction.cpm@sait.ca

Academic chair

Verda Kocabas, Academic Chair
verda.kocabas@sait.ca

Next steps for students that began in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Orientation

Orientation for new students will take place online on Sept. 4, 2020.

To find the time and platform, visit our orientation page.

Delivery 

All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is an e-learning program, which means you will be provided with a laptop with all the necessary software required. Find instructions on how to pick-up your e-learning laptop

Required equipment/tools

  • Wi-Fi Connection at home for online connection

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

Wait to purchase your equipment, we'll discuss industry-approved PPE in class.

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The  booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

School of Construction
403.284.8367
construction.cpm@sait.ca

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