Master of Facilities Management

Every organisation uses buildings of some sort and their occupation incurs recurrent costs for rent, rates, cleaning, energy, water and security. Across the life of a building these operational costs amount to more than the capital cost of creating the buildings in the first place. Facility Managers (FM) are responsible for ensuring that buildings assist in achieving the organisation’s core business objectives, optimise employee productivity, meet sustainability goals, retain capital value through maintenance, as well as obtaining value from their day-to-day operating costs. This FM program recognises that the facilities manager require an understanding of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), business finance, management information, sustainability principles, as well as the technical aspects of buildings and their services. Emphasis is placed on understanding the strategic objectives of the organisation, and the way that facilities contribute towards their realisation. The program is co-taught by industry and research leaders.

The Facilities Management program may be completed as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Facilities Management, or as a secondary stream in the Master of Design Science (Master of Design Science (primary stream and Facilities Management)).

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management

Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management

Master of Facilities Management


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

CG056

Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management

CF056

Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management

CC056

Master of Facilities Management

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is either full time or part time according to student choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management
(c)
the Master of Facilities Management
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria:
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management requires a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate with a WAM of at least 70.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Facilities Management requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate with a WAM of at least 70.
(5)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in Table G.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management, a candidate must complete 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
minimum 12 credit points of optional units of study; and
(c)
maximum 12 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Facilities Management, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
minimum 36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
minimum 18 credit points of optional units of study; and
(c)
maximum 18 credit points of elective units of study.
(5)
Core units completed in excess of the minimum requirements many count as optional or elective units of study.
(6)
Optional units completed in excess of the minimum requirements may count as elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.