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

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Leadership Claims

Ontario’s 1st graduate certificate in Construction Management for Internationally Educated Professionals.

95% of graduates gain full time employment in the construction sector.

Program Overview

Take your career to the next level. 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 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 field experience 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.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2021-2022

SEMESTER 1

Code Course Name
BLDG 1172 Communication for Construction Managers
BLDG 1174 Construction Plans and Estimating 1
BLDG 1175 Construction Industry Practices
BLDG 1187 Pre-Construction Management Practice
BLDG 1188 Construction Project Planning and Scheduling
BLDG 1196 Construction Methods & Materials

SEMESTER 2

Code Course Name
BLDG 1173 Construction Contract Law
BLDG 1177 Construction Surveying
BLDG 1180 Ontario Building Code
BLDG 1186 Construction Plans and Estimating 2
BLDG 1189 Field Experience Preparation
BLDG 1194 Construction Project Management
HSAF 1182 Construction Health and Safety
BLDG 1189 Field Experience Preparation

SEMESTER 3

Code Course Name
BLDG 1191 Field Experience (450h)
BLDG 1197 Construction Business Management
BLDG 1198 Leadership and Ethics for Construction Managers

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 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

Domestic Tuition

$12,306.00*

Additional Costs

Domestic

Total tuition for the program is $12,306.00* and it can be paid in 3 instalments as follows:

(due date for winter semester fees) - 4,243.00*

(due date for spring semester fees) - 3,941.00*

(due date for fall semester fees) - 4,122.00*

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the semester of programs starting in the fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs/semester starting in Fall 2021 and later dates.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

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 Construction, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Landscape Engineering, Architectural Studies, and Interior Design
  • Demonstrated relevant professional construction work experience – a resume including roles & responsibilities and an employer’s reference on formal letterhead are required, preferably in PDF format
  • Qualified applicants must complete a Questionnaire

*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 icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

English Language Proficiency

Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit English Proficiency for more details.

Course Exemptions

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

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Special Requirements

Laptop Specifications:

  • Processor: 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (12MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores)
  • Memory (RAM): 16GB (2x8GB DDR4 2666MHz) or32 GB (4x8GB DDR4 266MHz) for T412 program.
  • Disk Space: 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
  • Display Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, 2 x 2
  • Ports: 1x HDMI 2.0; 3x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A including 1x with PowerShare; 1x 2-in-1 SD / MicroMedia Card slot; 1x Wedge lock slot
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
  • Screen Size: Minimum 15.6 inch FHD(1920 x 1080) 300nits IPS Anti-Glare LED Backlit display with 144Hz refresh rate Or Minimum 17+ for T412 program
  • Audio: 1 combo headphone / microphone jack

Recommendations:

  • Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted and registered in your program.
  • Do not purchase a Mac laptop because many of the programs used will not run on a Mac and you will have difficulty in completing assignments.
  • Purchase a PC based laptop with specifications meeting or exceeding those given above.
  • Arrange for home internet: 25 Mbps; ping time 20 ms – 100 ms.

 

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges.

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

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.”

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.”

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.”

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. 6299

Email: construction_mgmt@georgebrown.ca

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

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

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Leadership Claims

Ontario’s 1st graduate certificate in Construction Management for Internationally Educated Professionals.

95% of graduates gain full time employment in the construction sector.

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 field placement 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.

Courses

Required Courses

Printable Curriculum Planner 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1172 Communication for Construction Managers
BLDG1174 Construction Plans and Estimating 1
BLDG1175 Construction Industry Practices
BLDG1187 Pre-Construction Management Practice
BLDG1188 Construction Project Planning and Scheduling
BLDG1196 Construction Methods & Materials
   

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1173 Construction Contract Law
BLDG1180 Ontario Building Code
BLDG1186 Construction Plans and Estimating 2
BLDG1194 Construction Project Management
HSAF1182 Construction Health and Safety
BLDG1189 Field Experience Preparation

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course Name
BLDG1191 Field Experience (450h)

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 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

Domestic Tuition

$8,154.00* ‡

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 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

‡September semester fees are paid separately.

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

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

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 Construction, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Landscape Engineering, Architectural Studies, and Interior Design
  • Demonstrated relevant professional construction work experience – a resume including roles & responsibilities and an employer’s reference on formal letterhead are required, preferably in PDF format
  • Qualified applicants must complete an interview (Questionnaire, 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 icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

English Language Proficiency

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

Course Exemptions

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

Special Requirements

Laptop Specifications:

  • Processor: 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (12MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores)
  • Memory (RAM): 16GB (2x8GB DDR4 2666MHz) or32 GB (4x8GB DDR4 266MHz) for T412 program.
  • Disk Space: 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
  • Display Card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB GDDR6
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, 2 x 2
  • Ports: 1x HDMI 2.0; 3x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A including 1x with PowerShare; 1x 2-in-1 SD / MicroMedia Card slot; 1x Wedge lock slot
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
  • Screen Size: Minimum 15.6 inch FHD(1920 x 1080) 300nits IPS Anti-Glare LED Backlit display with 144Hz refresh rate Or Minimum 17+ for T412 program
  • Audio: 1 combo headphone / microphone jack

Recommendations:

  • Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted and registered in your program.
  • Do not purchase a Mac laptop because many of the programs used will not run on a Mac and you will have difficulty in completing assignments.
  • Purchase a PC based laptop with specifications meeting or exceeding those given above.

Arrange for home internet: 25 Mbps; ping time 20 ms – 100 ms.

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Student Success

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.”

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.”

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.”

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. 6299

Email: construction_mgmt@georgebrown.ca

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.

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

Do you have questions about this program or your career options? Join us for an on-campus Information Session. You'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly instructors and staff, ask questions and experience what it's like to be in a George Brown College classroom.

Sign up for an Information Session.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.