Sask Polytech’s Bachelor of Construction Management offered online
Fast-tracking graduates up the construction-management ladder, Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be offering its Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) degree program online starting this September.
While the program continues to be delivered in-person at the Regina and Saskatoon campuses, offering the program online will provide students more flexibility. “We developed the program with working professionals in mind,” says Ahmed Hosni, program head for the BCM Program. “Students can continue working full-time, fulfill family obligations, and complete the BCM program at the same time. It’s a win-win for the student and their employer.”
Sask Polytech has been a pioneer in developing highly interactive online learning environments where students can excel individually and as part of a learning team led by talented instructors.
“Sask Polytech is known for our online learning programs and training,” says Paul Carter, dean of Sask Polytech’s School of Construction. “There’s a growing demand in Saskatchewan, and Canada, for experienced and quality construction managers. We want to welcome more students into the Bachelor of Construction Management program to meet this need and are committed to providing more flexible learning options. Online learning allows students to advance their education on their own schedule.”
Graduates of the two-year post-diploma baccalaureate program will be prepared for leadership roles in the heavy industrial, commercial, engineering, and construction industries.
Students will be accepted into Sask Polytech’s BCM program on a first-qualified/first-admitted basis, after having completed a two-year Sask Polytech diploma—or equivalent—in Architectural Technologies, Civil Engineering Technologies, or Engineering Technology disciplines. Students may complete the BCM program on a full-time or part-time basis.
Courses have been designed as stand-alone units and will combine practical multi-faceted skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training in a variety of topics, including scheduling, estimating, safety, contract law, cost control, tendering, and project management. An applied industry-supported capstone project will bookend year two.
For more information visit saskpolytech.ca/BCMdegree.
This article was originally published in the Saskatchewan Construction Association's We Build magazine.
Published July 2019.