BSc Facilities Management, Heriot-Watt University
This course provides a practical route to an award for those who wish to make a career in Facilities Management. At the end of the course, BSc FM enables graduates to be Facilities Managers, Condo managers, MCST Managers, Chief Engineers in hotels and Intergrated Resorts, Complex Managers, Maintenance Managers etc–the scope is wider and FM professionals are in great demand especially with the development of the Integrated Resorts in Singapore.
In an increasingly competitive world economy, enterprises need to be able to concentrate on their core business without any distractions. This is why Facilities Management is such a growth area. Facilities Management is about understanding the needs of modern business and providing the services to satisfy those needs. It has a wide remit covering all the non-core aspects of business in order to support the core activities of the enterprise.
However, Facilities Management in its widest sense is not just about maintenance and controlling costs. In order to support the core activities of the business, Facilities Management must ensure the smooth running of the non-core services through careful planning and management. Clearly it is essential that Facilities Managers take the time to learn what the core business is really about, as it is impossible for Facilities Management to become more pro-active without this understanding.
The professional field of facilities management is growing rapidly worldwide, establishing itself as the source of strategic management for the co-ordination of modern business processes and support facilities. Professionals working in facilities management hold a broad range of constantly evolving roles, from fulfilling the operational functions of asset maintenance management to supporting the development of strategic facilities management for business advantage.
The educational aims of the course are below:
- To provide a knowledge and skill level commensurate with practise as a facilities manager.
- To enable the student to understand the concept of facilities management and the broad definition that can arise from the management of multiple buildings functions.
- T0 provide an understanding of management techniques both general and subject specific which is essential to the discipline.
- To enable students to develop to their maximum capacity to ensure best achievement compatible with ability.
- To enable students to maximise their potential by developing transferable skills with subject skills.
- Membership: Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management are eligible to apply as a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Graduates with relevant employment experience and who meet the progression requirements may be considered for further study at postgraduate level. All applications will be processed directly by Heriot-Watt University. A qualification accepted by the BCA for registering as a Technical Controller GB Class 1 under the licensing of the Builders Act
- Construction Technology 1
- History of the Built Environment
- Built Environment Economics
- Materials & Structure
- Construction Technology 2
- Introduction to the Environment
- Legal Method
- Integrative Project
- Construction Technology 3
- Management Theory & Practice
- Building Services Technology
- Principal of Property Valuation
- Construction Technology 4
- Measurement & Value Studies
- Construction Practice & Property Law
- Collaborative Project 1
- Facilities Management Principles
- Procurement and Contracts
- Safety Management & Site Establishment
- Business Management in the Built Environment
- Building Pathology and Inspection
- Building Refurbishment and Maintenance
- Decision Making in Construction
- Design for Construction
Additional Entry Requirements
Year 3 Entry:
- A relevant Polytechnic Diploma (or Equivalent) in the built environment discipline (ex. Civil Engineering, Building, QS, etc)
- Professional Diploma in Construction Engineering awarded by Trent Global College of Technology and Management.
- Other equivalent qualification and relevant industries experience may be considered.
- Combination of superior distance learning package with comprehensive teaching and support system.
- Assignments and Written Examination
Graduation and Degree
- BSc Facilities Management
Length of course