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Project Management in the Built Environment (MPM, MASc)

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Program Overview

Format: One-year, full-time or three-year, part-time MPM. Two-year, full-time MASc only.

Degree earned: Master of Project Management, Master of Applied Science

Project management professionals with expertise specific to the built environment are critical to addressing the urgent challenges of the climate crisis and the rapidly changing architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industry. This graduate program offers students the opportunity to explore principles necessary to deliver innovative and sustainable buildings and prepare for careers in AECO project management. 

Gain expertise in managing and delivering projects at any stage of the building lifecycle from planning, design, construction and operations to end-of-life. Learn how your projects can leverage emerging technologies to improve energy efficiency and the occupant experience while reducing carbon emissions.  

This interdisciplinary graduate program offers a two-year, research-focused Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree or a one-year full-time/three-year part-time course-based Master of Project Management (MPM) degree.

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At a Glance

MPM and MASc

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate engineering or science degree (or equivalent degree) from an accredited institution. Sample disciplines include architectural science, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or a related design, applied science or construction field.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement
  • Applicants to the MPM program are expected to have a minimum of 12 months (and preferably 36 months) of experience in the field in the AECO industry

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • Design collaboration
  • Advanced digital design and construction
  • Construction project management
  • Digital fabrication
  • AEC Practice management
  • FM-enabled and lifecycle BIM planning
  • Integrating big data into BIM and Building operations
  • Smart buildings (technologies and/or implementation best practices)
  • Strategic investment in building portfolio retrofits
  • Automated data collection in construction
  • Artificial intelligence applications in built environment
  • IT in project management
  • Data-driven infrastructure asset management
  • Digital Twins
  • PM8001 – Project Delivery from Conception to Project Plan 
  • PM8002 – Project Delivery from Execution to Operations
  • PM8003 - Cost and Schedule
  • PM8004 - The Complex Project
  • PM 8201 Emergent Design & Construction Processes
  • PM8202 – Strategic Leadership and Management in the Built Environment
  • PM8203: International Construction Project Management
  • PM 8204 – Negotiating Legal, regulatory and contractual issues

The CFI-funded Smart Campus Integration and Testing Hub (SCITHub) will provide a living lab for students engaged in smart building and facility management research.

​​Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Email: grdadmit@ryerson.ca
For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Prof. Jenn McArthur
Graduate Program Director
BASc, MASc, PEng
Research Interests: Building information modeling, Facility management, Occupant wellness and productivity, Existing building simulation, etc.
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 554082
Email: jennifer.mcarthur@ryerson.ca

Gang (Daniel) Tian
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 556493
Email: pmbe@ryerson.ca

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates.

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Toronto Metropolitan University, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Toronto Metropolitan University offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.