Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Link projects with organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business needs and justifications for the project.
  • Define and manage the overall scope of the project, documenting project goals, deliverables, constraints, performance criteria and resource requirements in consultation with project stakeholders.
  • Develop a comprehensive project plan while applying principles of management for sustainability:
    • Prepare effective plans for the approval of specialized profession specific practitioners.
  • Integrate project functions, making trade-offs among competing objectives and alternatives in order to meet or exceed project objectives.
  • Implement planning and control procedures, resource management, and risk management plans specifically related to the fields of environmental science and engineering.
  • Employ a range of methodologies, techniques, and tools available to project managers including the use of foundational engineering and scientific principles applicable to analysis and solutions approach:
    • Use mathematical and scientific analyses to identify and solve technical problems.
    • Apply decision tree principles of logic to determine conclusions.
    • Use principles of source-pathway-receptor model to identify potential areas of adverse impact, to define study sites and to select appropriate mitigative options.
    • Select appropriate scientific and technical reference material.
    • Relate physical and mathematical sciences to remediation and redevelopment work.
  • Develop, implement, and analyze key financial information, translating financial information into project terms and establishing financial benchmarks.
  • Identify, analyze, and refine project costs to produce a budget and control project costs.
  • Determine quality requirements and implement quality assessment activities.
  • Identify and allocate human resources required to manage project tasks, both within the core project team and the broader organization.
  • Manage communications to ensure the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposition of project information to aid in the achievement of project activities:
    • Communicate information effectively and accurately by analysing, translating and producing relevant documents and reports, by written, oral and visual means.
    • Interpret reports of technical specialists and make informed recommendations based on these reports.
    • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences appropriate to their context and needs.
  • Identify potential risk events, monitor and control risk events, and assess risk management outcomes:
    • Monitor adherence to occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Identify procurement requirements, establish procurement processes, and implement and evaluate contracts.
  • Monitor project progress, identify variances and take timely action to deal with problems and opportunities:
    • Monitor the quality and quantity of work.
  • Anticipate and respond to challenges inherent in complex projects.
  • Develop creative and flexible solutions that bring projects in on time and within budget.
  • Practice of professional ethics and responsibilities:
    • Perform job related tasks in a manner consistent with those of professional associations and other relevant bodies related to the environmental field.
    • Exhibit a strong sense of integrity and ethical awareness.
    • Be cognizant of the expectations and limitations of technology in problem solving and the limitations of specific professional practices.
    • Recognize personal limits and seek assistance in a timely manner to resolve problems beyond own knowledge and skill.
    • Apply knowledge of existing confidentiality, privacy and reporting regulations to daily work.
    • Advocate adherence to ethical principles and standards.
    • Keep abreast of relevant technological change.
  • Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.