Engineering Business and Safety Management


Ont College Graduate Cert

Area Of Interest

Engineering Technology


2 years

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0342
Winter Start (January): 0343
Spring Start (May): 0344

The Engineering Business and Safety Management (EBSM) program is a two-year Graduate Certificate program developed for international students with a minimum of four-year bachelor’s degree in any stream of engineering (e.g., civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial, and others). 
Since its inception in 2014, EBSM has been a unique program designed to provide knowledge and skills in a variety of fields in engineering, occupational health & safety, project management, procurement, operations management, and contract management. Furthermore, EBSM program incorporates knowledge related to sustainable engineering, quality assurance, human resources, and corporate ethics.
Unlike other college programs, this broad exposure delivers a nonconventional platform to our students making them market-ready and providing opportunities to engage with the diverse and dynamic Canadian workforce.
The fourth and final semester of the program is dedicated to providing Canadian work experience for students where they go through a 15-week work placement. Over the past few years, we have managed to build a strong relationship and network with various industry partners helping students to obtain placement offers with college endorsement.
NOTE: Placements will vary by sector and focus. The College will provide some work placement offers as well as assistance to students in securing their own choice of work placements. 
The Engineering Business and Safety Management program has received program validation by the provincial Credentials Validation Service through the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service.

Examples of past student placements include:

  • Technical Sales Specialist at Digital Engineering
  • Project Management Trainee at Tetra Tech
  • Commodity Buyer at Alstom Canada
  • Intern at Ontario Power Generation
  • Health and Safety Intern at Resolute Forest Products
  • E-commerce Manager at Walmart
  • Technical Support Consultant at Rogers Communication
  • Quotation Engineer at Amphenol CTI
  • Assistant Manager at Kasper Transportation Service
  • Project Controller at Kozar Engineering Inc.
  • Quality Inspector at Ljunghäll Group Alberta
  • Project and Safety Coordinator at M Builds
  • Reliability Engineer at Vale
  • Assistant Project Manager at Colliers Project Leaders
  • Health & Safety Advisor at Canadian Red Cross
  • Assistant Project Manager at Superior Strategies
  • Health and Safety Administrator at Teranorth Construction and Engineering Limited
  • Program Assistant at Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Health and Safety Coordinator at Walmart Logistics Canada

How to Apply

Domestic (Canadian) students may also apply to this program.  However, domestic students should be aware that it is offered on a full-tuition, cost recovery basis, and additional tuition fees apply. For more information please contact our Admissions Department or phone (807) 475-6213.

Apply for this program using the online application, or contact our International Education Centre for more information.

Tuition Fees and Other Costs

  • $16,819 + $1,725 program costs (2022/23)

For more information:

India, Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka: [email protected]
Philippines & Indonesia: [email protected]
Vietnam & Cambodia: [email protected]
All other locations: [email protected]

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. collaborate in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating organizational health and safety policies and practices that prevent occupational accidents and provide a safe working environment.
  2. collaborate in planning, implementing, managing and evaluating projects and ongoing operations by applying project and operations management principles and techniques.
  3. develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development strategies aimed at promoting organizational effectiveness.
  4. recommend and evaluate strategies to support principles of corporate and environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and ethics.
  5. develop and implement strategies to negotiate effectively within various cultural environments and to address the impact of cultural differences on an organization’s effectiveness.
  6. assist in the assessment of the political, social, and environmental impacts of engineering projects.
  7. collaborate in implementing and evaluating quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  8. develop quality assurance and key project management processes to achieve project deliverables, milestones and industry quality standards in all major projects.
The Engineering Business and Safety Management Program EBSM was an excellent experience and a perfect start for me as an international engineering...
Arturo Perez Romo
Facilities Coordinator, Port of Thunder Bay Authority
My education from Confederation College has allowed me to begin a successful and fulfilling career in Canada . The Engineering Business and Safety...
Nidhin Kunjachan
Assistant Project Manager at Colliers Project Leaders
I chose EBSM to diversify my knowledge and get to know about what goes into Manufacturing business. This learning opportunity has immensely...
Ronak Mistry
Environment, Health and Safety Co-Ordinator at Magna International
During my studies, I was able to have a positive learning experience, as the EBSM program was unique as well as the professors who taught us were...
Bhagya Jayasundara
QA Engineering Intern at Alstom Canada
As an alumnus, the EBSM program has been a crucial part of my professional journey. The program provided a Canadian perspective and complemented my...
S M Raisul Islam
Technical Sales Specialist at Digital Engineering Inc.
Enrolling in Confederation College's Engineering Business and Safety Management course was a transformative experience. The practical curriculum...
Zeal Shah
Personal Financial Planner (PFP)
As an Operations Manager at Evraz North America, this program proved invaluable, offering comprehensive insights into engineering, business strategies...
Jaymil Doshi
Operations Manager at EVRAZ North America

Employment Opportunities

Confederation College's Engineering Business and Safety Management program leads to roles like Technical Sales Specialist, Project Management Trainee, and Health and Safety Coordinator. Our graduates have successfully joined companies such as Tetra Tech, Alstom Canada, and Ontario Power Generation. We provide real-world work placements, ensuring practical experience in sectors like energy, retail, and engineering consulting. Through our strong industry network, students gain valuable connections for their future careers.

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International Education Centre

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6467

Abin Das

Program Coordinator - Engineering Business and Safety Management, Professor of Mathematics and Physics
(807) 475-6156

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