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Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management

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Length: 4 years Credential: Bachelor Degree Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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This program will be delivered in a blended format (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) for the Winter 2022 semester.
Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
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Overview

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.

Is this the right fit for me?

Students 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.

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 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.

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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 
  • junior contract administrator
  • project document controller 
  • assistant project coordinator 
  • project assistant 
  • assistant site supervisor 
  • junior estimator 
  • assistant facilities manager 

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: $7,238
Year 2: $7,238
Year 3: $7,829
Year 4: $7,238

Year 1 (International): $21,518
Year 2 (International): $22,112
Year 3 (International): $24,624
Year 4 (International): $22,508

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

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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 but are subject to change.

  • Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.
  • Applications for spring 2022 opened on June 14, 2021.
  • Applications for fall 2022 open on Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Winter 2022 Jan. 10, 2022 Aug. 19, 2022
Spring 2022 May 9, 2022 Dec. 16, 2022
Fall 2021 Sept. 6, 2022 April 28, 2023

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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Winter 2022 start: applications open March 31, 2021.
  • Spring 2022 start: applications opened on June 14, 2021. 
  • Fall 2022 start: applications are open Oct. 6, 2021.

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
  1. 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.

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

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

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

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

All courses are 3 credits each. Program credit distribution is as shown below.

Core courses

Elective courses

First year

The following program structure is recommended.

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

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-3010 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  Project 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 semester between years three and four of the program.

Fourth year

Semester seven

Course code Course name Credit
CLAW-3011 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 (Major/Technical 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 (Major/Technical Elective) 3.0
Semester eight total 15.0
Fourth-year total 30.0
Program total 123.0

Courses

Construction core courses (78 total credits required)
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   Project 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 total credits required)
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 (18 total credits required)
Construction elective (choose two)
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 (choose one)
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
Senior
COMM-3300 Intercultural Communications 3.0
PHIL-3010  Ethics 3.0
Law electives (choose one)
Junior
CLAW-1011 Canadian and Environmental Law 3.0
Senior
BLAW-2030  Business Law  3.0
Social science electives (choose one)
Junior
ANTH-2230 Indigenous 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 (choose one)
Junior
BIOL-2220 Organisms and their Relationships 3.0
CPMT-1010 Introduction to Construction Project Management 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.

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

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $5,905 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $7,238
2 $5,905 $792.20 $287.77 $252 $7,238
3 $6,496 $792.20 $287.77 $252 $7,829
4 $5,905 $792.20 $287.77 $252 $7,238

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $20,185 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $21,518
2 $20,779 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $22,112
3 $23,291 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $24,624
4 $21,175 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $22,508

*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: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

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: $252
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 - $1,500 per full-time year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the standard hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
  • 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 2022

Orientation

Your program orientation will take place Jan. 7 on campus. Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.

Learn more about campus orientation.

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 a bring your own device program with a power-user hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.

Preparation courses

To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:

PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities

This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.

PREP 100: The SAIT Experience

Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.

Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace D2L before the first day of classes.

Required textbooks

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.

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 

Phone: 403.284.8367
Email: construction.cpm@sait.ca

Academic Chair

Loanne Benner, Academic Chair
Email: loanne.benner@sait.ca

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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