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					     Project Management
     Specialization


        University of Calgary




PROGRAMME INFORMATION
Project Management
University & Industry
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       Corporate managing of mega projects and businesses is becoming increasingly
competitive. Today’s advanced Project Management is seen as a way to improve
predictability, efficiency and effectiveness on projects. A big part of this success lies in its
demonstrated ability to transfer rigorous research into practical tools, processes and
competencies that can save - and have saved - industry hundreds of millions of documented
dollars as well as time for delivery, with better and more predictable end results. Project
Management Certification helps your employees prepare for the business of tomorrow while
managing the business of today.

       The project management specialization which started in 1983, was the original
brainchild of enthusiastic people from industry who saw the need for formal project
management education and training to encourage the ability for Albertans to successfully
deliver increasingly competitive and challenging capital projects. The project management
advisory council (PMAC), was then formed in 1983 by a group of approximately forty senior
industry personnel and University of Calgary faculty to oversee and guide the development of
the project management specialization. This led the development and direction of the
graduate programme.

       The specialization continued to rely on a dedicated group of individuals primarily from
industry but also from academia to guide its on-going development as it strived to meet the
educational and research needs of future project managers. The research programme was
introduced in 1994 by establishing the NSERC/SSHRC chair in project management for the
management of technological change at the University of Calgary held by Dr. Francis
Hartman and supported by some 40 leading and visionary Alberta corporations.

       Over the years, programs and courses that have been developed and taught in close
cooperation with industry, are offered to practicing engineers, project managers and key
project management support personnel in those areas recognized by industry as essential for
the effective execution of capital projects.

       Project management research has been undertaken in several areas supported by
many industrial partners. This added value by creating a better relationship between industry
and the programme that not only established unique opportunities for students to be actively
involved in groundbreaking research but also brought value-added benefits to industrial
partners. Project Management programme has several strong links with international partners
for both training and research in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Academic & Industry Collaborations
Teaching and Industry
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The Project Management Specialization benefits from the hands-on di-
rection of leaders in industry. It would not have been possible for the
Specialization to attain its current level of teaching or research had it not
been for the generous support of NSERC, SSHRC, industry and the
academic community. The Project Management Specialization grate-
fully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors and supporters.



Natural Sciences and Engineering          Imperial Oil Resources Canada
Research Council (NSERC)                  International Colin Energy
Social Sciences and Humanities            James R. Booker
Research Council (SSHRC)                  John M. Fisher & Associates
Organization for Project Advancement      KPMG Consulting Inc.
and Leadership (OPAL)                     Ledcor Construction Ltd.
Agra Monenco Inc.                         Ledcor Industrial Ltd.
Alberta Building Trades                   M.J. Lyzaniwski
Association for the Advancement of        Majestic Pipelines
Cost Engineering, International           Mitsubishi Oil America Ltd.
(AACEI)                                   Morrison Hershfield Ltd.
Aristos Corp.
ATCO                                      Mutual Life of Canada
Bantrel Inc.                              Natco Canada Ltd.
Bantrel Constructors Ltd.                 Nortel Networks
Barry Horkoff                             Nova Gas Transmission
Bird Construction Ltd.                    Optima Engineering and
Calgary Construction Association          Constructors Ltd. (Hatch Optima)
CANA                                      Lernard Pakulak
Canadian Construction Research            PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd.
Board                                     Parkland Oilfield Ltd.
Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd.        PCL Constructors Management
Canron Inc.                               Inc.
Cargill Ltd.                              Petro-Canada Oil and Gas
CH2M Hill Engineering                     Praxair Canada Inc.
Christian Labour Association              Progas Ltd.
City of Calgary                           Project Management Institute,
City of Edmonton                          Southern Alberta Chapter (PMI
Colin Lawson Projects Ltd.                SAC)
Construction Labour Relations             Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Construction Owner’s Association of       Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd.
Alberta                                   Revay and Associates
Construction Research Institute of
Canada.                                   Ron Murch
Con-Force Structures Ltd.                 SC Resources
Conrad Loban Consulting                   Shaw Industries Ltd.
CS Resources Ltd.                         Shell Canada Ltd.
David Price                               SNC Lavalin Inc.
Delta Hudson Engineering Ltd.             Spartan Controls Ltd.
Earth Tech Ltd. (formerly Reid            Stuart Olson.
Crowther & Partners Ltd.)                 Suncor Energy Inc
EllisDon Construction Services Ltd.       Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Flint Engineering and Construction Ltd.   T.F. Scott Consultants Ltd.
Fluor Daniel Canada Ltd.                  The Cohos Evamy & Partners
Flint Engineering and Construction Ltd.   Tiger Resources Ltd.
Fluor Daniel Canada Ltd.                  TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.
General Electric Canada Ltd.              Tri Ocean Engineering
General Dynamics Canada Ltd.              VECO Engineering Ltd.
Graham Construction and Engineering       Wendy Palmer
Inc.
Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.
Kayla Takaoka
Harris Canada Inc.
 Project management Education
 Courses
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Fundamentals of Project Management ENCI/BSEN 691
Application of management principles to project environment, planning, control, scope,
time, cost processes; project organization, HR issues. Students review a current major
capital project and submit and defend a project report.

Project Planning and Control ENCI 697
Strategic and tactical planning, planning for scope, quality, time and cost; selection and
implementation of project management information systems, economic and risk analysis;
planning for construction
labour relations.

Managing Human Resources HROD 601
Leadership style, behavior; interpersonal effectiveness and self-awareness; group
dynamics; organizational change; application to project environment.

Project External Issues BSEN 719
Corporate influences; financial interfaces; sources of funds lending environment, owner’s
and lender’s risks; government involvement; regulatory requirements; public interfaces;
public information.

Project Engineering Management ENCI 693
Role of the engineer manager in the PM team. The engineering firm, its organization
and function; project development, project control; design control; scope and estimate
control; interfaces with procurement and construction; responsibility in project
commissioning, start-up and operations.

Project Procurement and Logistics OPMA 719
Procurement planning activities; commercial practice; tendering; bid evaluation;
negotiation and award; contract administration; logistics management; transportation;
warehousing and inventory management; modularization; regulatory requirements;
customs; claims.

Project Construction Management ENCI 695
Design/construction responsibilities and processes; project options for the management
of construction; documents, pre-construction operations and estimating; labour relations;
contractor(s) responsibility in commissioning, start-up and operations; risk; quality,
changes and extras, safety claims and disputes; constructability; value engineering.

Law for Project Managers ENCI 699
Basics of law; law of tender; law of tort; role of the project manager; insurance; bonds;
builders liens; labour law; intellectual property; avoidance of claims and disputes; ADR,
the arbitration act; future trends in contracting.

Advanced Project Management Practices and Principles ENCI 689
Advance principles of project management, including concepts from S.M.A.R.T. Project
Management TM1 including findings from research and advanced project management
principles.

Computer Simulation and Analytical Tools ENCI 619.61
Design and development of computer simulation models for hypothetical applications in
project management for both pre-implementation (pre-construction) and implementation
(construction) phases. Remaining content includes the similar developments and
applications using traditional and modern analytical tools such as neural networks, fuzzy
set theory, linear programming, dynamic programming, Markov theory, etc.


TM 1
       Trademark owned by Francis Hartman Holdings Ltd.
Programme Degrees
Degrees and Diplomas
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Diploma of the Schulich School of Engineering (DIPE) and the
Haskayne School of Business in Project Management Specialization
(DipH)
The Schulich School of Engineering and the Haskayne School of Business jointly
sponsor a diploma program providing additional special qualifications in the area
of Project Management which leads to the Diploma of the Schulich School of
Engineering and of the Haskayne School of Business in Project Management.
This program is intended primarily for professionals engaged in practice who are
not interested in the MSc or MEng degrees.

Master of Engineering (MEng) Course-Based / Thesis Based
The MEng degree most often taken on a part-time basis, normally takes four to
six years of part-time study beyond a Bachelor's degree or two years of full-time
study. Holders of a Bachelor's degree from disciplines other than Engineering or
Science are required to complete a minimum of 10 make-up courses with a
minimum GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale before admission. In exceptional
circumstances, students who do not meet the entrance requirements (but have
BSc degrees in the same or equivalent Engineering discipline and a GPA of at
least 2.7) may be considered for admission after upgrading requirements have
been met.

Master of Science (MSc) Thesis Based
The MSc is a research based degree that normally takes two years of full-time
study beyond a Bachelor's degree. The program requires a thesis, which is a
contribution to knowledge in the Project Management discipline. The MSc is
regarded as a valuable terminal degree as well as preparation for doctoral study.
Holders of a Bachelor's degree from disciplines other than Engineering or
Science are required to complete a minimum of 10 make-up courses with a
minimum GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale before admission. In exceptional
circumstances, students who do not meet the entrance requirements (but have
BSc degrees in the same or equivalent Engineering discipline and a GPA of at
least 2.7) may be considered for admission after upgrading requirements have
been met.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD is a research based degree that normally takes three years of full-time
study following a Master's degree or four years following a Bachelor's degree.
The major requirement is the successful completion of a thesis, which is an
original and significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline. The program
is intended for exceptional individuals who plan to pursue a career in research.

Open Studies Students
All open studies students must get prior approval to take Project Management
courses from a Project Management academic staff member in the form of a
signature on the application form. The application form must be completed and
sent or taken to the Project Management office with a resume and transcripts for
approval. When the form is signed by the academic staff member, it is the
 Entrance & Programme Requirements
 Degrees and Diplomas
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Diploma (DipE, DipH)
Entrance Requirements
 − Completed Undergraduate Application form submitted to the Registrar's office.
 − Proof of proficiency in the English language for applicants whose primary language is not
    English. A minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based), 580 (written) or 233 (computer).
 − Original transcripts from all post secondary institutions showing a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of
    4).
 − Non refundable application fee.
 − Admission may be granted to holders of an equivalent qualification or experience as deter-
    mined by the Director of the Project Management Specialization.
 − Approval is required from the Haskayne School of Business for DipH and the Schulich School
    of Engineering for DipE.
 − September admission only.
Programme Requirements
 − 8 half courses (6 must be graduate level courses in Project Management).
 − Courses which fall within the undergraduate program in the area of Project Management will
    not normally be credited toward the diploma.
 − Maintain GPA of at least 2.5 in each course (minimum passing grade is "C").
 − Maximum completion time is six years.

Master of Engineering (MSc)
Entrance Requirements
 − Completed application form.
 − One set of original transcripts (and degree certificates if applicable) from all post-secondary
    institutions attended. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4) in Batchelor's degree (engineering or
    science discipline) is required.
 − Current resume.
 − Proof of proficiency in the English language for applicants whose primary language is not
    English. A minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based), 580 (written) or 233 (computer).
 − Three reference letters.
 − A letter of intent outlining career goals and how the Project Management degree program
    would help to achieve those goals.
 − Non refundable application fee
Programme Requirements
 − In addition to Faculty requirements, the department normally requires:
 − 4-8 half courses (at least 2 at graduate level).
 − Research and thesis work as a major component of the program.
 − Maximum completion time is four years.
 − Full- or part-time study.

Master of Science (MEng)
Entrance Requirements
 − Completed application form.
 − One set of original transcripts (and degree certificates if applicable) from all post-secondary
    institutions attended. A minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4) in Bachelor's degree is required.
 − Current resume showing a minimum of 5 years relevant industrial work experience.
 − Proof of proficiency in the English language for applicants whose primary language is not
    English. A minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based), 580 (written) or 233 (computer).
 − Three reference letters.
 − A letter of intent outlining career goals and how the Project Management degree program
    would help to achieve those goals.
 − Non refundable application fee.
 Entrance & Programme Requirements
 Degrees and Diplomas
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Master of Science (MEng) (continued)
Programme Requirements
In addition to Faculty requirements, the department normally requires:
Course-Based
 − 10-12 half courses including a minimum of six project management graduate level half courses.
 − Comprehensive oral and written final examination.
 − Maximum completion time is six years.
− Full-time or part-time study.
Thesis/Project Based
 − 5-8 half courses
 − Comprehensive oral final examination.
 − A project/thesis related to original analysis and/or design.
 − Maximum completion time is six years.
 − Full-time or part-time study.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Entrance Requirements
 − Completed application form.
 − One set of original transcripts (and degree certificates if applicable) from all post-secondary institutions
    attended.
 − A minimum admission grade point average of 3.50 on a four-point scale or equivalent for both bache-
    lor's and master's degrees.
 − Current resume.
 − Proof of proficiency in the English language for applicants whose primary language is not English. A
    minimum TOEFL score of 93 (Internet-based), 580 (written) or 233 (computer).
 − Three reference letters.
 − A letter of intent outlining career goals and how the Project Management degree program would help
    to achieve those goals.
 − Non refundable application fee.
Programme Requirements
− Must obtain credit in a minimum of 6 half courses beyond a Bachelor's degree and 2-6 half courses
    beyond a Master's degree (specific course requirements determined by students' supervisory commit-
    tees).
− Completion subject to successful research proposal, candidacy examination and comprehensive oral
    examination.
− Maximum completion time is six years.
− Full-time study only

Open Studies Students
    All open studies students must get prior approval to take Project Management courses from
    a Project Management academic staff member in the form of a signature on the application
    form. The application form must be completed and sent or taken to the Project Management
    office with a resume and transcripts for approval. When the form is signed by the academic
    staff member, it is the student's responsibility to take or send it to the Registrar's office for
    registration in the course.
    The Registrar requires payment and official transcripts from all high schools and/or post-
    secondary institutions attended. Students submitting transcripts in a language other than
    English must provide certified English translations of those documents. Students whose na-
    tive language is not English are required to provide proof of proficiency in English by pass-
    ing the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination with a minimum score
    of 233, 93 or 580 (paper based test).
Important Information
Degrees and Diplomas
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Limited Enrollment
Space within the programme is limited and subject to applicant qualifications and
supervisor research area and availability. Please consult the University of Calgary
Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar for more detailed programme requirements.


Documents
All documents submitted with an application become the property of the University of
Calgary and will not be returned to the applicant.


Deadlines
The application deadline for the degree programs is May 15 for September admission.
The application deadline for the degree programs is September 15 for January
admission. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

The application deadline for the Diploma is February 1 for international students
residing outside Canada and the USA. The application deadline for the Diploma is April
1 for domestic students (see http://www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/important_dates.html).


Advanced Credit
Requests for advance credit must be made when applying for the degree program.
Credit will not be given for course work taken as part of another completed degree/
diploma or for courses taken to bring the grade point average to a required level for
admission. Successful completion of “make-up” work does not guarantee admission. It
is recommended that applicants discuss this option with the Departmental Graduate
Student Advisor before taking any courses.


Additional Requirements
All full-time Master of Science and Doctoral students are required to register and
participate in the Research Seminar Course (ENCI 601) in each Fall and Winter term.


University Calendar
The University of Calgary Calendar provides detailed information on courses and
regulations. Should information here differ from that in the University of Calgary
Calendar, the Calendar as published takes precedence. Students are encouraged to
obtain a University of Calgary Calendar (available at the University Bookstore). The
University of Calgary Calendar is also available on the World Wide Web at
www.ucalgary.ca.
Frequently Asked Questions
Degrees and Diplomas
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What is the first step to applying as an open studies student?
Pick up an Open Studies Student Application and Registration form from the Registrar's office or the
Department of Civil Engineering, or download the form online: Open Studies Student Application and
Registration Form.
Once I have an open studies registration form completed, where do I return it, and with
what attachments?
All open studies students must get prior approval to take Project Management courses from a Project
Management academic staff member by way of a signature on the application form. The application
form must be completed and sent or taken to the Project Management office with a resume for
approval. When the form is signed by the PM academic staff member, it is the student's responsibility to
take or send it to the Registrar's office for registration in the course. The Registrar requires payment,
original transcripts and proof of English language proficiency.
Registration for open studies students with a degree begins August 1. Non-degree open studies
students will be permitted to register on August 15 for remaining spaces. Please note the deadline is the
last business day prior to the beginning of classes.
Who do I talk to regarding applications to graduate programmes specializing in project
management?
Susan Anand - Project Management Administrator in the Civil Engineering Dept. office, telephone: (403)
220-4816, fax: (403) 282-7026, email: anands@ucalgary.ca.
Where can I find additional information on the graduate programmes in the Department of
Civil Engineering?
You can look on the University of Calgary web site, under the Faculty of Graduate Studies calendar
pages. You may also find information on scholarships and teaching assistantships via the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
How much does it cost for me to take one half course as an open studies student?
Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website "Fees" for cost.
Can I check my registration and file, add/change/remove courses on the Internet?
Yes, in most cases once you register, you can do all this on line by going to the University of Calgary
Infonet home page.
Where can I obtain further information about attending the University of Calgary and
financial assistance?
Please refer to the following link for prospective students:
(http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/students/prospectivestudents/)
Please refer to the following link for awards:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/students/awards/awards/award_index.html
What happens after I apply?
After the application deadline passes, department form a committee in order to review all of the
applications they have received. It is the responsibility of the department or graduate program
concerned to ensure that the applicant is, in all relevant respects, acceptable to the department and
that the student's proposed program is aligned with the availability of resources for adequate
supervision and research, and with program balance, as appropriate. Please note that admission to
graduate programs is highly competitive, all graduate programs have limited enrolment capabilities, and
there is no general right of admission. The committee not only considers the applicant's credentials, but
also reviews the availability of resources for supervision and research, departmental research objectives,
program balance, and so forth. The committee, after deciding which students they would like to have
admitted into their department, will then pass on those applications to the Faculty of Graduate studies
and recommend that they be accepted for admission into the Faculty. The Faculty of Graduate Studies
subsequently reviews those applications to ensure that the students meet the minimum requirements
for admission. If those requirements are met then the Faculty of Graduate Studies notifies the student
that he/she has been accepted into the Faculty.
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