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 modeled 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 Course Requirements

Programs Offered: MEng, MASc, PhD

Total Credit Requirements:

credits
MEng: Core courses: 19
Elective courses (minimum): 11
Total (minimum): 30
MASc: Core courses: 13
Elective courses (minimum): 5
MASc thesis: 12
Total (minimum): 30
PhD1: Core courses: 1
Elective courses (minimum): 29
PhD thesis: 0
Total (minimum): 30

1Note: for the PhD degree, credits shown are for all coursework beyond the Bachelor’s degree level.

Specific Course Requirements

These are given in the following table for all three programs in the specialization – the MEng, MASc and PhD programs.  Courses to be taken include Core Courses that must be completed, and Approved Elective Courses that contribute to the remaining course credit requirement.  Please see MEng requirements, MASc requirements or PhD requirements as appropriate for the associated coursework regulations.  These include the need for the Coursework Plan to be approved by the Research Supervisor or Specialty Advisor prior to registering in courses, specific registration/attendance requirements re. CIVL 597, requirements for the approvals of prior course / transfer credits or course exemptions (PhD program only), and the selection of elective courses.

 

Core Courses - MEng

Credits 

Term

CIVL 520

Construction Planning and Control

3

1

CIVL 521

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 Mgmt

3

1

CIVL 526

Virtual Design and Construction

3

2

CIVL 597-005

Graduate Seminar (Construction Management)

1

1 & 2

 

Total core-course credits, MEng:

19

 

Core Courses - MASc

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 Mgmt

3

1

CIVL 526

Virtual Design and Construction

3

2

CIVL 597-005

Graduate Seminar (Construction Management)

1

1 & 2

 

Total core-course credits, MASc:

13

 

Core Courses - PhD

Credits 

Term

CIVL 597-005

Graduate Seminar (Construction Management)

1

1 & 2

 

Total core-course credits, PhD:

1

 

Approved Elective Courses

Credits 

Term

CIVL 5XX

All Civil Engineering 500-level courses

 

URSY 540

Urban Systems Project Delivery and Economics

         3

1

Approved Undergraduate Electives:

 

 

COMM 398

Introduction to Business Processes and Operations

3

1 or 2

COMM 457

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

3

1

COMM 458

Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

3

2

COMM 465

Marketing Management

3

1 or 2

COMM 473

Business Finance

3

1 or 2