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BSc Facilities Management with Minor

Bachelor's Degree Programme
(Part-time)

A partnership programme between SUSS, SP and BCA Academy, providing a rigorous and relevant profession-centric education for a successful facilities management career.

BSc Facilities Management with Minor


Overview

The Facilities Management (FM) programme is a partnership between the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy.

In line with the recently launched Construction Industry Transformation Map and Real Estate Industry Transformation Map (ITMs), the Facilities Management programme aims to prepare future-ready graduates that demonstrate knowledge and skills that go beyond traditional facility management and be able to adapt to global trends and new technologies to ensure a well- managed and sustainable built environment.

You may pursue Facilities Management in combination with a Minor.
(Recommended Minor: Accountancy, Analytics, Business, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Events Management, Financial Technology, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Organisation Management, Procurement Management, or Supply Chain Management)

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Our Edge

  • Offering greater learning and career flexibility where students can pair their FM major with any minor programmes offered by the university
  • A faculty of academics with relevant industry experience and senior industry practitioners as instructors
  • Accreditation from the International Facility Management Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Graduate with professional certificates such as Fire Safety Management (FSM) and Green Mark Accredited Professional (FM) or GMAP (FM)

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Applicants with relevant diploma from BCA Academy may be considered for admission.

Applicants will be interviewed.

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate, comprising the BSc Facilities Management major which consists of 90 cu and any one minor programme offered by the University which consists of 40 cu.

The BSc Facilities Management major includes 50 cu of programme-specific compulsory courses and 10 cu of programme-specific elective courses; 10 cu of SUSS Core courses, 10 cu of SST Core courses and 10 cu of General Electives, which are courses offered under the General Studies Programme (course pre-requisites apply). While the minor programme in Facilities Management includes 30 cu of programme-specific compulsory courses and 5 cu programme-specific elective course and 5 cu of General Electives, which are courses offered under the General Studies Programme (course pre-requisites apply).

The BSc Facilities Management curriculum is structured such that it covers the 11 core competencies identified by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), namely:

  • communications
  • quality
  • technology
  • operations and maintenance
  • human factors
  • finance and business
  • emergency planning and business continuity
  • leadership and strategy
  • real estate and property management
  • project management
  • environmental stewardship and sustainability.

In addition, it is also structured to meet the requirements of the Green Mark Accredited Professional (FM) certification from the BCA Academy.

The curriculum is structured such that:

  • Level 1 courses cover the foundational skills related to facilities management.
  • Level 2 courses consist of the core facilities management courses.
  • Level 3 courses focus on the advanced facilities management courses, and supported by programme-specific elective courses.
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 cu
COMPULSORY
60 cu
~ GENERAL ELECTIVE ~
10 cu
MAJOR ELECTIVE
10 cu
MINOR COURSES
40 cu

This programme is for aspiring facilities managers or asset and property managers, or those keen to pursue a career in the built environment sector.

Graduates with a degree in facilities management will be well equipped to pursue successful careers in Asset, Property & Facilities Management.

  1. How do I apply for the Facilities Management (FM) programme?
    You can refer to this link and follow the steps.

  2. What is the admission criteria for the FM programme?
    You can refer to this link for the most updated information.

  3. I'm really interested in the FM programme but I don't meet the admission criteria.
    Applicants without the SAT or ACT score may be given a provisional offer to take courses under the SUSS Continuing Education and Training scheme on a case-by-case basis. They may then progress to the undergraduate programme if conditions of the provisional offer are met. Scores must be obtained within the last 5 years up to the programme application year for consideration.

  4. Is an interview required for admission?
    An interview will be conducted at the last stage of admission. This is to ensure that you passed the admission requirements. The interview is more of knowing your motivation or statement of purpose about the programme and you may be asked to provide feedback in a recent article related to FM.

  5. What kind of professional certification can I get upon graduation?
    Besides the basic degree of the programme, the professional certificates are indicated below:
    • Fire Safety Management (FSM) certificate will be given upon graduation after passing FEM111
    • Green Mark Accredited Professional (FM) certificate will be given upon graduation after passing FMT302, FMT307 and FMT315 (only applicable for Jan 2019 intake onwards).

  6. I already have the FSM certificate, do I still need to take the relevant course?
    In terms of exemption, the FSM certificate can be credited if it is conducted by SCDF or ATIs. You have to file a request for credit recognition for FSM (FEM111) once you are accepted into the programme.

  7. SCDF FSM officer-in-charge has directed me to earn my FSM-CPD points through courses/seminars organised by ATIs such as yours. Can I have more details of such courses?
    There are currently 2 courses (under SST) awarded with FSM-CPD points:
    • HFS371 Risk Assessment & Management (5 FSM-CPD Points)
    • HFSY217 Emergency Preparedness & Response Planning (10 FSM-CPD Points)

  8. I took similar courses in my previous degree programme, can I get any credit recognition?
    SUSS has a list of university degrees to grant credit recognition for your previous study. You can try to request for credit recognition when you got accepted to the programme and about to enrol for courses.

  9. How long will the programme take?
    This depends on how many courses you take per semester. The FMT-MAJ programme will typically take about 3 to 4 years to complete, it can be extended up to 8 years.

  10. How many courses should I read in a semester and when are they usually conducted?
    A maximum of 4 courses (typically 5 cu each) per semester; Term 1 - 2 courses and Term 2 - 2 courses. Classes will be on weekdays at 7pm to 10 pm; and some time on a Saturday on a case to case basis. This means two courses in a week.

  11. How much is the tuition fees?
    You can refer to this link for the most updated information.

  12. What are the different financial aid available for students?
    You can refer to this link for the most updated information.

  13. I have more questions regarding admission.
    You can contact Student Recruitment Office at student_recruitment@suss.edu.sg.
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