The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program will provide you with leading-edge instruction in project management best practices, project leadership, team dynamics and project negotiations. The curriculum delivers the progressive tools you need to contribute and thrive in this rapidly growing profession. Our combination of online and on-campus learning gives you the opportunity to further your education while keeping your current career on track.

Royal Roads University is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)® with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Project Management Professionals (PMP’s)® can earn Professional Development Units (PDU's) toward maintenance of PMP® credential upon completion of this program.

Upon successful completion, graduates can apply for transfer credit in select Royal Roads University’s master's programs with a portion of the tuition waived.

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Who It’s For

Designed for professionals with a minimum of two years’ work experience, this program provides you with the advanced project management skills you need to achieve outstanding results – in your organization and career. Here, industry professionals help you further develop a robust foundation in project management and apply that knowledge within an organization.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.


ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity

The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offenses. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.

Course Credits: 0.0

PJMN500: The Right Side of Project Management

Combines the tools and techniques needed to manage risk, time and costs effectively, with the essential humanistic components of project leadership. Students can expect to gain critical stakeholder engagement techniques, including negotiation, conflict resolution, change leadership and collaboration in conjunction with a practical focus and application on the constraints faced on any project: time limits, human resources, materials, budget and specifications

Course Credits: 3.0

PJMN501: Managing Complex Projects

Project managers use specific proven techniques and strategies for achieving outstanding results. Several models have evolved to provide contextual frameworks for integrating projects within an organization’s strategic goals. This course includes and examines the benefits realization approach and the SMART (strategically managed, aligned, regenerative and transitional) model.

Course Credits: 3.0

PJMN502: Project Planning and Scheduling

Examines the constraints faced by every project manager in any project and timeframe, budget, human resources, specifications, equipment and material without letting the constraints limit innovation and creativity. The course introduces techniques for work breakdown structure development, estimating, forecasting, evaluating and forecasting, monitoring and reporting costs and interpreting earned-value data.

Course Credits: 3.0


  • Understand project management models, life cycles and project integration management
  • Apply project management fundamentals, including the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge®
  • Develop strategies for estimating, evaluating, forecasting, monitoring and reporting costs, and interpreting earned-value data
  • Master techniques to motivate others and embrace their role in project management
  • Engage with the processes through which organizations, practices, and projects are managed
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Last updated January 5, 2019
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Sep 24, 2019
6 months
8,023 CAD
Tuition costs are for the entire program: $8,023 (International students), $6,410 (Domestic students).
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End Date
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