Project and Construction Management

The study of project management spans all phases of the project life cycle, from preliminary feasibility analysis and concept development through to commissioning of the project. The study of construction management focuses on the construction or execution phase. Both of these disciplines contain interrelated processes that can be modelled and sometimes optimized. The challenge lies in recognizing and balancing their human and technical dimensions. Meeting this challenge requires a good understanding of the qualitative and quantitative principles of management, economics, computer science and engineering as applied to the domain of engineering projects. The development of this understanding constitutes the focus of the graduate program in project and construction management. The program builds on a core of courses within Civil Engineering that can be augmented with others from the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and the Department of Computer Science as well as with cognate courses selected from the entire graduate program within Civil Engineering.

Project & Construction Management MASc & PhD Course Guidelines

Prior to registering for courses, students should consult with their research supervisor or the specialty advisor.

 

M.A.Sc.:

Core Credits

(13)

 

 

Minimum Elective Credits

(5)

 

 

Thesis Credits

(12)

  (Register for CIVL 599)

 

Total Credits

(30)

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D.:

Elective Credits

(30)

  (Consult with Supervisor or Group Leader)

 

Thesis Credits

(0)

  (Register for CIVL 699)

 

Total Credits

(30)

  (Minimum required beyond Bachelor’s degree)

 

Ph.D. students must work in consultation with their research supervisor when selecting courses.  CIVL 597 is the only required course for Ph.D. students. 

The following courses are required for the M.A.Sc. program.  With prior approval, some core or elective course requirements may be modified to suit specialized career interests. 

 

Core Courses
Credits
Term

CIVL 520

Construction Planning and Control

3

1

CIVL 523

Project Management for Engineers

3

2

CIVL 524

Legal Aspects of Project and Construction Management

3

1

CIVL 526

3D Modeling, Cost Estimating and Construction Planning

3

2

CIVL 5971

Construction Seminar

1

1/2

1Students register only once for the course, but must attend seminars for the duration of their program.

Approved Civil Elective Courses
Credits
Term

CIVL 5212

Construction Methods And Performance

3

2

CIVL 598C

Topics in Sustainable Building Science

3

1

CIVL 5**

All 500 level Civil Engineering courses

 

2Credit will only be given for one of the following two courses: CIVL 521 OR CIVL 493

Approved Non-Civil Electives (not all courses are offered each year)
Credits
Check Calendar

COMM 398

Introduction to Business Processes and Operations

3

COMM 457

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

3

COMM 458

Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

3

COMM 465

Marketing Management

3

COMM 473

Business Finance

3

 

Project & Construction Management MEng Course Guidelines

Prior to registering for courses, students should consult with their research supervisor or the specialty advisor.

MEng.:

Core Credits

(19)

 

Elective Credits

(11)

 

Total Credits

(30)

 

With prior approval, some core or elective course requirements may be modified to suit specialized career interests.

 

Core Courses (required)
Credits
Term

CIVL 520

Construction Planning and Control

3

1

CIVL 5211

Construction Methods And Performance

3

2

CIVL 522

Project and Construction Economics

3

2

CIVL 523

Project Management for Engineers

3

2

CIVL 524

Legal Aspects of Project and Construction Management

3

1

CIVL 526

3D Modeling, Cost Estimating and Construction Planning

3

2

CIVL 5972

Construction Seminar

1

1/2

1Credit will only be given for one of the following two courses: CIVL 521 OR CIVL 493

2Students register only once for the course, but must attend seminars for the duration of their program.

Approved Civil Elective Courses
Credits
Term

CIVL 555

Analysis of Civil Engineering Systems

3

Not offered

CIVL 598C

Topics in Sustainable Building Science

3

1

CIVL 5**

All 500 level Civil Engineering courses

 

 

There are usually one or two CIVL courses available during the summer term (details are generally announced midway through second term).

Approved Non-Civil Electives (not all courses are offered each year)
Credits
Check Calendar

COMM 398

Introduction to Business Processes and Operations

3

COMM 457

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

3

COMM 458

Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

3

COMM 465

Marketing Management

3

COMM 473

Business Finance

3