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Bachelor of Science - Construction Project Management

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management four-year degree program combines practical skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training. Taught by industry professionals, graduates are prepared for leadership roles in the booming global construction, engineering, and oil and gas industries. It focuses on the study of how the principles of scientific management are applied to construction projects.

This unique program is the first of its kind offered in Canada and was built by industry, for industry. A need for trained management professionals was identified and SAIT developed this program to build the skills of future leaders in this industry.


This program utilizes an e-Learning instructional delivery method. Students will be provided with a laptop with necessary software used in the classroom.

This degree program is four years in length, consisting of eight 15-week semesters and a 600 hour internship which will be completed at the end of year 3.

This program accepts students into first semester in September.

Scope Statement

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management will provide a graduate with an in-depth project management education in all key sectors of construction, including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure. They will possess managerial, scientific, technical and applied knowledge in the construction field, and will assume a variety of project management roles with the opportunity to advance into leadership roles. Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, written and oral communication skills, and leadership skills. This program provides the opportunity to engage in scholarly activities that prepares students for graduate study.

Program Overview

Your Career

Graduates participate in construction project management, facilities management, and infrastructure development both locally and globally.

Graduates also pursue graduate-level credentials in the construction project management domain.

Numerous career paths exist for graduates of the BSc CPM. Some examples of typical entry level opportunities for graduates include the following:

  • Assistant Construction Manager

  • Assistant Project Manager

  • Site Supervisor

  • Construction Inspector

  • Project Coordinator

  • Project Document Controller

  • Assistant Project Coordinator

  • Project Assistant

  • Assistant Site Supervisor

  • Junior Estimator

  • Junior Contract Administrator

  • Assistant Facilities Manager

There are also opportunities for graduates of BSc CPM to pursue a variety of self-employment or entrepreneurial opportunities such as consulting, general contracting, or small business ownership.

Student Success

Students entering with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT’s programs. There is a direct correlation between the time and energy invested in studies to the success achieved.

Note: Course difficulty levels are higher for a degree program than they are for a diploma program.

Credentials and Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management baccalaureate degree.

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management program has received full accreditation from the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS), a self-regulatory, professional body that sets the highest standard for construction economics in Canada. It is the first program in Alberta to be accredited by CIQS.

Total Credits 123

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management requires 123 credits (41 courses) for completion, including 75 credits at the senior level.

Complementary Electives

Law Electives

Students choose one (1) of the following electives

Science Electives

Students choose one (1) of the following electives

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