To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.
A second computer monitor is highly recommended for remote learning.
This program uses eTexts.
Program description - May 2023
This two-year graduate certificate is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to effectively initiate, plan, control and commission construction projects. Students will study the investment appraisal of development projects; planning, scheduling, budgeting and control of construction project; and soft skills related to effective leadership, communication and negotiation. Students will learn to integrate construction methods, building code, and lean construction techniques into their projects. Learning will be enhanced through the use of case studies, group work and field trips. The capstone project will enable students to apply, integrate and synthesize knowledge learned into a real-world project. The co-op or guided career management term will provide students with an opportunity to apply and practice knowledge and skills in preparation for the work environment. This program will prepare students to take various professional certification exams with main focus on CAPM (Certified Associate Project Manager), PMP (Project Management Professional), PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor designation) and Gold Seal certification. The optional co-op stream includes one co-op work term instead of the Guided Career Management course. A laptop is required for in-class assignments and project work. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is designed for international students wishing to pursue studies in the field of construction management. Domestic students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and refugee claimants or convention refugees) wishing to pursue studies in construction management should choose Construction Project Management (program 0895).
Tuition & fees
Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.
Canadian fee details (non co-op option)
Returning student tuition & fees
International fee details (non co-op option)
|Grad. Cert. Program Tuition||$7467.50|
|Capital Development Fee - Waterloo||$48.00|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$99.00|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$8.00|
|CSI Association Fee||$102.00|
|CSI International Health Fee||$174.90|
|CSI Legal Protection||$20.10|
|Graduation/Alumni Services Fee||$25.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.50|
|Program Services Fee||$191.33|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$125.00|
|CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional)||$70.00|
|CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional)||$30.00|
|CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional)||$4.00|
|Sustainability Fee (optional)||$5.00|
Returning student tuition & fees
Awards & scholarships
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- Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment.Visit Co-operative education for more information.
- The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
- Students who are not eligible for co-op or do not secure a co-op work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 15 credit Career Management in Canada GCM8000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves guided activities involving approximately 3 hours of time per week and additional project work.
- If GCM8000 is selected, students cannot transfer back into the co-op stream.
- GCM8000 is delivered online.
Applying to the co-op stream
- All applicants apply to the non co-op program. Students will be informed of the application deadline and process to apply for the Co-op Stream. Labour market conditions determine the number of co-op seats in optional co-op programs. Not every student who meets academic eligibility requirements will be admitted to the co-op stream.
- To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students are required to achieve a minimum overall 75% session weighted average in Level 1 with no dropped or failed courses.
- International students will require work permits to utilize the co-op job board for job search and to accept employment. Students are currently experiencing longer than usual wait times for work permits. Please be advised that there will be no co-op program service fee refunds after the program withdrawal for refund date. Students that have not received their work permit and choose to remain in co-op after the program withdrawal for refund date do so at their own risk and will not be refunded. If you are concerned about receiving your work permit in time to achieve co-op employment, please discuss your situation with your co-op advisor as early as possible.