Applied Construction Management

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Applied Construction Management graduate certificate program is a one-year program that prepares students with knowledge and skills required to work in construction management. This program trains students to work in project planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget. This program encompasses principles of construction site management, construction project management, construction materials & methods, and construction estimating. Construction site management involves competitive bidding processes, preconstruction activities, and managing the construction process. Construction project management involves teamwork to develop and plan commercial building projects using industry best practices. Construction materials & methods delves into site work, temporary facilities, building construction envelopes, and finishes. Construction estimating includes quantity surveying and cost estimating for residential and commercial buildings. 

The curriculum requires students to simulate various construction-related activities, creating an experiential learning environment. Students also construct scale models and participate in simulated projects, group work, and virtual site visits while applying industry practices and problem-solving.

This program provides opportunities for students to learn and use industry best practices, software, and related technology. Through classroom theory, hands-on activities, group simulations, and tutorials, students learn to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate construction projects from start to finish. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared for a variety of career paths in the construction industry.


The requirements for this graduate certificate may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (any discipline), Degree in Engineering (any discipline), or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in engineering disciplines such as civil, electrical, mechanical, and building industries.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program gain employment in a wide range of construction management positions such as a project coordinator, project manager, site superintendent, construction inspector or construction estimator. Graduates of this program may also work independently or gain employment as home building and renovation managers.

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    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Construction Drawings and Specifications
    • Building Information Modelling
    • Construction Estimating
    • Procurement and Contract Administration
    • Project Planning and Scheduling
    • Job Site Safety and Management
    • Resource Management
    • Project Cost Control
    • Construction Quality Control
    • Project Performance Monitoring
    • Construction Methods
    • Industry Software Applications

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    22233 - Construction inspectors
    22303 - Construction estimators
    70010 - Construction managers
    70011 - Home building and renovation managers

    Disclaimer: This web copy provides guidance to prospective students, applicants, current students, faculty and staff. Although advice is readily available on request, the responsibility for program selection ultimately rests with the student. Programs, admission requirements and other related information is subject to change.

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