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Overview

Facilities Management (FM) professionals are primarily concerned with operational use of buildings and premises, aligned to the core business activities of the organisations utilising these spaces.

 

Facilities Managers need to be able to integrate and align the non-core services, including those relating to premises, required to operate and maintain a business to fully support the core objectives of the organisation. Facilities Managers need to have specialist knowledge relating to the management of workplaces, assets, maintenance, and support services.

 

They need to have the appropriate business skills to understand how businesses work and operate, in order to ensure they function to the best of their ability whilst adhering to all applicable legal issues and policies.

 

One of the main motivators for studying FM is the global nature of the discipline, to which FM is an internationally recognised profession. Moreover, FM is required in almost every industry, with the need to outsource specialist facilities services growing every year.

Intakes

Three (3) intakes a year – Jan, May, September.

Duration

This course is currently offered in Part Time Only
24-month continuous study without term holidays
* 16 months for relevant Diploma Graduates Entry

  • Regular Class: 3-hour class room lesson – 2 to 3 times per week
  • Weekdays lessons start: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Saturday lesson start: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Sunday lessons (if necessary)

Year 1

8 month period

    1. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project 1
    2. Introduction to Law
    3. Construction and Property Economics
    4. Academic and Digital Literacy
    5. Introduction to Facilities Management
    6. The Workplace Environment
    7. Introduction to Construction Technology

 

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Year 2

8 month period

Procurement and ContractsResearch MethodsCollaborative Interdisciplinary Project 2Asset ManagementProperty LawFacilities Management EstatesWorkspace Management
  • The role and involvement of specialists, suppliers and service providers
  • The advantages and disadvantages of specialist involvement
  • Tendering, bid and procurement processes and stages
  • Developing and selecting appropriate contracts
  • Deciding selection criteria
  • Preparing appointment briefs and agreeing reporting arrangements and deliverables
  • Techniques used to manage and monitor supplier performance
  • The development of appropriate contracts or service specifications and methods
  • Objective setting, contract reviews and remedial plans.
  • Outsourcing and resourcing
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Special purpose methods and consortiums
  • Terminating agreements and contracts
  • Risk, skill transference, intellectual property and contractual matters including arbitration processes, approaches to litigation and contract termination and ceasing commercial relationships
  • The various types and models of communication used in managing relationships with suppliers and specialists.
  • Establishing and measuring standards of supplier performance and best value
  • Developing research questions, aims and objectives.
  • Research design and theoretical approaches – exploration of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods design and particular philosophical approaches.
  • Research strategies – including case study research, survey research, and observational research.
  • Research methods – data collection methods such as questionnaires, interview and secondary data analysis.
  • Ethical principles in research – how to conduct research ethically and responsibly.
  • This module will facilitate the learning process by enabling students to apply previously gained knowledge and theory in a practical context, working collaboratively using a 3D model on a BIM enabled project in order to negotiate decisions in relation to specific tasks. Within the module itself the following areas will be considered and applied to the project: BIM software technologies, negotiation skills, sustainable design, cost, programme and legal considerations
  • Landlord/Tenant Law- Negotiating: leases and rent reviews. Lease administration and the practical formalities governing lease creation.
  • Acquisition/Disposal
  • Corporate relocation project management issues
  • Institutional and regulatory environment of property (including legal and planning controls).
  • Managing, maintaining and changing the property estate/portfolio to meet business objectives. Short/medium/long term planning
  • Property Law- Defective Premises: practical obligations
  • Legislation, Occupier Liabilities Legislation, Disability Discrimination Legislation
  • Service Charge/Occupation expenditure.
  • Prepare and maintain corporate asset registers
  • Maintaining fixed asset registers
  • Life Cycle Costs
  • Tax and business rates
  • Risk Analysis and Business Continuity Management
  • Nature of the leases and distinction from licences
  • Creation and termination of leases
  • Principal lease covenants (express, implied and statutory)
  • The key concepts of dilapidations law
  • Interpretation leases in term of repairing, reinstatement and yielding up covenants
  • RICS Rules, Guidance and Procedures
  • Rent reviews
  • Assignment, subletting and alterations
  • Remedies for breach of lease covenants
  • Statutory protection of business and residential tenants
  • Scope and development of facilities management in estates
  • Changing roles and responsibilities in different organisations
  • Human resource management
  • People management and communication
  • Financial management and performance of estates
  • Gross and net space measurement-Use of space standards
  • Alternative methods of office and building space use
  • The impact of structure and services on space use
  • The principles involved in developing a space strategy
  • Technology to assist in planning and managing space
  • Programming and managing changes in accommodation
  • Practices and emerging trends of using building space
  • Design solutions for planning fit-outs.
  • Ergonomics
  • Interpretation of diagrams and drawings
  • Sustainability, environmental management and corporate social responsibility
  • Knowledge and information management of workspace
  • Entrepreneurship

 

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Year 3

8 month period

Research ProjectCollaborative Interdisciplinary Project 3Real Estate and Asset StrategyProject Lifecycle ManagementService ManagementStrategic Planning in Facilities Management
  • Undertaking research and research ethics
  • Project planning
  • The research process
  • Research methodology and design
  • Analysis tools and techniques
  • This module will facilitate the learning process by enabling students to apply the theory gained at all levels into practice. Within the module itself the following areas will be considered and applied to the project: BIM software technologies, negotiation skills, sustainable design, cost, programme and legal considerations.
  • Managing property portfolio
  • Strategic planning of real estate and assets
  • Maintenance management and strategy
  • Change management and leadership
  • Financial management and performance
  • Life-cycle costing
  • Sustainable Project Management – Project Lifecycle, Design Management, WLCC, Soft Landings
  • Post Construction Processes – Project Completion, Possession, Handover, Commissioning, Post Project Review, Snagging, Defects, Defects Liability, Latent Defects, Making Good.
  • Operation & Facilities Management – BIM, COBie, Occupancy, POE, Hard/Soft FM
  • Maintenance – Planning and Scheduling, PPM
  • Concept of quality management
  • Service concept, quality and standards
  • Strategies in providing support services
  • Relationship management
  • Customer service
  • Customer experience and satisfaction
  • Stakeholder impact analysis
  • Knowledge and information management
  • Operational and strategic facilities management
  • Management theory and concepts
  • Innovation and innovation management
  • Professional practice and ethical responsibilities
  • Corporate governance and risk
  • Business continuity planning
  • Strategic Human resource management

 

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Assessments / Written Examinations

All Modules will have mixture of course work, assignments and examination.

Examinations are held thrice yearly.

Progression Requirements

  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required
  • Minimum mark of 40% is required to pass each module

Employability

These are the most common jobs students go into after graduating:

  • Facility manager
  • Building and systems analyst
  • Architectural and construction planner
  • Planner of building technologies

Salary Increment

According to our surveys, our graduates tend to experience an average salary increment of up to 38% after completing their studies with us.

Admission Criteria

Year 1 Entry:

  • ‘A’ level holders will have to complete the programme over 24 months, starting from year 1.

Year 2 Entry:

  • A relevant Polytechnic Diploma (or Equivalent) in the built environment discipline.
  • Advanced Diploma in Facilities Management and Business by Trent Global College of Technology and Management.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the University.

Language Proficiency : English O  Level min. C6.

All applications are subject to approval from Liverpool John Moores University.

** Currently only accepting students direct to Year 2 Entry.

Programme Fees

  • *S$18,000 exclusive of GST per 16 months

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

Other Fees

  • *S$250 (non-refundable) Application and eligibility assessment.
  • *Administration Fees: S$150 – S$400
  • Fees payable are subjected to prevailing GST.

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

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