Continuing & Professional Education

Management Development for APEGA

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Courses for everyone 18

This cer­tifi­cate will ben­e­fit both emerg­ing lead­ers and those already in man­age­ment positions

Start by exploring connected careers: This program benefits professionals in these occupational fields — get insights into salaries, job forecasts, and more

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer
57 positions open annually
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Metallurgical and Material Engineer
21 positions open annually
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Mining Engineer
26 positions open annually
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Geological Engineer
12 positions open annually
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Petroleum Engineer
241 positions open annually
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Civil Engineer
307 positions open annually
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Mechanical Engineer
156 positions open annually
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Electrical and Electronics Engineer
178 positions open annually
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Chemical Engineer
119 positions open annually
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There is a grow­ing demand for busi­ness-savvy lead­ers that com­bine tech­ni­cal exper­tise with an abil­i­ty to engage teams and think strate­gi­cal­ly. In the world of tech­ni­cal­ly dri­ven enter­pris­es, adding man­age­ment qual­i­fi­ca­tions to a tech­ni­cal back­ground gives pro­fes­sion­als the com­pet­i­tive edge need­ed to move into senior man­age­ment positions.

The Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate for Pro­fes­sion­al Engi­neers and Geo­sci­en­tists from the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta is a pro­gram devel­oped in part­ner­ship with the Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­al Engi­neers and Geo­sci­en­tists of Alber­ta (APE­GA). Designed to meet the spe­cif­ic needs of these pro­fes­sion­als, this pro­gram enables par­tic­i­pants to be posi­tioned as lead­ers with­in their orga­ni­za­tions and to dis­tin­guish them­selves as indi­vid­u­als with strong and informed deci­sion-mak­ing skills.

Cours­es in the pro­gram cov­er areas such as oper­a­tional and strate­gic man­age­ment, orga­ni­za­tion­al behav­iour, man­age­r­i­al eco­nom­ics, inter­per­son­al com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and project plan­ning, among oth­ers. Eli­gi­bil­i­ty is lim­it­ed to pro­fes­sion­al mem­bers or mem­bers-in-train­ing of APEGA.

This pro­gram is for engi­neers or geo­sci­en­tists who want to expand their career options through for­mal man­age­ment edu­ca­tion. The cer­tifi­cate will ben­e­fit both emerg­ing lead­ers and those already in man­age­ment posi­tions. In order to enrol in the pro­gram, learn­ers must be pro­fes­sion­al mem­bers or mem­bers-in-train­ing of APEGA.

A note about COVID-19 measures: If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 2 years
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Eli­gi­bil­i­ty to this pro­gram is lim­it­ed to pro­fes­sion­al mem­bers or mem­bers-in-train­ing of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro­fes­sion­al Engi­neers and Geo­sci­en­tists of Alber­ta (APE­GA).

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to earn the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

Many of the elec­tives are also part of oth­er pro­grams, such as pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment series in Project Man­age­ment, Change Man­age­ment, Busi­ness Analy­sis and Busi­ness Strat­e­gy. Some of the elec­tives are also part of the Advanced Cer­tifi­cate in Lead­er­ship. If you would like help plan­ning out your cours­es please con­tact Kim­mie at kimmie.​eichelt@​ualberta.​ca or by call­ing 780.492.3027.

Accred­i­ta­tion Oppor­tu­ni­ty: CIMAAP

Cours­es from the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate may qual­i­fy for recog­ni­tion toward the fol­low­ing pro­fes­sion­al designations:

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact our pro­gram office at 7804923027.

This part-time program is comprised of five core courses and 78 hours of electives. Typical course load is one to two courses per term, three terms a year. When following this structure, students can fulfill the certificate requirements within two to three years.

Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term. Please note that it is recommended for students to complete Strategic Management closer to the end of their program.

Evening, weekday, and weekend learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate (3.5 or higher earns a certificate with distinction).

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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