Project Management

Post-Graduate Certificate
Project Management

Program Overview

If you are looking for ways to leverage your engineering or information and communications technology degree to advance your career, consider Saskatchewan Polytechnic's new Project Management post-graduate certificate (PMPGC). The Project Management Institute (PMI) is predicting a 33% increase in project management jobs world-wide and Canada is expected to add an estimated 9,000 project management jobs every year for the next 10 years. These predictions present opportunities for those with the right training and skills.

The one-year Project Management post-graduate certificate program provides degree graduates with a strong foundation in essential project management skills. Our curriculum has been developed with input from industry stakeholders, which ensures students receive a relevant, work-focused learning experience.

You will study the fundamentals of project management, project initiation and planning, project scheduling and budgeting, directing and managing project work, procurement and contract management, alternative methodologies for project management, as well as project closing and evaluation. Several courses will help you prepare for Project Management Institute designation exams.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives you the opportunity to interact with industry through work-integrated learning opportunities, including course projects, and guest speakers. You will also build critical human skills through courses in leadership and professionalism, organizational behaviour and business communications.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and international transfer credit are not available for this program.

Transfer credit will be assessed for equivalent post-graduate courses completed at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

The Project Management post-graduate certificate will open new career paths. Graduates are most likely to find jobs in the construction, engineering and IT sectors, but can also pursue opportunities in health, agriculture and bioresources, finance and more. Typical job titles include project manager, project coordinator, project leader, project scheduler, process development analyst, global project assistant manager, operations manager, process specialist, team leader, and project analyst.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Project ManagerComputer and Information Systems Managers (0213)$69,400 - $153,700
Team LeaderComputer and Information Systems Managers (0213)$69,400 - $153,700
Project ManagerConstruction Managers (0711)$62,400 - $130,000

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

September (Semester 1 – September to December; Semester 2 – January to April)

January (Semester 1 – January to April; Semester 2 – September to December)



Length: 32 weeks

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Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Earned bachelor's degree in information and communications technology or engineering (applied science) from a recognized university
  • English Language Requirement

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

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2020/21 Academic Year

$18,735

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 600
Organizational Behaviour
3
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You will develop a deeper understanding of human behavior at individual, group and organizational levels. You will learn how to create effective work groups. Key concepts include organizational behaviours, diversity in organization, attitudes and job satisfaction, personality and values, perceptions and individual decision making, motivation, foundations of group behaviour, elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills, leadership, power and politics, as well as conflict and negotiation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 126
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BCOM 600
Business Communications
3
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You will practice written and oral communication skills that managers use on the job. You will study how to write effective letters, emails, and reports. You will plan and conduct meetings and deliver a verbal presentation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 125
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 605
Fundamentals of Project Management
3
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You will develop a basic knowledge of project management and its core principles. Key concepts include the role of the project manager, the six constraints, the five phases of project management and barriers associated with achieving the project goal.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 606
Project Initiation and Planning
3
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You will learn the key activities included in project planning such as project selections techniques, defining project requirements, determining scope and creating a project charter and project plan.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 605(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 607
Project Scheduling and Budgeting
3
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You will develop practical project planning skills and knowledge through the systematic creation of a comprehensive project plan. Building on a project scope, you will identify and document project deliverables and tasks, estimate resources, develop a realistic project schedule, and create a project budget.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 605(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
LEAD 601
Leadership and Professionalism
3
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You will develop the knowledge and skills related to professionalism and leadership in the workplace. Additionally, you will create a professional development plan. You will learn key topics such as professional behavior and communication; stress, time and conflict management; leadership approaches and theories, as well as ethics.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 600
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 608
Procurement and Contract Management
3
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You will explore the project procurement processes, from the initial procurement decision, through the solicitation process, to contract award, administration, and closure. You will examine the interaction of these processes and how they overlap with the other areas of project management. You will learn effective strategies to successfully manage key partners and vendors, and acquire the tools and techniques to manage each contract life cycle.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 608
Directing and Managing Project Work
3
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You will learn how to direct and manage project work. You will develop the knowledge and skills to track project resources and tasks, evaluate and report project performance, and determine how to recover project variances and control changes. You will also learn how to manage procurement processes and contracts.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 609
Alternative Methodologies for Project Management
3
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You will study various project management methodologies such as Agile and its related project techniques such as Scrum and Kanban. In addition, you will use other project management techniques such as Lean and Six Sigma. You will discuss the strength of these methodologies and apply a best-fit decision making process to project methodology selection. You will apply an iterative, agile methodology to a small project. Working in groups, you will plan project sprints, conduct effective scrum meetings, and track project progress using Agile tools and techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 610
Project Closing and Evaluation
3
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You will acquire the knowledge and skills to close and evaluate a project. You will learn keys topics including the steps involved in ending the project, performance of closing processes, evaluation of a project’s success and identification of strategies for continuous improvement of project management practices.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): PROJ 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

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