Master of Facilities Management
Facilities Management blends the technical demands of building services with managerial responsibilities. Your Facilities Management studies are embedded within the widest array of building services and architectural science subjects, giving you an unrivalled strategic understanding of all aspects of building administration.
This course builds on your technical qualifications through the addition of strategic management principles that drive high-performance buildings. You will learn to align building operations with organisational priorities and how building services and sustainable approaches produce value.
This research-led program is backed not only by the best of managerial decision making, but also by the science of building services. The program uses the Faculty’s extensive facilities, including the only Indoor Environmental Quality laboratory in the southern hemisphere. No other facilities management program can offer this integrated, empirical approach.
MODES OF STUDY
This program can be taken as a Graduate Certificate (six months full time), Graduate Diploma (one year full time) or Master degree (one and a half years full time). Part time study is available for Australian citizens and permanent residents, and must be completed within the maximum limits of 6 years for Masters, 4 years for Diploma and 3 years for Graduate Certificates.
This program can also be taken as double stream Master degree in combination with another Design Science Program. To undertake a double degree, the core units from the secondary degree are taken as the electives in the primary degree. Please see the Faculty Handbook for enrolment advice for secondry stream structure.
Individual units can also be taken as Continuing Professional Development short courses without enrolling into a degree.
Many Design Science units are taught as ‘block-mode’ intensive classes, delivered over four to six full days, of which some fall on weekends to accommodate full-time working students.
Some units however may be delivered in weekly lecture format. Please refer to the current timetable or Faculty Handbook to explore the delivery method of you chosen subjects.
Students may apply to upgrade at the completion of their program from the Graduate Certificate, through to the Diploma and then to the Masters by maintaining a credit average over the course of study.
Masters and Diploma students may also opt to graduate with a lower level of certification once the required units are complete.
The Maximum Credit that can be applied from previous study towards this degree is as follows:
Masters | 18 credit points (12 towards core only)
Graduate Diploma | 18 credit points (12 towards core only)
Graduate Certificate | 18 credit points
Applications for credit can be applied for at or after enrolment by submitting the following Credit request form to the Student Administration Centre
Master and Graduate Diploma applicants should hold a bachelor degree. Graduate Certificate applicants should hold a bachelor degree or possess experience which is considered to demonstrate the knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course.
The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) has accepted graduates of the Masters program for corporate membership as Chartered Building Professionals if possessing the requisite professional experience. The Australian Institute of Building NSW Chapter Medal in Building is awarded annually to the outstanding graduate from the Masters program. Similarly, we have applied for accreditation with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FM).