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


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Program Overview

This Construction Management graduate certificate program is designed to meet the needs of internationally trained construction managers and construction professionals, enabling them to apply their prior knowledge and skills and qualify for in-demand, rewarding jobs in the Canadian construction industry.

Full Description

This Construction Management graduate certificate program is designed to meet the needs of internationally trained construction managers and construction professionals, enabling them to apply their prior knowledge and skills and qualify for in-demand, rewarding jobs in the Canadian construction industry.

Our program meets the construction industry's needs with a unique combination of:

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

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

Your Field Education Options

This three-semester graduate certificate program includes a work term semester to help students make the transition into the job market.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and use strategies to promote continuous professional learning in the construction industry.
  2. Monitor and support workplace health and safety practices and procedures which are compliant with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Assess construction project operations for compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in construction methodology.
  4. Analyze and monitor construction processes to ensure that sustainability practices are implemented in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Establish and manage relationships among diverse project stakeholders to achieve construction project goals.
  6. Manage the production, storage, retrieval and communication of project-related digital documents according to best practices, to meet construction project deadlines and goals.
  7. Perform a feasibility study to inform decisions in the planning phase of a construction project.
  8. Schedule, manage and evaluate the progression of construction projects by applying the principles, practices and tools of construction project management to complete projects on time and within budget.
  9. Prepare estimates and manage procurement processes to control costs in accordance with best practices in construction project management.
  10. Develop and oversee quality assurance and control processes involved in the completion of construction projects to meet project specifications and industry quality standards.
  11. Analyze and manage project risks to mitigate their impact throughout the construction project lifecycle.
  12. Formulate human resource management strategies to optimize personnel requirements for construction project completion.
  13. Build and lead multidisciplinary teams throughout the construction project lifecycle to accomplish construction project goals.


Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1172 Communication for Construction Managers
BLDG1174 Construction Plans and Estimating 1
BLDG1175 Construction Industry Practices
BLDG1177 Construction Surveying
BLDG1187 Pre-Construction Management Practices
BLDG1196 Construction Methods and Materials
STS1170 Career Portfolio


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1173 Construction Contract Law
BLDG1180 Ontario Building Code
BLDG1184 Construction Project Management
BLDG1186 Construction Estimating 2
BLDG1189 Work Term Preparation
HSAF1182 Construction Health and Safety


semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1191 Work Term

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

There is a demand 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 Coordinator
  • Estimator
  • Site Superintendent
  • Inspector
  • Construction Coordinator

Tuition and Fees


$8,924.00* ‡

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of program starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

‡September semester fees are paid separately.

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

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website 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 fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

  • International Bachelor's Degree* or Three-year Diploma* in Civil Engineering, Construction or Architecture
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience – a resume and an employer's reference are required
  • Qualified applicants must complete an interview (an online, video interview)

*Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting 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

George Brown College ESL Level 9; TOEFL 550 (Paper), 213 Computer, 80 Internet-20 each skill band; IELTS 6.0 - 5.5 each skill band; MELAB 80; CAEL overall 60; CLB 8

Course Exemptions

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

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

Student Success

Student Name
Alena Tokareva

“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.”

Student Name
Soha Bastani

“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.”

Student Name
Prakash Singh

“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.”

Student Name
Andres Izquierdo

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

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.

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