168.00 Hours Required
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This certificate requires the successful completion of 3 core courses within 3 years of enrollment. Participants must complete each course within 6 months of the date of enrollment.

The Certificate in Construction Management consists of three courses covering an introduction to the management of construction projects. It includes types of construction contracts, project planning, and scheduling, controlling of time, cost, and quality, quality assurance and quality control of projects, communication management, risk management, resource allocations, procurement management, project closing, and Health and Safety Act and labour relations.

What Will You Learn?

  • Introduction to professional construction management in practice
  • Types of construction projects, types of organizations, and types of contractual relationships
  • Phases of a construction project, planning, design, bidding and procurement, estimating project costs, quality assurance, and control
  • Risk management, insurance, and dispute resolution
  • Health & safety and labour relations

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Construction managers
  • Project managers and architects
  • Owners of construction companies and their staff
  • Engineers, engineering technicians, and students of all disciplines

How Will You Benefit?

This Certificate in Construction Management can help you:

  • understand the theory of construction management.
  • manage in the engineering and construction industry.
  • grasp concepts of project planning and control and planning and control of operations and resources.
  • estimate project and engineering costs.
  • understand procurement, value engineering, and quality assurance.
  • comprehend safety protocols and health in construction.
  • understand industrial relations, claims, liability, and dispute resolution.

Fees & Schedule

The fee for each course is $1195. Please note that textbooks are not included.

This certificate consists of three courses and can only be taken online at your own pace (Online Self-Paced). Students start on a date of their choosing and have 6 months to complete each course. There are no live sessions with the instructor; however, students will have access to pre-recorded ones. The instructor will also be available for consultation via email. 

Note: Your registration is not guaranteed until your seat is confirmed and you have been contacted by our Registration Office. As well, fees are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. No deferral of the non-refundable deposit or program fees is allowed. Text and materials related to courses may constitute an additional cost.

Certificate Requirements

It is highly recommended that participants complete the three courses in sequential order. The certificate is awarded after the completion of all three courses, including all quizzes, assignments, and exams. This represents approximately 168 hours of training including online sessions, home study, assignments, and exam preparation. The participants must attain a minimum of 65% for each module and an aggregate average of at least 75% in the program.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It may be possible to receive advanced standing in this certificate based on your prior learning from work or life experience. We provide two types of recognition of prior learning:

Prior Certified Learning: Assessment of prior coursework or training through a professional training provider, for the purpose of advanced standing. Examples of certified learning may include university or college coursework, military training, accredited certificates, workplace training programs, etc.

Prior Experiential Learning: Assessment of previous work and life learning that may be equivalent to learning outcomes of university courses/programs, for the purpose of advanced standing. Relevant prior learning may come from work or volunteer experience, participation on committees or boards, independent study, etc.

Additional Details


Minimum Required

168 Hour(s)

Certificate requires completion of all 3 courses
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