MINISTRY-APPROVED PROGRAM TITLE: Honours Bachelor of Construction Management
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The Honours Bachelor of Construction Management (HBCM) program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities they will need to succeed in a career in the industrial, residential, institutional or commercial construction industries. Graduates of the HBCM program will be prepared to make meaningful contributions to the prosperity, sustainability and resiliency of Ontario’s economic future.
As Ontario’s construction sector enjoys sustained and significant expansion, the growing demand for skilled workers continues to create excellent employment opportunities for knowledgeable and well-prepared graduates to fill the estimated 118,000 new construction sector jobs that will be created over the next 15 years.
It is anticipated that demand for well-trained employees will be even more pronounced in occupations that require an advanced level of skill, such as construction managers, estimators, job site superintendents and project managers.
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Durham College has been granted consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting December 21, 2020. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, DC will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. DC will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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This unique program takes advantage of access to state-of-the art facilities and resources the Whitby campus. Students will acquire the knowledge and expertise necessary to fill roles in leadership and management positions in the construction industry.
Students will gain a firm grounding in the theory, principles and practices of construction science, as well as the business acumen and leadership skills to effectively facilitate the management of construction projects to successful completion. They have a further opportunity to advance their learning through two 14-week field placements.
HBCM graduates will have the foundational knowledge to pursue additional certifications including the Gold-Seal Certified (GSC) by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and Construction Estimator Certified (CEC) by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS), Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), In addition, graduates of the program will have the knowledge and skills to pursue further graduate study in construction management or related fields.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements.Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Through two field placements, one optional, students will synthesize in-class theory and real-world experience. The final semester of this program also includes an integrative project that allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to successfully complete a construction project through the entire lifecycle as part of a team. Students use research about construction materials, theory and methods in order to successfully bring their project to completion and leverage their technical, analytical and creative skills to solve problems that arise during the project.
Graduates of the Honours Bachelor of Construction Management will be eligible to pursue graduate education. Credential recognition currently exists for the following graduate-level programs:
Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program at Durham College are eligible to apply to transfer into the Honours Bachelor of Construction Management degree program, receiving up to 45 transfer credits of the 120 degree level credits, resulting in a reduced course load.
Students will begin the program in the fourth semester and complete the program in five semesters.
All eligible applicants to the Honours Bachelor of Construction Management degree program for September 2023, with a combined minimum non-weighted average of 75 percent and higher, will be considered to receive a first-year entrance award:
For more information, please contact Admission Services.