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Delivery Options

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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 10 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of B- in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

Construct your career

NAIT's Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management degree program will teach you how to plan, coordinate and control a construction project from start to finish.

The program will help you combine practical skills with the technical training and theoretical knowledge you'll need to successfully manage a construction project. When you graduate, you will be ready to bridge the gap from entry-level technologist to a leadership or management role in the growing heavy-industrial, commercial, engineering or construction industries.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

The BTech-CM program combines practical skills with the technical training and theoretical knowledge you will need to successfully manage a construction project. When you graduate, you will be ready to bridge the gap from entry-level technologist to a leadership and management role in the growing heavy-industrial, commercial, engineering and construction industries.

Coursework will teach you the ins and outs of:

  • scheduling
  • estimating
  • safety
  • contract law
  • cost control
  • tendering
  • project management

You can expect to perform risk management, construction estimates, and scheduling activities for actual projects.

Flexible delivery

This program has been designed to allow you to meet degree requirements while still maintaining a work-life balance through traditional classroom and eLearning options. What is eLearning?

Face-to-face courses are 15 weeks in length, (8 weeks during spring term). eLearning courses are 10 weeks long. 

If you work full-time, you can take this program on a part-time basis. It is possible to take 1 or 2 classes per semester based on your workload. For face-to-face courses, lectures and labs will run 2 to 3 hours long in the evenings unless the course is offered online.

Additional requirements and considerations

Students who are conditionally accepted to the BTech-CM program pending successful completion of bridging courses may be eligible to take some courses from the BTech-CM simultaneously through Open Studies.

Please contact the program area to complete your enrolment in one or more of the following courses: COMM3210, RSCH3000, STAT3010, BTCM3270, and BTCM3310.

Contact the program to enrol and for more information

Enter the workforce with confidence

The Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management degree program is a unique offering that will prepare you to manage the safe, timely and cost-effective delivery of a broad range of projects in industries like construction, oil and gas, engineering, design, research and development, and entrepreneurship. 

Typical careers include:

  • Estimator
  • Construction manager
  • Project document controller
  • Scheduler
  • Cost-control specialist
  • Superintendent
  • Building inspector
  • Contract administrator
  • Facilities manager
  • Project manager/coordinator/planner
  • Construction inspector
  • Occupational health and safety coordinator

More information about related careers, duties, working conditions and salaries can be found at the following online resources:

Opportunities for further education

NAIT's BTech-CM degree is recognized by many Canadian post-secondary institutions. If you are looking to continue your studies, this degree will prepare you for graduate and PhD programs related to construction management, including Project Management, Construction Management, and Construction Engineering and Management.

If you plan to transition to graduate studies, NAIT advisors can help you decide on a school and program.

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Term 1

BTCM3000Applied Construction Management Research Methods
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will provide underlying theory and practical skills for the student in conducting applied research activities in construction management, including methodological approaches, information collection and literacy, proposal writing and presentation, and numeracy. These skills will prepare the student for conducting the Capstone Applied Research Project as well as future applied research activities in his or her career.

BTCM3250Estimating and Bidding
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Competitive strategies for bidding for traditional and alternative delivery systems will comprise the majority of framework for this course. Direct, indirect and conceptual estimating at a managerial level will be examined. Students will be exposed to best practices regarding creating an estimate and general steps of bid preparation, pre-bidding closing procedures, post tender negotiations and award. This course will also investigate the risk determination and risk exposure relative to competitive bidding.

BTCM3270Construction Project Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will introduce the students to goals, objectives and attributes of construction projects along with effective management strategies. Other topics such as project teams, construction documents, submittals, documentation types and procedures, control mechanisms, bonding, subcontracting, payments and claims, project closeout, commissioning and warranty periods will be examined in this course.

BTCM3310Construction Cost Control
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course is aimed to equip the students with tools and knowledge of cost control of construction projects. Students will be provided with the insight to cost control processes from managerial perspective. Strategies to manage the labor will be discussed in detail. Students will be exposed to essential components of developing and tracking the cost management plan. Project budget tracking, purchasing, expediting, cost control and cash flow will be analyzed and studied for construction projects. The emphasis will be on maximizing project profit through the construction project duration.

COMM3210Critical Reading and Writing
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management or Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE321
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course consists of a structured, disciplined study of various forms of literature and film media as a basis for evaluating and critiquing social, political, economic, and environmental issues and concepts and recognizing alternative ways of knowing. The writing component focuses on high-level writing skills including direct, concise, expressive, and persuasive forms of communication.

Term 2

ACCT3430Financial Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management or Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management or Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology program. Co-requisites: RSCH3000 or COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE343
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces students to the theory and application of financial management in organizations. The course provides students with the concepts and tools needed to analyze financial information, make managerial decisions, and evaluate the effect of their decisions on the financial statements and the organization’s stakeholders. Topics to be covered include financial statement analysis, the time value of money, sources of business financing, working capital management, and special topics in managerial accounting. Students will learn how to prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements such as the statement of earnings, the statement of financial position, and the statement of cash flows.

BTCM3280Construction Contract Law
  • Requisites: This program is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will introduce the students to the basics of contract law governing the Canadian construction industry. The course will discuss the milestone case law decisions and their impact on construction industry. Students will have the opportunity to study the critical aspects of construction contract law such as origin and history of construction contract law, rights and responsibilities of owner and contractor, the law of contract, contract execution, relationship of law to building codes, the aspect of subcontracting, alternative dispute resolution, evidence and builders liens. Various standard construction contracts, project specification and construction case law will be examined.

BTCM3320Construction Scheduling
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Planning and scheduling theory and application of proprietary computer software will be analyzed and implemented for scenario based construction projects. This course will focus on creating, managing and evaluating construction project schedules. Students will be introduced to computer scheduling software.

ETHC3200Ethics and Society
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management or Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: RSCH3000 or COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE320
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Ethics and Society supports degree requirements through its high-level focus on personal, social, business, environmental, and global ethics as it relates to individual responsibilities. Students prepare to face ethical dilemmas by developing a personal code of ethics based on extensive reading and consideration of the works of acknowledged experts.

STAT3010Statistical Analysis
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management, Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management, or Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology program.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE301
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course is designed to formalize the student's understanding of statistics so that they will be able to apply appropriate statistical practice in the technological applications they encounter. The course helps students to acquire the skills to apply descriptive and inferential statistics to obtain, organize and analyze data and present the findings. Topics in the course include analysis of categorical and quantitative data, probability and probability distributions, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing and correlation and regression analysis.

Term 3

BTCM4180Building Assemblies
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course investigates modern aspects of building science including choice of materials, the nature of assemblies and installation techniques. Materials selection and their properties will be investigated to allow design and integration when managing construction projects with design professionals and owners. Various assemblies will be studied and analyzed for building code compliance and effective design.

BTCM4330Construction Quality Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course integrates various quality management concepts and standards and applies them to the different phases of the construction project from conception to operation and maintenance. Skills necessary for the construction project manager in planning quality management, measuring project and corporate quality improvement strategies, understanding scope of work, and analyzing project performance are presented. The implementation and coordination of specific safety plans and environmental management strategies from a quality management perspective are discussed. Theories of quality, total quality management, quality assurance and control, and value engineering steps are also introduced.

BTCM4360Sustainable Building & Environmental Practices
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The Canadian Green Building Council and the American System of LEED Accreditation will be examined from a design-build and construction management point of view. Compliance with standards, levels of accreditation, design attributes and regulatory conformity will be examined within the Canadian context.

BTCM4990ACapstone Project
  • Requisites: This course is available for students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270, BTCM3310, BTCM3250, BTCM3320, RSCH3000, STAT3010, ETHC3200, COMM3210
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The Capstone Project course is intended to be the capstone activity for the program. In conjunction with an industry sponsor and under the guidance of a course advisor, students will apply specialty knowledge to practice skills and solve management-related issues pertinent to the construction industry. This major program activity is expected to contain elements that are deemed to be innovative, experimental or exploratory in nature. Evaluations will be based on a formal written report, an oral presentation and on feedback from industry sponsors.

LEAD4850Leadership Development
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management or Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000, STAT3010, COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE485
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will focus on developing the leader within by analyzing effective leadership styles, leadership competencies, and best practices to create meaningful and productive relationships with others in the work and personal life environments. Historical leadership to current leadership concepts and trends will be examined. Leadership competencies and best practices will be assessed. The application of these learnings, leadership styles, competencies and best practices will form the development of a personal leader leadership plan in modeling effective leadership.

Term 4

BTCM4380Construction Health and Safety Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course examines the importance of a well-developed Construction Health and Safety Management plan and the influences that plan has on the financial aspects of a construction project. The student will be introduced to the relationships among various components of a Health and Safety Management plan, such as Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code requirements, legal OHS requirements of Prime Contractors, hazard identification and control programs, and the contributions of the different Occupational Health and Safety professionals, all of which serve to support the success of the Project Manager and the construction project delivery.

BTCM4480Risk Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Risk analysis and management in design and construction have, in the past, tended to depend mainly on intuition, judgment, and experience. This course will help the student explore the subject of risk in a more objective manner, looking at both traditional risk management through the use of a more systematic analysis of defining, assessing, and treating risk to help decisions to proceed and aid in managing the work. The need to assess risk, manage risk, and reduce liabilities is the main subject matter of this course. Being aware of current problems and being able to solve them is of prime importance. Assessment of risk, the management of liability, government and societal public demand for an independent third party to manage risk is also examined. Insurance, indemnification, warranty, bonding, and surety are examined as risk management strategies.

BTCM4990BCapstone Project
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM4990A.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

The Capstone Project course is intended to be the capstone activity for the program. In conjunction with an industry sponsor and under the guidance of a course advisor, students will apply specialty knowledge to practice skills and solve management-related issues pertinent to the construction industry. This major program activity is expected to contain elements that are deemed to be innovative, experimental or exploratory in nature. Evaluations will be based on a formal written report, an oral presentation and on feedback from industry sponsors.

Humanities Elective - Choose 1

BTTM3020Recent Advances in Technology
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000 or COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE302
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Innovation, whether borne out of a vision or a necessity, is at the core of technological advancement. Knowing how to adapt to change and present creative and unique ideas gives individuals an invaluable edge. This course will dispel some of the myths commonly associated with innovation and the successful adoption of ideas. This course offers students an immersive environment designed to allow students to appreciate and evaluate innovative ideas; offer and receive peer feedback; test and improve presentation skills as one would do in a Ted-talk styled pitch.

BTTM4810Issues in Society, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000, STAT3010, ETHC3200, COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE481
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Sustainability is a global concept that is implemented most often and most effectively at a local level. This balance between the global and the local provides numerous opportunities for robust innovative thinking about how to act in such a way as to imagine and manage development so as to ensure that the needs of all people are met fairly across generations. Working within the framework of a triple bottom line ethic, this course explores the concept of sustainability as it pertains to three primary domains: economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, and societal/cultural sustainability.

BTTM4860Global Citizenship
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management and the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management programs. Prerequisites: RSCH3000, STAT3010, COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE486
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course examines global citizenship through a variety of topics including: globalization, security, energy, development, health, food supplies, and the environment. Participants will engage with the idea of citizenship in the context of increasingly complex and diverse social, economic, and political circumstances.

Business and Management Elective - Choose 1

ACCT4660Managerial Accounting
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management and Construction Management programs, and the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000, STAT3010, COMM3210, ACCT3430.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE466
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Managerial accounting is an introduction to accounting techniques used by managerial decision-makers. Students will learn to apply cost-volume-profit analysis, performance evaluation, pricing methods, budgeting, and relevant cost analysis. Through real-life scenarios and practical case studies, students gain experience in applying the managerial accounting skills learned. Students will also learn how to screen capital investment projects.

BTCM4450Construction Business Development
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Marketing concepts for the construction professional will be the focus of this course. Lobbying, advertizing, customer relationships and project acquisition will be analyzed. Cyclic economies, governmental spending and emerging economies will also be examined.

HRMT3410Human Resources Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000 or COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE341
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course focuses on the growing dependency on self-directed, collaborative teams in the workplace. Management structures, systems, and processes to create collaborative team environments, and the effects on team performances will be examined. Individual team leadership styles, competencies, strategies, and practices will be assessed in relationship to team members dynamics and performance. Collaborative intelligence team styles, strategies, and practices will be analyzed. Team assessment tools will be used to evaluate team performance, and strategies will be developed to address any gaps in team performance.

Technical Electives - Choose 2

BTCM4110Information Management
  • Open Studies: Not Available

There is a need in the construction industry to manage large amounts of information. The course focuses on the data base design, system implementation and information management through data bases systems. Reporting functions of systems are also examined.

BTCM4120Integrated Construction Software
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Advanced statistics and computer simulation will be presented for application in construction projects. Research of emerging technologies and integrated computer software will be explored.

BTCM4210Construction Equipment Management
  • Open Studies: Not Available

An analytical and economics based approach to the selection, evaluation and implementation of construction equipment. Earthwork, lifting, electric, pneumatic and fuel based equipment and systems will be examined. Actual and hypothetical construction projects will be presented in this course for equipment determination and analysis.

BTCM4320Value Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisites: BTCM3270, BTCM3310.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools related to the area of Value Management (VM). Students will be introduced to the concept of VM along with a systematic approach to VM in construction projects, and will recognize its relationship to other disciplines. Course will cover the topics and tools related to functional analysis system techniques (FAST), need identification, creativity and data gathering techniques, ideation phase, evaluation and prioritization of ideas, and methodologies for idea selection. Students will be also introduced to team selection, and pre-planning and execution of VM workshops for construction projects.

BTCM4359Temporary Works in Construction
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Evaluating the needs and managing the execution of temporary works for construction projects are examined in this course. Selecting appropriate methods and techniques including cost calculation, financial impacts are examined. Temporary works scheduling will also be included within the course.

BTCM4370Alternative Delivery Methods
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Design build, construction management, P3, IPD and various associated payment systems will be examined and reviewed through case studies with recommendations for future projects.

BTCM4410Applications in Building Information Modeling
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course introduces the fundamentals of applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) practices to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) design processes and the stages of estimating/defining the requirements of a construction project. Specific focus on BIM as a management tool during construction project delivery will be examined, using hypothetical and actual construction projects and scenarios.

BTCM4470Advanced Construction Project Management
  • Open Studies: Not Available

Specific construction project management methodology for large scale construction projects including civil, industrial, large institutional and renovation/revamp projects will be examined. The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in large scale projects will be discussed.

BTCM4580International Project Management
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will focus on the management of international projects. Students will study issues that arise in managing international projects, such as the use of international standard forms, project charter, procurement strategies (including joint ventures), cultural differences, risk allocation, human resource issues and project finance. Students are introduced to special considerations in the management of an international construction project including logistical and cultural implications. Other topics include market research, proposal preparation, and negotiation. The implications of cross-cultural differences on project success are studied.

BTCM4680Construction Productivity
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisites: BTCM3270, BTCM3320.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course will explain the components of the construction productivity system. Students will investigate measurements of productivity such as work sampling, craftsman’s questionnaire, foreman delay survey and related techniques, and construction methods improvements such as benchmarking, crew balance chart, flow diagram and process chart, quality circles, safety workers’ motivation and productivity improvement programs. Students will learn to apply these techniques to real construction projects and computer applications.

BTCM4780Facilities Management
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Prerequisite: BTCM3270.
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This course provides the knowledge, skills and tools in the field of facilities management which includes how a facility and its equipment operate and are serviced and maintained to serve its occupants. Students will be introduced to an overview of the concepts and practical methods which facilities managers use to provide a comfortable and healthy environment in a safe and energy efficient manner. Topics include construction, and maintenance and repair of facilities supporting operation of physical structures through application of sustainable and energy efficient concepts. The course focuses on the efficient management of facilities, from concept to installation, and throughout its life cycle.

BTTM4350Construction Jobsite Controls
  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management or the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Managment program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000, STAT3010, COMM3210.
  • Course Equivalencies: BTE435
  • Open Studies: Not Available

This lab/lecture course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage a construction jobsite. Students will become familiar with jobsite layout and the management and coordination of tools, equipment, documents, materials, labor and sub-trades. The role of the project manager with respect to the on-site control of projects will be the course’s primary focus. The general structure of a typical construction company will be presented. The roles and relationships between the company and the on-site manager will be explored.

Tuition

Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,167

Tuition for International Students

Cost Per Credit: $925
Tuition Cap: $8,993

Mandatory Fees

NAITSA: $129
U-Pass: $175
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70

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Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)

Level 3 Term 1: $500
Level 3 Term 2: $500
Level 4 Term 1: $500
Level 4 Term 2: $500


The tuition and fee amounts are valid for the current academic year and are subject to change for subsequent intakes. For financial planning purposes, please use these totals as an approximate estimate of your costs. The approved tuition and fee information for your intake will be available in April.

Dates & Deadlines

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

Application Deadline: Sep 08, 2020

Term Start Date: Sep 08, 2020

Entrance Requirements

There are two pathways for admission into this program:

Pathway A:

  • Successful completion of NAIT Construction Engineering Technology diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.3*
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Pathway B (not available to international applicants):

  • Successful completion of a two-year related diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.3* AND completion of the required prerequisite courses (see below for details).
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of adequate construction management experience from applicants with pertinent diplomas, such as Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, may be required.
  • A resume may be required for applicant who does not have a related diploma in construction management field.

Minimum GPA: Applicants that do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.3 but have a minimum GPA of 1.7 may enroll in the following Open Studies courses:

  1. COMM 3210 Critical Reading and Writing
  2. RSCH 3000 Applied Research Methods
  3. STAT 3010 Statistical Analysis

Completion of these 3 Open Studies courses with a minimum mark of 67% (C+) in each course will satisfy the GPA requirement for the program.

Required Prerequisite Courses: All required prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start date of the program. Please review the course offering dates prior to applying to ensure you select the appropriate program start date on your application.

  • For applicants with a NAIT Civil Engineering Technology Diploma:
  1. CEAC 110 Construction Fundamentals
  2. CEAC 255 Construction Project Management
  • For applicants with a NAIT Architectural, Engineering Design & Drafting, Interior Design, or Landscape Architectural Diploma:
  1. CEAC 230 Quantity Surveying Fundamentals
  2. CEAC 240 Direct Cost Estimating
  3. CEAC 250 Indirect and Conceptual Cost Estimating
  4. CEAC 255 Construction Project Management
  • For applicants with related diplomas (Architectural, Civil Engineering, etc.) that were not awarded by NAIT or applicants with pertinent NAIT diplomas (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.):
  1. CEAC 110 Construction Fundamentals
  2. CEAC 230 Quantity Surveying Fundamentals
  3. CEAC 240 Direct Cost Estimating
  4. CEAC 250 Indirect and Conceptual Cost Estimating
  5. CEAC 255 Construction Project Management

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Students who are conditionally accepted to the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program pending successful completion of bridging courses, may be eligible to take some courses from the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management simultaneously through Open Studies. Please contact the program area at btcm@nait.ca to complete your enrolment in one or more of the following courses: COMM3210, RSCH3000, STAT3010, BTCM3270, and BTCM3310.

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There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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*Program availabilty is subject to change without notice.

Scholarships & Awards

The following scholarships and/or bursaries are available to you as a student in this program. To access your opportunities, visit the Student Portal.

Dr. & Mrs. Sam Shaw Bachelor of Technology Entrance Scholarship $1,400.00
  • Award Amount: $1,400.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to students entering the Bachelor of Technology program. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement from either prior post-secondary or secondary education.

Edmonton Construction Association Awards - BTech in Construction Management - Spring $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 6

Criteria:
Available to first year students of the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program. Award winners will be chosen jointly by students and instructors. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, attitude, performance and adaptability.

NorQuest College - Dave Hoy Achievement Award $1,000.00
  • Award Amount: $1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to a NorQuest College student entering the first year of a Business or Technical program as a full-time student, and who have completed their studies with NorQuest College within the last three years. Awarded on the basis of the highest mark in two combined subjects as follows: if applying to a Technical program the subjects are Math and Science: if applying to a Business program the subjects are Math and English.

Fillmore Construction Leadership Award II $3,000.00
  • Award Amount: $3,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Fillmore Construction is a family owned general contractor based our of Edmonton. They rely heavily on key values: People,Passion, Integrity and Innovation, these values guide all of their actions including the development of this Scholarship. Fillmore Construction has developed a long lasting and valuable relationship with NAIT staff and alumni. Fillmore Construction employs numerous project managers and project coordinators who have graduated from the NAIT CET program. They believe strongly that through providing educational support to students it will help facilitate success in students, success in our local economy and the sustainability in the construction industry. Available to students entering the first year of Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program at NAIT enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits per year. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement upon entrance into the program, exemplifying leadership skills, and contribution to the community. The selected recipient may receive an additional $3,000 upon successfully entering year two of the program and maintaining a minimum average of 75%. Preference may be given to recipients of the Fillmore Construction Leadership Award I.

PCL Century of Construction Excellence Awards - BTech In Construction Management $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
PCL Constructors Inc. has been supporting NAIT students with scholarships for over 20 years, and has employed thousands of NAIT students and graduates. PCL has established this award to recognize students for their academic dedication and leadership achievements. Available to a student enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of top academic achievement in the third year of the program. Students must also submit a short paragraph outlining their interest/passion for the program and career, and demonstrate strong leadership and professionalism skills through involvement in the community or at NAIT.

Women in Technology & Trades Engineering Bursary $2,500.00
  • Award Amount: $2,500.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Available to female students at NAIT who are enrolled in the second year of the following programs: Alternative Energy Technology, Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Technology, Biological Sciences Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Design Technology, Geological Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Landscape Architectural Technology, Materials Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nanotechnology Systems, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Power Engineering 4th Class, Power Engineering Technology, Water and Wastewater Technician. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory academic standing in the previous year.

Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary $2,000.00
  • Award Amount: $2,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

Criteria:
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.

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