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Master technical project management with a Project Management for Technical Professionals certificate

Are you ready to evolve from a technical role into technical project management? The Chang School has created a unique certificate that will help you make the transition from purely tech into technical project management as smooth and stress-free as possible. The project management industry is booming right now, and our Certificate in Project Management for Technical Professionals will prepare you for all kinds of in-demand technical project manager roles, like project leader, development manager, and technical lead.

We want to get you in the workforce and a rewarding career as a technical project manager quickly and seamlessly. This is why our certificate is online and can be completed on your own timeline, and in as little as two semesters, or eight months.

Are you an Internationally Educated Professional (IEP) eager to get some training in Canadian technical project management? We can help you bridge your international expertise into the Canadian market and help you become comfortable with Canadian workplace culture and norms.

Technical project management coursework covers everything from specialized business communication techniques to agile project management, along with planning and scheduling and project cost and procurement management. You’ll also receive extensive leadership training.

Planning on writing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination offered by the Project Management Institute? This certificate will help you meet the educational requirements and is the perfect preparation for acing that exam.

There are so many technical projects starting every day that need strong stewardship and smart leaders. Are you ready to become one?


Meet Our Learners
The certification program included practical exercises, case studies, and simulations that allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. This hands-on approach helped me develop essential skills. Plus, I met wonderful professors and classmates during my time at TMU that I can now call friends.
— Henmary Acosta


Who should take this Project Management for Technical Professionals certificate?

  • You’re a professional with a technical background in information technology, engineering, science, finance, or other similar fields
  • You’re an internationally educated professional with an undergraduate degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience in information technology, engineering, science, finance, or other similar fields
  • You want to prepare for the PMP exam

What will you learn while taking the Project Management for Technical Professionals certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Describe the concepts and basic functions of the project management body of knowledge
  • Manage project scope, quality, time, cost, risk, procurement, resources, and communication
  • Assemble self-managing teams to build products while responding to ever-changing requirements
  • Prepare a project schedule, and install and operate a planning and scheduling system
  • Utilize solid leadership and other soft skills and apply them to project situations
  • Refine your analytical, writing, presentation, and problem-solving skills

Note: Learners who registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2023 should refer to the archived calendar for the curriculum details of your year of registration. If you’d like to consider following the revised curriculum and need help in reviewing your options, reach out to our Client Services team at

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Development manager
  • Project control officer
  • Project coordinator
  • Project leader
  • Project manager
  • Team leader
  • Technical lead

Certificate Requirements

  • 2 required courses
  • 2 electives**
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

**Select 1 courses from Electives – Group A and 1 course from Electives – Group B


Admission Criteria

Applicants will have to be IEPs and must be an accepted and registered participant of the Middle Level Managers (MLM) Program housed in The Chang School


have a degree in a technical field and a minimum of two years of work experience.

Admission application for IEPs who apply for enrollment in the MLM Program

An admission application is required for this program. A pre-approval process will be conducted by the Program Manager, including an information and orientation session.

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If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.


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