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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Durham College’s Schools of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and Renewable Technology (START); Science and Engineering and Technology (SET); and Business, IT and Management (BITM) will share in the delivery of this unique program. Taking advantage of access to state-of-the art facilities and resources at both the Oshawa and Whitby campuses, 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, with the opportunity to synthesize 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 Insitute (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 and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2022-23 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
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 2022, with a combined minimum non-weighted average of 80%, will be considered to receive a first-year entrance award.