Construction Management (for Internationally Educated Professionals) Program (Postgraduate) (T403)

Construction Management
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
Casa Loma Campus
1 year (3 semesters)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
This postgraduate Construction Management program is designed to meet two urgent needs in the greater Toronto area: the need for new construction managers and the need for people with out-of-Canada qualifications such as architects and engineers to use their skills and qualify for these well-paid, rewarding jobs.

Full Program Descriptions


This postgraduate Construction Management program is designed to meet two urgent needs in the Greater Toronto Area:

  • The need for new construction managers
  • The need for people with out-of-Canada qualifications, such as architects and engineers, to use their skills and qualify for these well-paid, rewarding jobs

Our program meets these needs with a unique combination of:

  • Courses offered on Thursday evenings, and all day Fridays and Saturdays, allowing most students to continue working during the program
  • Communications upgrading
  • Industry-approved courses that prepare students for management positions in the Canadian construction industry
  • Canadian construction industry orientation and experiences

This three-semester graduate certificate program provides applied education for management positions in all construction settings. Candidates will receive graduate-level training that builds on their internationally acquired education and experience to enable them to successfully enter the Ontario construction workforce.


Your Field Study Options 

This three-semester graduate certificate program includes Applied Construction Management Practices to help students make a quick transition into a job.

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit

Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable Curriculum Planner Winter 2016 PDF icon


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1172 Communication for Construction Managers
BLDG1174 Quantity Surveying
BLDG1175 Construction Industry Practices
BLDG1176 Materials, Science and Methodology
HSAF1182 Managing Health and Safety
STS1170 Career Portfolio
BLDG 1071 Work Preparation


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1173 Construction Contract Law
BLDG1180 Ontario Building Code
BLDG1184 Construction Project Management
BLDG1186 Construction Estimating
BLDG1187 Pre-Construction Management Practices
BLDG1189 Work Practicum Preparation


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1191 Applied Construction Management Practices

For detailed course outlines click here.

For a list of General Education Electives click here.

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

There is a huge need in the rapidly growing and increasingly specialized construction industry for construction project managers. Today’s complex building industry requires professional managers who can function successfully in multidisciplinary teams consisting of project managers, architects, engineers, regulators, environmental consultants, urban planners, contractors and trade contractors.

Managers also require a comprehensive understanding of quality management systems and sustainable building practices, and a deep and broad technical background in the construction industry.

Some examples of positions include project co-ordinators, estimators, field engineers, inspectors and construction co-ordinators.

Tuition and Fees


$12,093.00 †

Additional Cost 

† Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the three semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

  • International Bachelor's Degree* or Three-year College Diploma* in Civil Engineering, Construction or Architecture
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience - a resume is required
  • Applicants must attend an interview

*Please note that International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation.  This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at or WES (World Education Services) at

English Language Proficiency:

  • English language proficiency required:
    • George Brown College ESL Level 8; TOEFL 550 (Paper), 213 Computer, 80 Internet; IELTS 6.0; MELAB 80; CAEL overall 60; CLB 8

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.


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Student Success

Success Stories  

“Wherever I go, if I say I’m from George Brown, there will be several people in the room who say ‘oh yes, me too, let’s talk about it’.  It’s a great conversation starter.”

Alena Tokareva
Graduate, 2013
Construction Management (for Internationally Educated Professionals) postgraduate program

“The students from this program are fantastic. They are knowledgeable and come with a desire to work hard and do well. They can fill a short-term position for their work term, and their potential as long-term employees is very high.”

Soha Bastani (Deltera Inc., member of the Tridel Group)

“This program helped me in many ways. I will remember the diverse atmosphere, friendly environment and support I received during my studies at George Brown.”

Prakash Singh (graduate, Construction Management)

“I have a full-time position as a project co-ordinator at Bondfield Construction, where I completed my placement. The three-month placement was an excellent complement to my studies at George Brown.”

Andres Izquierdo (graduate, Construction Management)

Contact Us

Contact Us  

Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4398


Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., room E228.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.