Project Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Domestic Applications Available

Winter 2024: Currently accepting applications

Summer 2024: Currently accepting applications

Fall 2024: Applications open on October 2, 2023

Commerce & Business Administration
Length of Program
One year
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
Learning Format
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


Take your management skills to the next level with a Post-Degree Diploma in Project Management. In this one-year program, you’ll learn the project management theories, tools and techniques you need to meet project goals on time and on budget, while maintaining high standards. Once you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take on roles such as construction manager, engineering manager, property administrator, IT project manager and more.

Two ways to get a practical education

Get essential career training that will prepare you for your future career with the Career Boost Program. 

Complete projects in the modern workplace with the  Business Internship Program

Excellent job prospects

According to the Project Management Institute, over 2.3 million project management jobs will be created each year to meet worldwide demand until 2030. The demand for skilled project managers is high, with the Project Management Institute showing that "across the globe, there’s a widening gap between employers’ need for skilled project management workers and the availability of professionals to fill those roles."

Get certified

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to sit the following Project Management Institute certification exams: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Project Management–Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). These certifications are recognized around the world. On average, project managers with a PMP certification earn 20 percent  more money than those without. *


Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College.
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Time limit to complete the program graduation requirements: four (4) years. Any courses completed outside of that time limit will not be usable. Students may seek the permission of the Department/Program to complete a credential outside the approved time limits.
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements.  However, additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits. See Note #3 for details about replacement courses.
Course Requirements
Course Code
Course Title Credits

Required Courses (See Note #1):

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials


BUSN 3600

Project Management Essentials


ACCT 3008

Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers


MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing


BUSN 3610

Managing Project Communications, Stakeholders and Human Resources


BUSN 3620

Managing Project Time and Scope


CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design


BUSN 3630

Managing Project Costs, Quality, Risks and Procurement


BUSN 4640

Project Management Methodologies


Choose one of the following courses:

COBA 4885(See Note #2)

Experiential Learning & Internship


PHIL 1101

Critical Thinking


PHIL 1122

Business Ethics


CMNS 1115

Business Communication


CMNS 1125

Public Speaking


CMNS 1210

Communicating and Working Effectively in Groups


CMNS 1216

Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace


CMNS 1217

Intercultural Communication in the Workplace


MARK 2150

Personal Selling


SOSC 2140

Behaviour in Organizations


BUSN 3310

Organizational Management Skills


BLAW 3780

Negotiation Skills


Total Credits




  1. The required courses, above, have been listed in the recommended order for students to take them. To complete the program efficiently, students need to:
  • Make note of courses that are not offered every term to adjust their plans accordingly,
  • Take all pre-requisites prior to attempting to register for a given course, and
  • Understand which courses have additional minimum grade requirements in the prerequisites.
    • While C- is the normal minimum grade needed to be achieved in a pre-requisite course, some courses require higher grades in the pre-requisite course.
    • Students must know which courses require higher grades in the pre-requisite course so that they can achieve the necessary grade.
    • If students do not obtain the required grade in a pre-requisite course, students must retake the pre-requisite course to earn the grade required.
  • COBA 4885 (Experiential Learning and Internship) provides the opportunity for students to gain unpaid work experience and course credit. Students who would like to find out more about internship should email the at the start of their program.
  • For replacement courses, students must:
    • Work within the requirement that, at least, 50% (15 credits) of the coursework in the post-degree diploma is at the 3000/4000 level;
    • Meet pre-requisites for the replacement courses (i.e., not expect pre-requisite overrides); and
    • Select from the following courses:
      • Any course from CBA (i.e., BUSN, ACCT, BLAW, COBA, CSIS, ECON, FINC, HOSP, or MARK) or
      • From outside CBA, the courses that are listed in the table below, or
      • A similar course, as approved by the Program Coordinator.

    1000-Level, Non-CBA Courses

    ANTH 1100

    ANTH 1160

    CMNS 1104

    CMNS 1115

    CMNS 1125

    CMNS 1210

    CMNS 1216

    CMNS 1217

    CMNS 1276

    CRIM 1160

    EAES 1201

    ENGL 1102

    ENGL 1130

    GEOG 1130

    GLGC 1101

    HIST 1170

    INST 1100

    PHIL 1101

    PHIL 1102

    PHIL 1122

    POLI 1102

    POLI 1103

    PSYC 1100

    PSYC 1200

    SOCI 1125

    SOCI 1145

    SOCI 1155

    2000-Level, Non-CBA Courses

    ANTH 2230

    CMNS 2115

    CMNS 2125

    CMNS 2316

    CMNS 2317

    HIST 2270

    SOCI 2225

    SOSC 2140


    3000-Level, Non-CBA Courses

    CMNS 3103

    CMNS 3200

    CMNS 3316

    CMNS 3400

    CMNS 3700

    HIST 3325

    LGST 3320

    LGST 3330

    LGST 3350

    SOSC 3140

    SOSC 3141















    Program Guidelines

    Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

    Career Pathways

    Career opportunities include:

    • Assistant Construction Manager 
    • Assistant Event Planner 
    • Assistant Project Coordinator/Manager 
    • Associate Project Assistant 
    • Group Leader 
    • Junior Business Analyst 
    • Junior Project Assistant 
    • Junior Project Manager 
    • Logistics Coordinator 
    • Office Administrator