The Bachelor of Technology Construction Management (BTech CM) degree program equips students with the skills necessary to effectively manage construction projects of varying complexity and size. The program focuses on developing management, technical and interpersonal skills, while introducing practical tools and current approaches used in the industry to plan, manage and track construction projects from conception to completion.
The core competencies of an effective construction manager – the ability to think critically, to thoroughly analyze situations, to utilize the appropriate tools and processes and to effectively engage stakeholders – are the cornerstones of our program.
The BTech CM program is a degree completion program – it provides years 3 and 4 of a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Students can enter the program through a few different pathways; including related or unrelated degree or diploma programs, trade certification and through demonstrated work experience in the construction industry. Students broaden their existing knowledge and skills through BCIT’s unique applied learning environment. Our approach, which includes collaboration with industry, ensures that the program is responsive and can adapt to emerging needs, trends, and industry issues.
The BTech CM program recognizes the wide range of roles available to construction managers in today’s competitive and technologically advancing construction industry. Graduates of the program are able to advance diverse career opportunities, coordinating and managing projects for general contractors, trade contractors, developers, owners, municipalities, public sector institutions and private clients, to name a few.
“The program was very enjoyable for me and has definitely helped me in my career. I recently received a promotion to a Construction Manager! I found the program to be extremely practical as it provided me with a very solid foundation in basic Construction Management Principles that have helped accelerate my career!”
Cameron G. Duffy, BTech, AScT
“BCIT gave me a springboard into the construction industry and the skills to make an immediate contribution. The BCIT brand is recognized throughout the lower mainland and remarkably, every student from my class received job offers.”
Accreditation Option – Professional Quantity Surveyor
The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) provides opportunities for accreditation as a Professional Quantity Surveyor for graduates of BCIT’s Architectural and Building Technology (ABT) diploma program; with an additional three courses to the BTech CM degree. For the current requirements, refer to Program Details.
The Construction Management program is available part-time and full-time as a planned program.
Applicants are accepted year-round for the part-time program. Applicants are accepted as of October 1st the year before, on a first-come, first-served basis for the full-time program, which runs from September to July and covers about 2/3 of the program’s credits. The remaining courses are completed through part-time studies.
Full-time (planned) program:
Students in the Planned Program (full‐time study) will complete the three terms of study according to the Planned Program Schedule [PDF] . Remaining courses will be completed on a part‐time basis before, during, or after the planned program terms.
Part‐time students choose how many courses they can complete each term. Students wishing to complete the program within four years should follow the Part‐time Studies Course Schedule [PDF] . Students should plan their course registrations to align with the recommended schedule to ensure pre‐requisite requirements are met.
Note: The Bachelor of Technology Construction Management program curriculum has been revised effective for the September 2022 intake.
Students that began the program prior to September 2022 please refer to the Program Matrix Course Equivalencies [PDF] .
The program can be completed in either of two ways.
Full-time (planned) program:
- roughly 2/3 of the program can be taken between September and July
- courses are taken in the afternoon, evening, online, and on weekends
- the schedule is fixed and registration into these courses is done by the department
- occasionally, a course will run for an entire day
- the remaining courses are taken part-time, with registration done by the student
- finish your degree in as little as 2-3 years
- students register in as many courses as you wish each term
- courses are taken in the evening, online, and on weekends
- progress through the program at your own pace
- most students take 3-5 years to complete
Graduating & Jobs
Responsibilities of a construction manager:
- overall management of construction project(s)
- monitoring scope, quality, schedule, and cost
- organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating activities
- and more
- government agencies
- consulting companies
Sample job titles:
- Construction Manager
- Construction Superintendent
- Site Manager
- Project Superintendent
- General Contractor
- Project Manager
- Project Coordinator
- Construction Operations Manager
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
Angela Lai, B.Sc., M.Sc., FRICS, PQS, LEED AP O+M
Donald Livingstone, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
David Ngai, PQS, LL.B. (Hons.)
Nick Paczkowski, B.E.S., M.Arch., LL.B, RIBA, RAIC, MAIBC
Monika Sauer, B.Sc. (QS), PQS
Michael Sonntag, FIBC, CMC, MCQI, CQP, AIEMA, B.Sc., IRCA QMS Lead Auditor
Natasha Mrkic-Subotic, M.B.A.
Jim Turnham, B.Eng., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., IRCA QMS Lead Auditor
Azadeh Farahifar, MSc., PMP
Daniel Anvari, BSc., MSc., MPhil, PhD.
Nicholas Fox, P.Eng.
Dean Palmer, LL.B., B.A.
Katherine Golder, B.A., M.A.
Joanna Kostanski, M.Arch., LL.B.
Grant Morrow, BTECH CM
Greg Belgardt, Dipl. Tech., B.Tech.
Lan Zhang, CPA, CA, BBA
Heather Dupuis, B.Sc., CRSP
Thorsten Ewald, B.A., M.A.
Michael Garrett, PQS(F), MRICS, FIC
Diane Grady, B.A.Sc., Ph.D.
Laurie Izgerean, BA Adult Ed. TEFL Cert., Dipl. Ed. (PID)
- K. Damphousse, LEC Group
- Brenda Gilbert, AT Dpl, LEED
- Colin Kind, BTech CM
- William Levangie, CM Dpl
- Calvin Lal, GSC | B.Tech (CM) | A.ScT | LEED AP BD+C
- Libby Rowe, PEng, MASc, LEED AP BD+C
Deb Parliament BTech CM – Program Head
Mary Ivens – Program Assistant
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