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Overview

Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

BCIT is one of the few educational institutions in Canada offering a bachelor’s degree in construction management. This is a degree completion program – it provides years 3 and 4 of a 4-year bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have the equivalent of 2 years of post-secondary training prior to admission.

You will learn techniques to help you to:

  • manage people, equipment, and money
  • schedule and plan
  • lead projects and teams
  • understand and apply relevant legislation
  • make decisions
  • and more
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The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors has accredited this program as meeting the educational requirements for a Professional Quantity Surveyor for graduates from BCIT’s Architectural and Building Technology diploma program (Economics/Construction Operations option) only. These individuals must also graduate from BCIT’s Construction Management Bachelor of Technology program (this program) and complete these three management elective courses:

  1. CMGT 8040 – Building – Civil Services
  2. CMGT 8050 – Budgeting/Conceptual Estimating
  3. CMGT 8060 – Risk Management in Design and Construction of Buildings

Students who have not graduated from BCIT’s Architectural and Building Technology diploma program (Economics/Construction Operations option) are not eligible for this.

Testimonial

“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.”

Jim Twining

Entrance Requirements

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 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.

Other programs that might interest you:

Please note that completion of those two programs alone does NOT make you eligible for admission to the bachelor’s degree in construction management.

Costs & Supplies

Courses

The program is a mix of classroom-based and online courses:

  • safety and environmental issues
  • industrial relations
  • construction equipment
  • quality management
  • finance
  • construction law
  • construction controls and techniques
  • leadership and interpersonal skills
  • management
  • communication
  • liberal studies

You can expect:

  • individual and group assignments
  • presentations
  • guest lecturers
  • quizzes, tests, and exams

Information about CMGT 8800 – Industry-based Project

Here is the process:

Make sure that your project sponsor has seen your proposal and approved its topic.

  1. Successfully complete CMGT 8700 – Project Proposals (formerly CMGT 7820).
  2. When you are ready, email the program head and ask for permission to register in CMGT 8800. Registration is ongoing throughout the year; the course is never full, although it might appear to be on our website. Remember to include your student number in your email.
  3. After you are registered in CMGT 8800, submit your proposal to the program for review and approval (or revision, if required). The easiest way to do this is to email it to the program head. Depending on the time of year, this review could take 1-5 weeks. Make sure that your problem statement is very clear (what is the problem and why would you do this project – what are the benefits).
  4. We will review your proposal and either accept it or require revisions if something is unclear or misleading.
  5. Your registration is good for 52 weeks, and you may apply for a six month extension if you need more time.
  6. Also once your proposal is approved, we will discuss who might best be suited to act as your faculty advisor. We will assign someone in this role to assist you as required.

Program Details

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

Part-time:

  • 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

Career Opportunities

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

Typical employers:

  • contractors
  • 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

Faculty

Greg Belgardt, Dipl. Tech., B.Tech.
Pilar Bonilla, B.Eng., M.Eng., M.B.A., LEED Green Associate
Adrian Cook, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Heather Dupuis, B.Sc., CRSP
Thorsten Ewald, B.A., M.A.
Michael Garrett, PQS(F), MRICS, FIC
Diane Grady, B.A.Sc., Ph.D.
Rachel Harrington, Dipl.Tech., B.Tech.
Laurie Izgerean, TEFL
Angela Lai, B.Sc., M.Sc., FRICS, PQS, LEED AP O+M
Donald Livingstone, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.
Neil McDonald, B.Sc., P.Eng., FEC
Philip Murphy, B.Sc., M.Sc.
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

Advisory committee

  • C. Barr, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction
  • L. Johnson, Coquitlam Ridge Constructors
  • D. Walker, Stantec
  • A. Lai, CIQS – BC

Contact Us

Deb Parliament, Program Head
dparliament@bcit.ca
604-432-8230

Mary Ivens, Program Assistant
Mary_Ivens@bcit.ca
604-412-7469

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