Facilities Management is about integrating multi-disciplinary activities within the built environment and managing their impact upon people and the workplace. It is one of the fastest growing professions, supporting people in their work and other activities and enabling organisations to deliver vital non-core services effectively and responsively. It ensures physical assets are cost-effective, allows for future change in space use, enhances the organisation’s culture and image and helps provide competitive advantage to the core business.
From the management of technology, maintenance and engineering services within buildings to property asset management, project and change management, space management, corporate social responsibility, risk and compliance, FM covers the range of support services required in modern organisations.
All facilities require ongoing strategic management and there are opportunities to work across the world. Due to a shortage of qualified professionals with the required expertise, demand is high for suitably qualified FM practitioners.
Whatever your background, this RICS accredited programme will equip you to become a competent professional ready to enter a career in this dynamic field. The accreditation means this programme meets their academic requirements, putting you on track towards chartered status. Full chartered status can be obtained following a period of work experience after graduation and on successful completion of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
The course is designed to prepare you to make a valuable contribution to the facilities management of any property type through the teaching of strategic and operational principles which can be customised to an organisation’s particular requirements.
The course is entirely distance learning and there is no attendance requirement other than to sit exams. Students can start the course in September or January and the MSc will take around two years to complete.