Management Development for APEGA Certificate


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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.

Program at a Glance

Program structure

5 courses and a minimum of 78 hours of elective credit needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton.


2-3 years of part-time study.


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.

Program Plan

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).


  • Core courses (5)

    Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order. However, it is recommended that Strategic Management be taken closer to the end of the program.

    Introduction to Management
    Financial Management and Budgeting
    Organizational Behaviour
    Operations Management
    Strategic Management
  • Elective courses (78 hours)

    Electives can be taken at any time during the program, provided that the appropriate prerequisites have been met.


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

Qualifications & Admission

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.

This program is currently open for enrolment—apply now!


  1. Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below to download the Application for Program Admission form.
  2. Submit your completed application, along with a $100 admission fee.

Tuition & Fees

  • A one-time 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.
  • This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Courses Offered

You can register for a course without enrolling in the program. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course(s) you’ve taken will be applied toward your certificate. 

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person

Classes are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.

Core courses

    Elective courses