Project Management (PM)

The Certificate in Project Management will give you the theoretical background and practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your career and meet challenges in the industry. The PM program offers the following:

  • a unique opportunity to specialize; you can choose the general program or programming geared to one of three industry-specific areas
  • hands-on, practical programming through university-level courses that are governed by Ryerson University’s rigorous academic standards
  • registration with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® as an Education Provider since 2001 (received the PMI Professional Development Provider of the Year Award - Academic Category in 2007)
  • practitioner instructors that are either subject experts or currently working as project managers
  • highly motivated students; 75% of students have university degrees and most have 5-10 years of business experience, which can provide excellent networking opportunities

See Certificate and Course Information for program details.

Note: CTEC 210 has replaced CKPM 202.

Professional Development

You can receive an acknowledgement of professional achievement once you have successfully completed three courses as follows:

Professional Development Award: Project Management requires completion of any three of the following courses: CTEC 210, CKPM 203, CKPM 209, CKPM 211, CKPM 217, CKPM 219.

The three courses must be completed within three years of your registration in the first course. The courses may be applied to the Project Management certificate (students intending to complete a certificate must register in the certificate before completion of the professional development award). Once you have successfully completed the three courses, email with your name, student number, and the three courses you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.

Condensed Scheduling Options

Condensed offerings represent one aspect of The Chang School’s innovative programming. For learners there are two options to complete courses in a condensed format:

Option 1

Through an intensive, 14-week program, CKPM 999 Project Management Bootcamp participants can complete six of the eight courses for the Certificate in Project Management, and access specialized support in preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

Option 2

By following an intensive schedule, it is possible to earn the certificate in two terms over 26 weeks by taking three courses in the first term and five courses in the second term.


Academic Coordinator Dr. John Estrella talks about the basics of project management: