Program calendar icon Program Length

  • 1 Year

Program credential icon Credential

  • Graduate Diploma

Program location icon Location Offered

  • Nanaimo

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management Program

The GDPM is an integrated, cohort based program with a specialization in project management. Students will be immersed in the core theories supporting the specialization before demonstrating their knowledge in an integrative Applied Project. Elective courses will advance their understanding in an area of interest.

Fall Semester

Credits

GDPM 502 - (Project Management Essentials)

3

GDPM 505 - (Project Management Scope and Schedule)

3

GDPM 515 - (Project Management Cost and Schedule Control)

3

Semester Total

9

Spring Semester   

Credits

GDPM 510 - (Project Management Risk Assessment)

3

GDPM 520 - (Project Management Systems)

3

GDPM 525 - (Research Methods)

3

Elective*

Select one of:

GDIT 510 - (Global Supply Chain Management)
GDPM 540 - (Quantitative Decision Modeling)
GDPM 550 - (Forecasting in Business and Economics)

3

Semester Total

12

Summer Semester

Credits

GDPM 590 - (Applied Project)

6

Elective*

Select one of:

GDPM 545 - (Contract & Procurement Management)
GDPM 555 - (Operations Management)
GDPM 560 - (Project Management in Marketing)

3

Semester Total

9

Total Program Credits

30

* Elective courses will be offered based on student demand and faculty availability. All elective courses may not be offered in every semester/year.

Completion Requirements

The Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of required coursework including the Applied Project with a minimum of a "C" grade in any course and an overall "C+" GPA for the program.

The program has minimum standards as follows:

1-Year* Graduate Program

*Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma in one year can be affected by course availability and the previous academic and work related experience of the individual candidate.

Notes on Admission

  • This is a competitive admission process with limited seats in the program. Applicants who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.
  • Priority admission will be given to graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Business (GCIB) who have a minimum "C+" grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with the above noted admission requirements as well as individuals whose background, and prior work and study indicate preparation for careers in project management.

Program Regulations

Special regulations once a student has been admitted to the program are as follows:

Applied Project Extension: The program has been designed with the intention that the Applied Project will be started and completed within the one semester, however, there may be situations where extra time is required. Students will have the ability to request a project extension. In no instance shall there be more than two extensions.

The GDPM provides a specialization in project management that can lead to the designation of Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Students can expect to work in a variety of project management jobs in industries such as construction, information technology (IT), manufacturing and service.

Vancouver Island’s recent industrial and infrastructural growth facilitates numerous firms in initiating new projects and there is a great demand for qualified project management professionals to run these projects successfully. To satisfy these demands the Vancouver Island Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) is constantly working with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to produce qualified project management professionals. The Chapter President also expressed their willingness to assist our students in connecting them with a company for their applied project. 

 

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees Amount
Tuition (30 credits x $589.93 per credit) 17,697.90
Student Activity fee (30 credits x $9.79 per credit) 293.70
VIU Students' Union fee (12 months x $26.59 per month) 319.08
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Notes

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer. 

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.


International Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees per Program Amount
Tuition 22,973.10
Ancillary Fee (30 credits x $39.68 per credit) 1,190.40
VIU Students' Union fee (12 months x $26.59 per month) 319.08
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Notes

 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus Options
Next Intake(s):

September 3, 2024.

Application Fee:
$114.83
Accepting Late Applications:
No
Waitlist:
No
Testing Required:
No
Admissions Assistant:
Name: Nic Ismirnioglou
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2531
Email: Nicolas.Ismirnioglou@viu.ca
Chair Contact:
Name: Rob Ferguson
Email: Rob.Ferguson@viu.ca
Document Deadline:

Document Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Once you have applied it is recommended that you submit all documents as soon as possible.

Comments:

There is a possibility qualified applicants may be waitlisted.

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus Options
Anticipated intake for someone applying today:
Next Intake(s):

Fall 2024 (September 3, 2024 start)

Application Fee:
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications:
No
Waitlist:
No
Testing Required:
No
International Admissions Officer Contact:
Name: Jamie Mollins
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2527
Email: Study@viu.ca
Document Deadline:

Please note that seats in this program are limited and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please make sure to attach all necessary documents when you submit your application online.

Applicants who receive an offer will be required to send original or certified copies of their official university transcripts within 4 weeks after an offer letter is issued. Click here for more information on official transcripts.

Comments:

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquiries to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca

Further information on this program can be found on the Department website.

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Previous versions of this program can be found in the Program Archive.