Real estate development requires expertise in management, finance, engineering, urban planning, design, project management and architecture. The Real Estate Development Certificate incorporates all of these disciplines. As a student in this program, you will gain insight into the development process for various types of properties, including residential, commercial, and industrial. You will learn from instructors who are academics and professionals with extensive real-life experience in this demanding field. Their local perspective on real estate development will provide you with a realistic and practical understanding of the complexities of real estate development in Calgary and beyond.
The courses focus on principles, as well as the specialized knowledge and skills required on a daily basis in the world of development. Classes provide hands-on experience through real-world simulations, case studies, and projects that give you a true sense of the workplace. Many courses require participants to work on team projects. This approach to class work simulates projects and activities in the workplace, and provides each member of the team with the opportunity to take responsibility for a critical component of a major project.
Students come from a variety of fields including real estate development, banking, government, architecture, planning and engineering.Watch course introductions by instructors
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Courses are taught in the classroom, days or evenings.
All Continuing Education certificates have been developed with part-time learners in mind. The Real Estate Development Certificate is a 126-hour program. Students must complete 54 hours of core courses. The remaining 72 hours of credits will be chosen from a list of courses.
In general, most students complete the program in one to two years. Given that most students have other significant time commitments, we recommend taking no more than two courses at one time. Students who are keen to fast-track their program are encouraged to contact a student advisor to discuss their specific situation and options that may be available to them.
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Please note that the following courses will not be offered during the 2016/2017 academic year:
- CPE 211 Challenges in Affordable Housing
- CPE 151 Real Estate Development Environmental Site Assessment - Phase I
- CPE 115 GIS for Real Estate Development
- CPE 121 Resort Development
You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. Once you are admitted, you can be confident that you have locked in the requirements leading to your graduation.
You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted to the program. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.
A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.Apply for Certificate Admission
Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 36 hours towards this certificate.
To apply for advanced standing, click here.
The Canadian Home Builders' Association – Calgary Region endorses continuing education as an important tool which furthers our industry and provides advantage to those working in the field of real estate development. The University of Calgary Continuing Education Certificate Program in Real Estate Development (CPRED) provides its students a detailed understanding of the principles, knowledge and skills that bolster their potential for a successful career within the home building industry. CHBA – Calgary Region recognizes CPRED as a valuable industry partner which fosters the development of professionalism and expertise for those who choose real estate development as their occupation.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.
View our Graduation page for details.