Project Management for Technical Professionals

This certificate program will prepare professionals with technical backgrounds such as engineers, information technology professionals, scientists, environmentalists, and other technical professionals to become employed in middle-level management (MLM) positions in the field of project management. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in estimating, scheduling, risk analysis, quality assurance, leadership, problem-solving, and Canadian workplace culture and communication.

Certificate graduates will increase opportunities for career advancement or employability by acquiring a level of knowledge and expertise that will permit them to move into project management roles. This certificate will help prepare students to write the Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Certificate graduates will be eligible to continue on to the Certificate in Project Management and/or the Certificate in Program and Portfolio Management, both offered by The Chang School.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/pmtp.

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Admission Criteria

Eligible applicants must have the following:

Internationally Educated Professionals

  • An undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a related field
  • Be an accepted and registered participant in the Gateway for International Professionals’ Middle-level Managers (MLM) with Technical Background Bridging Program
  • Be a legal resident of Ontario at the time of application, and be eligible to work in Canada
  • Have resided in Canada for no more than 10 years
  • Be an internationally educated professional in a suitable technical discipline
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency through any of Ryerson University’s approved English language proficiency test scores

OR

All Other Applicants

OSSD with six Grade 12 U or M credits, or equivalent; persons lacking some of these requirements will be considered on an individual basis taking into account work-related experience and maturity.

Admission Application

An admission application is required for this program. A pre-approval process will be conducted by the program manager, including an orientation/information session, a one-on-one interview, and a language assessment. For more information, contact mlm@ryerson.ca or 416.979.5000, ext. 2713.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Course

CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management


Electives (select a total of five courses)

Electives – Group A (select three)

CKPM 123   Project Management:  Strategic Project Mgt (Tech Prof)
CKPM 207   Project Management:  Project Management Systems
CKPM 211   Project Management:  Leadership in Project Management
CKPM 212   Project Management:  Project Cost and Procurement Management
CKPM 216   Project Management:  Project Management Internship
CKPM 456   Project Management:  Enterprise Project Mgt (Tech Prof)


Electives – Group B (select two)

CCMN 114   Communication:  Short Management Reports
CCMN 432   Communication:  Communication in the Engineering Professions
CDCE 330   Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC):  Effective Persuasion and Public Speaking
CDCE 400   Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC):  Exploring Leadership Skills
CDCE 910   Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC):  Effective Oral Communication
CMHR 405   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change


Note to registered certificate program students
Required Course
CKPM 202 deleted.
CTEC 210 added.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CCMN 114   Communication:  Short Management Reports
CKPM 207   Project Management:  Project Management Systems
CKPM 211   Project Management:  Leadership in Project Management
CKPM 212   Project Management:  Project Cost and Procurement Management
CKPM 216   Project Management:  Project Management Internship
CMHR 405   Human Resources:  Organizational Behaviour
CMHR 650   Human Resources:  Management of Change
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management