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Project Management - Information Technology

Available: Fall, Winter

Program Description

Seneca's School of Information and Communications Technology is a recognized leader in developing and delivering programs that address the cutting-edge advances and innovation taking place in the fast-paced Information Technology industry. Project management methodologies and techniques have evolved from the traditional waterfall methodology through incremental and iterative development to agile methodologies. What distinguishes the Project Management – Information Technology graduate certificate is that it gives students grounding in all of these methodologies as they are currently being practiced in the IT industry and an understanding of when each is most appropriate to follow.

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has designated Seneca as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P). The courses within Seneca’s Project Management – Information Technology curriculum will provide the graduate with the requisite theory and the PDUs (Professional Development Units) necessary to write the qualifying examinations for PMI® credentials: specifically, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI–ACP). Graduates of this one year program (8 months of study plus 4 months optional work term) will be able to apply project management skills to a wide range of software development and entry-level positions in IT administration. This program covers project management, project leadership, accounting & finance, agile methodology, systems development, quality assurance and contract law/ethics/professionalism.

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Starting in September 2019, this program will be located at Newnham Campus.



2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

This program provides students with knowledge in a variety of Project Management methodologies (traditional waterfall, incremental, iterative, agile) currently practiced in the IT industry. Students will have a solid understanding of which methodology is most appropriate to use during an Information Technology project.

Graduates of the Project Management – IT program work in a variety of positions where PM skills are an asset. This includes IT positions such as systems analyst, network administrator, team leader, project leader, and at a senior level, project manager.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

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This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in electronics, software development or IT administration; OR
  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in Business or Liberal Arts with 2 years' IT– related work experience. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.

Program Costs

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Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


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416.491.5050 ext. 22840

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416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
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Program Coordinator

Cindy Laurin 416.491.5050 ext. 33276

Program Interim Chair

Suzanne Abraham 416.491.5050 ext. 33265

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network