Full-time: Three years; Sandwich: Four years (year 3 on industrial placement); Part-time: Five years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
K231; Short form: BSc/FM
Preston (Campus code: U)
How are our workplaces constructed and managed? How do legal and economic constraints impact on our built environment? Explore all this and more on this fascinating degree course. Facilities Managers co-ordinate all the services within a building, from its construction to ICT systems, workspaces and energy efficiency. Our degree has been restructured to keep pace with a changing and progressive industry, and to meet the new demands this places on the Facilities Manager as they take responsibility for a broader spectrum of sustainable facilities.
96 points at A2 - General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*Distinction*
Access to Higher Education: 96 points
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English.
IELTS: grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
The study of Facilities Management concerns the management and care of the built environment in which we live and work. Facilities managers work for hotel companies, retail chains, estates management offices, in the health service and other areas of business that own and maintain buildings. On this course, you will explore the way the buildings in which we work are constructed and managed, as well as investigating the legal and economic constraints that impact upon our built environment. You will also learn how the nature of built space and the efficient control of non-core facilities affect the productivity of enterprises and wellbeing of inhabitants.
Our honours degree in Facilities Management has been restructured to keep pace with a changing and progressive industry, and to meet the consequent demands this places on the Facilities Manager in today’s environment. The course reflects the changing role from the more traditional building managerial duties to the broader spectrum of sustainable facilities management. The general aims of the course are to provide a broad and rigorous programme of study appropriate to the award of a first degree in Facilities Management. You will study alongside students on the construction management, quantity surveying and building surveying degrees, allowing you to share knowledge across programmes and the opportunity to transfer if you wish to.
At Level One, you will concentrate on the development of learning skills and the acquisition of core knowledge to prepare you for the higher levels of the course. These skills are essential so that you are able to communicate effectively within the industry. You will be introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD), a skill that will be developed and usedthoughout the course, along with AutoCAD and Microsoft Project.
You will study topics specific to Facilities Management which will lead you into a consideration of Corporate Environments and aspects of Built Environment whilst at the same time developing a knowledge of subjects such as Law, Building, Management and Project Planning. In the final year you will you will select a topic to investigate in depth for your dissertation.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. In achieving this commitment the Facilities Management programme is delivered in conjunction with the programmes in Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying.
This delivery model facilitates the subject experts, within this academic discipline, in sharing their knowledge and experience across the degree programmes, enhancing the student experience.
The professional knowledge and expertise of the staff delivering the programme are reflected in the coursework undertaken by students, which is often based upon real-life projects and case studies, using a problem solving approach in achieving the specific learning outcomes of the programme. Staff have active research interests in facilities management, workplace wellbeing and productivity, construction, project management, building information modelling, surveying, sustainability and construction law. These interests are incorporated into the delivery of the programme
Our placement tutors have close links with industry and can work with you to ensure that you get the skills and current knowledge that employers are looking for.
Our graduates are sought after and will work as facilities management service providers, commercial organisations such as financial services companies, hotels, retail chains, airports and public sector organisations such as local authorities and the health service.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
The course is fully accredited by The Chartered Institute of Building, giving exemption from the Institute’s membership examinations. Chartered Builder status (MCIOB) can be expected within three years of suitable postgraduate experience.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Taking an RICS accredited degree is the first step to becoming a chartered surveyor. Studying on an accredited degree will be recognised by employers as the benchmark of quality.
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You’ll be able to undertake a week-long surveying workshop in the first year/second year if on Foundation entry. Most modules are lecture-based but computing facilities are made available when necessary to learn how to use AutoCAD and Microsoft Project.
Most modules are assessed by examinations/coursework; the final mark being the average of the two. Exceptions are modules best assessed by coursework only. This could be group projects, modelling exercises or time-controlled assignments.
Fit part-time study into your working life
Flexible delivery of this course allows you to study whilst in employment – our part-time teaching is delivered just one day per week.
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