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Bachelor of Construction Management

Degree
Bachelor of Construction Management

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM) degree program is unique in Saskatchewan offering students the opportunity to earn an after-diploma baccalaureate degree with an additional two years of study. The program was developed in response to industry need and global trends for trained professionals in the construction industry. The BCM program combines practical multi-faceted skills with theoretical knowledge and technical training, truly a practitioner's degree. The degree program will start in September 2018.

Sask Polytech is proud of its reputation of providing industry with 'career ready' graduates, and this degree is no exception while providing a unique, direct and relevant path for students to earn a degree in this increasingly important area. The curriculum encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of construction management topics including:

  • scheduling
  • estimating
  • safety
  • contract law
  • cost control
  • tendering
  • project management

During Year 4 of the BCM, students will participate in an industry-supported capstone project.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates will be prepared for leadership roles in the growing heavy industrial, commercial, engineering, and construction industries. They will be actively engaged in managing the safe, timely and cost effective delivery of a broad range of projects in industries like construction, oil and gas, engineering, design, research and development, and entrepreneurship. Career opportunities could include roles such as assistant construction manager, assistant project manager, project document controller, junior contract administrator, assistant facilities manager, project coordinator, and construction inspector.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Assistant Construction ManagerConstruction Managers (0711)$52,000 - $126,100
Assistant Project ManagerConstruction Managers (0711)$52,000 - $126,100
Project Document ControllerProduction Logistics Co-ordinators (1523)$38,400 - $85,100

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

September 2018



Length: Year 1 - 32 weeks; Year 2 - 32 weeks, 4 semesters

Locations

  • Regina

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of one of the following recognized qualifying diploma and degree programs **:
    • Architectural Technologies (Building Sciences or Interior Design)
    • CAD/CAM Engineering Technology *
    • Civil Engineering Technologies (Civil Construction or Water Resources)
    • Electrical Engineering Technology *
    • Engineering Design and Drafting Technology
    • Environmental Engineering Technology
    • Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology *
    • Mining Engineering Technology *
  • English Language Requirement

*   The indicated programs require that students complete additional courses in order to be eligible to graduate.
**  In addition, graduates from recognized accredited engineering, urban planning or architecture degree programs will be accepted for admission

Note:

Any qualified applicants who do not have the required admission credits identified will be provided with a bridging plan to acquire the needed credits.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic procedures for general Admission Requirements, Special Admission, and Admission Processes are available on the institutional website.

The program head will evaluate the applicant's academic credentials for their eligibility for Special Admission. This evaluation will be done at the discretion of the program head within Saskatchewan Polytechnic credit and PLAR procedures. International students can also be considered under this review process.

 



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Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Year 1 - $8,600

Courses

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Year 3 - Semester 5

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 300
Organizational Behaviour and Conflict Management
3
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You will be introduced to theories of human behaviour in organizations and develop skills to manage people in the workforce. Your studies will include individual behaviour, values, interpersonal relationships and communications as well as group and team dynamics. You will develop conflict management skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ANLT 300
Applied Critical Thinking and Logic
3
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You will learn basic concepts and methods of critical thinking and logic. Your studies will focus on analytical aspects of critical thinking and logic like math and science solutions, standards and specifications, rather than law and politics. For the purpose of emphasis, an exploration and explanation will be taken into Occam's Razor.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
COMM 301
Managerial Communications
3
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You will analyze organizational communications structures and practices. You will practice your writing skills by composing various types of correspondence, including email, social media, letters and reports. Your public speaking skills will be strengthened by conducting interviews, facilitating group discussions and delivering a formal presentation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LAW 300
Construction Law
3
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You will analyze the legal basis of construction management including Tort (liability) and Contracts.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Elective 1 (must take 1 of 2)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
PSYC 101
Introduction to Psychology
3
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You will learn the theories and concepts that form the foundation of psychology as a science. You will explore the study of human behaviour by examining concepts including: social psychology, perception, sensation, learning, memory, human development, motivation, emotion, states of consciousness, cognition, personality, intelligence, psychological disorders, and the relationship between health and stress.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): PSYC 101CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
SOCI 100
Introduction to Sociology
3
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You will examine how to practice sociology, and learn about the importance of culture and socialization. You will discuss social inequality in Canada, the power of mass media and the dualism of sex and gender. You will examine race, ethnicity, social control, and deviance. Your studies will also include a discussion of collective behaviour, social movements, and social change.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): SOCI 160
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group

Year 3 - Semester 6

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 302
Construction Accounting and Finance
3
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You will apply typical business knowledge and skills to the financial management of a construction project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ETHC 300
Professional Ethics and Sustainable Development
3
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You will learn the appropriate approach to sensitive ethical and environmental issues pertaining to construction. You will examine sustainable development practices that minimize the impact of construction projects on the environment and maximize energy efficiency.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LEAD 300
Leadership Development
3
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Your studies will focus on principles of leadership, motivation, management and self-development. You will develop leadership and change management strategies.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
STAT 300
Statistics and Risk Analysis
3
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Your studies will focus on descriptive statistics and presentation techniques; probability theory and inferential statistics including applications based on simple random sampling, confidence intervals, hypotheses testing and regression-correlation analysis. You will also examine statistical methods related to risk management in the construction industry.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Elective 2 (must take 1 of 2)

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CDNS 300
Canadian Government
3
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You will become familiar with the history of the Canadian government and system of parliament (including the constitution from 1867 to present). You will learn the broad principles of government and parliament. This includes the concepts of executive federalism and responsible government.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
SOCI 300
Culture and Diversity in Canadian Society
3
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You will explore culture and diversity in Canada and the challenges they present. You will discuss the impacts of oppression, multiculturalism, immigration, social inequalities, and social justice at both personal and professional levels. You will dicuss the historical and contemporary challenges of Aboriginal peoples. You will also examine tools to foster social change and diversity competencies.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Year 4 - Semester 7

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ECON 400
Micro and Macro Economics
3
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You will study the basics of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Your studies will include economic theory, problems and solutions. You will gain an understanding in scarcity, opportunity costs, demand and supply; as well as how various market structures determine output and price. From a macro perspective you will learn about the role of the government's spending and taxation, the Canadian banking system, foreign trade and other key macroeconomic variables.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
ESTM 400
Construction Cost Estimating and Procurement
3
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You will learn how to estimate costs for a construction project and prepare a bid based on that estimate.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
HR 400
Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
3
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Your studies will focus on an overview of human resource management and practices. You will learn the planning, recruiting and selection processes; training, developing and compensation considerations as well as management performance and labour relations. Employee and organizational ethics will be discussed throughout the course with an emphasis on using human resource management to achieve high organizational performance.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 400
Construction Contracts and Documents
3
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You will learn to prepare, interpret and apply the documents used for construction management,.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): LAW 300
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PLAN 400
Construction Planning and Scheduling
3
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You will learn how to schedule work crews, materials, equipment and cash flow for a construction project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Year 4 - Semester 8

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
BUS 400
Construction Business Strategies: Trends and Issues
3
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You will study the process of starting and operating a business as well as strategic and lean management practices. You will practice your skills by developing a business and marketing plan.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 403
Construction Project Management
3
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You will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a construction project. You will learn the role of the construction manager, from the bidding phase to project completion, including the preparation of documents and reports used to manage a construction project.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTM 400, MGMT 400, PLAN 400
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 400
Capstone Project
6
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You will build on the project management, construction science, and human resource skills developed in previous courses and complete a capstone project. You will select a construction project and prepare project plans, schedules, budgets and project monitoring documents. Your project will include quality control mechanisms, safety considerations and close-out procedures. The course culminates with the presentation of your capstone project.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 90.0
Prerequisites(s): Year 3 - Semester 5, Year 3 - Semester 6, Year 4 - Semester 7
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online
SFTY 405
Construction Safety and Site Management
3
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You will learn the rights and responsibilities of each participant and how to manage the activities on a construction site in a safe and effective manner.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

 

Note: An open elective for Semester 8 is to be determined.

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