Mar 06, 2021  
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2020-2021 Credit Catalog

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.

Scope Statement

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

Program Overview

Fast Facts

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.

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 opportunities such as: consulting, general contracting, small businesses, or other entrepreneurial ventures.

Student Success

Students 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.


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.

The School of Construction is also seeking accreditation for the BSc CPM Program from three related accreditation bodies:

  • The Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMIGAC). This is the only specialized international accrediting body that assures the quality of Project Management degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • The Gold Seal program by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is a national certification program that recognizes construction management excellence, based on education, experience, and examination.
  • The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) an international body that enables members who wish to enter a management career in construction.


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management requires 123 credits (41 courses) for completion, including 72 credits at the senior level.

All courses are 3 credits each. Program credit distribution is as shown below.

Core Courses

  • Construction Core courses - 78 credits (26 courses: 7 junior and 19 senior courses)
  • Complementary Core courses - 27 credits (9 courses: 6 junior and 3 senior courses)

Elective Courses     

  • Construction Core elective courses - 6 credits (2 senior courses)
  • Complementary elective courses - 12 credits (4 courses: 1 Science elective, 1 Humanities elective, 1 Social Sciences elective, and 1 Law elective).

Construction Core (78 total credits)

Complementary Core (27 total credits)

Complementary Electives (18 total credits)

Construction Elective (choose 2)

Humanities Elective (choose 1)

Law Elective (choose 1)

Senior Course

Science Elective (choose 1)

Junior Course

Social Science Elective (choose 1)

Suggested Program Structure


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