Project Management

This one-year post-grad program is designed for university and college graduates looking for a career in the project management sector. You’ll gain the in-depth knowledge, competencies, skills, tools, and techniques required to plan and execute projects that achieve organizational goals on time and on budget. This program also addresses emerging industry trends through project management courses that cover agile project management, recovery, risk, quality and leadership.


Project Management is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program. The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge is an integral part of the program curriculum. 

Upon completion of the first semester of the program, you’ll be eligible for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, an entry-level designation offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As well, you’ll be prepared to pursue PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) designation after completing the prescribed period of professional project management experience.

Available in a traditional in-class format with a September, January and May admission and is available as a fully online project management program, full-time or part-time.

Laptop and technical requirements

Please note, this program requires a laptop. It is recommended that students use a PC laptop vs. a Mac laptop, as Windows is required to be able to load program-specific software. For more information on specific requirements, visit the Laptop Requirements page on the Fanshawe CONNECTED website.

For this program, Microsoft Project is mandatory and is only available on Windows. While it is possible to run Windows on a Mac, it requires additional software such as Apple's Bootcamp utility, as well as additional storage on your Mac, and possibly more memory. It is recommended that you contact Fanshawe CONNECTED regarding suitability of this approach with your specific Mac computer.


Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Project Management program can expect to find employment opportunities with public or private sector organizations of all sizes serving a variety of fields (e.g., information technology, construction, transportation, education, manufacturing, health care). They will be prepared for a variety of roles, from entry level to senior management, depending on prior education and/or work experience:

  • project assistant
  • project management assistant
  • project coordinator
  • project manager
  • project management specialist
  • project scheduler
  • project accountant
  • project administrator
  • project supervisor
  • project management consultant
  • project analyst
  • project engineer


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Project Management program:

Project Management and Inside Sales Support

Support contractor sales activities and project management.

Project Manager/Estimator

Prepare estimates of materials, labour, equipment and sub-contract pricing for projects based on contract bids, quotations, drawings and specifications.

Account Coordinator

Provide administrative, internal coordination and research support to account managers to help ensure the effective execution of client projects.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project at all times focused on project success as defined by project stakeholders;
  2. Align the project to the organization’s strategic plan, quality assurance processes and business justification throughout its lifecycle;
  3. Define and manage the overall scope of the project, deliverables, constraints, performance criteria, benchmarks (including financial) and resource requirements in consultation with project stakeholders;
  4. Implement project management knowledge processes, lifecycle and concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve project success as defined by the stakeholder(s);
  5. Adapt projects in response to issues that arise internally and externally providing creative and flexible solutions;
  6. Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences to ensure a collaborative project environment;
  7. Manage communications to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposition of project information to aid in the achievement of project objectives;
  8. Implement general business concepts, practices, and tools to facilitate project success;
  9. Apply appropriate legal and ethical standards in the planning of projects to meet industry and client expectations;
  10. Adapt project management practices to meet the needs of stakeholders from multiple sectors of the economy (i.e., consulting, government, arts, media);
  11. Apply project management practices to the launch of new programs, initiatives, products, services, and events relative to the needs of stakeholders;
  12. Develop a comprehensive project plan that includes planning and control procedures, resource management, and risk management plans.


Program Availability

Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Online
2022 September
2023 January
2023 May

Part Time Offerings

2022 September
London - Online
2023 January
London - Online

International Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2023 January
2023 May

Program Details

Program Code

Program Coordinator:

Derek Hemington, MBA, BSc, PMP, P.Eng

Day Time
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 weeks

Admission Requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
Five years of work experience in the project management field as judged by the College to be equivalent*


  • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation

Recommended Academic Preparation

  • It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program:
    -  Mathematics
    -  Business Communication
    -  Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.
Applicant Selection Criteria

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements


Year 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1
MGMT-6054Project Strategic Management4
Students will learn how to include projects in a strategic management plan and how to employ appropriate project selection criteria methods. Students will learn and use a number of financial models such as net present value, return on investment and pay back periods and their impacts to the development of a strategic management strategy. Alternative project management methodologies such as Agile Development, Lean Project Management and Waterfall will also be introduced. Students will also create a communication/justification plan for senior managers and stakeholders.
MGMT-6055Project Scope & Requirements4
Students will learn the skills to define, analyze, verify, control and lead project scope. They will also identify, collect and document project requirements, create a requirements plan, communicate and implement project requirements. Students will learn how to create and align a project charter to strategic organizational plans and satisfy stakeholder expectations. Students will also create and manage a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), as well as learn decomposition techniques and their impacts to project scope.
MGMT-6056Project Cost Management3
Students will develop the competences to define project costs within the planning phases, as well as the skills to estimate using such methods such as analogues, bottom-up and top down. Students will learn to analyze, translate and adapt the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) into a project budget and assess the linkages of positive and/or negative impacts and take appropriate action as required. Students will analyze project status and react to project changes, access the impacts and assess PERT analysis, cost and schedule performance within the context of project management to ensure cost control.
MGMT-6057Contemporary Business Management3
The objectives of this course are to explore the various contemporary and functional areas of business processes in Canada and to compare and contrast interrelationship within these domains. Students will research recent business phenomena to analyze business concepts as they relate to major business trends. They will discover how projects are affected by governance models, government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, ethics, social responsibility and community-related philanthropy.
MGMT-6058Project Time Management3
This course will teach students the skills to manage the time dimension of projects. They will become familiar with estimating strategies, critical path identification, project float analysis, and defining and sequencing project activities using Network Diagrams and Gantt Charts. Students will also define, sequence, estimate resources and tasks to develop and control project schedules. The curriculum gives the students the abilities to develop and measure the Earned Value Management (EVM) process and track actions to control project schedules.
COMM-6019Advanced Professional Communication3
This course focuses on refining and advancing students workplace communication abilities. The advanced communication documents and strategies covered include presentation skills, research skills, business document writing, meeting and management team strategies, business etiquette, and advanced employment communications. Additionally, students learn about interpersonal and intercultural communication (high/low and monochromic/polychromic context) concepts and strategies.
MGMT-6059Project Management Software Applications3
The course will give students the ability to use project management software tools to optimize the project schedule, update and control a project as well as communicate aspects of the project to stakeholders. Students will learn to enter project tasks, estimate tasks, determine dependencies, incorporate deadlines and constraints, and assign resource calendars. Students will learn to manage project resource data and optimize resources to assignments. They will use software to conduct project analysis, develop reports, and manage changes. A final group project activity will incorporate theoretical and practical concepts learned throughout the course.
MGMT-6061Agile Project Development3
Students learn the skills of Agile Project Development for high risk, high change projects. They determine how to develop and manage the product backlog, create and use effective users stories and develop project use cases to manage project requirements. Students role-play as ScrumMaster leader and run mock planning sessions, re-planning session, planning poker, risk and retrospective sessions. Students will estimate project tasks using story points analyze and manage the project scope and expectations with stakeholders to deliver on the project.
MGMT-6062Project Risk & Quality4
In the first half of this course students learn to lead, plan, identify, and perform qualitative and quantitative project risk analysis. Students will also learn to develop risk response plans and monitor and control project risks. In the second half of the course, students learn how to lead and build quality into projects using total quality management and lean methodologies. Students will learn how to lead, analyze, plan, perform and control a quality plan that includes using techniques such as histograms, cause and effect diagrams, Six Sigma and control charts.
MGMT-6063Project Procurement3
Students will explore the various methodologies of procurement within the project management context. They will develop a vendor management plan and a project procurement strategy and then create, execute and control the procurement plan. Students will determine the make or buy decision and communicate the rationale to key stakeholders and project vendors. Students will also evaluate source selection criteria, contract and the legalities of project procurement for their own business and within a business. Students will learn about negotiation strategies and apply them as they execute and control the project procurement plan.
MGMT-6064Project Leadership & Management3
This course establishes the leadership skills to create, organize, manage, control, analyze, and adapt project teams. Students will acquire the practical leadership skills to communicate strategic business goals and create an effective Human Resources (HR) plan, to communicate and influence project teams, stakeholders and senior management to ensure project success, and to identify and acquire organizational resources for a project. The course also focuses on program and project leadership, the various methods of leadership, project integration and assesses legal and ethical project management issues. This course is used to pull all of the other project management courses in this program together into a consolidated whole, and gives the student a higher-level leadership view of portfolio, program and project management.
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Tuition Summary


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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.