Project Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

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.

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program 

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

Excellent job prospects

No matter the industry, project management skills are valued by companies as clients continue to expect better, faster and more low-cost solutions. Project management is one of the most desired skillsets by employers and one of the top 10 must-have skillsets in the IT industry. Over the past several years, There has been steady growth in the number of job opportunities for project management roles, a trend that is likely to continue as companies focus on growth opportunities and navigating the complexities of modern business operations and global markets.

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. *

*Source: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • A minimum grade of “C” for each individual course is required
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

ACCT 3008

Accounting for Managers

3.00

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

BUSN 3600

Essentials of Project Management

3.00

BUSN 3610

Managing Project Communications, Stakeholders and Human Resources

3.00

BUSN 3620

Managing Project Scope and Schedule

3.00

BUSN 3630

Managing Project Budgets, Quality, Risk and Procurements

3.00

BUSN 4640

Project Management Methodologies

3.00

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.00

MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

Elective

Any college-credit course

3.00

Total Credits

 

30.00

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.

Cost

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.

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

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.