MODULE DETAILS

Module 2: Facility Management

Nominal duration: 3 weeks (24 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

This module serves as an introduction to facility management. Facility management (also referred to as  facilities management or FM) is an interdisciplinary field devoted to the coordination of space, infrastructure, people and organization, often associated with the administration of office blocks, arenas, schools, convention centres, shopping complexes, hospitals, hotels, and Industrial plants.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 1: Introduction to Plant Engineering

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY / CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set. The Training and Assessment Matrix (TAM) documents the assessment criteria included in these assessments, based on the learning outcomes. The Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) documents the overall training strategy for this Advanced Diploma course. The conditions of assessment are outlined in the Assessment Guidelines, TAM and TAS. Written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are required to meet assessment criteria outlined in the Assessment Guidelines, TAM and TAS.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

1. Examine and discuss Facility Management in terms of organization planning and real estate

2. Examine and discuss Facility Management in terms of sustainability, design-build and emergency preparedness

3. Examine and discuss Facility Management in terms of security, operations and management practice

 



Learning Outcome 1

Examine and discuss Facility Management in terms of organization planning and real estate

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Discuss the background and organization of the facility management function

1.2

1.2 Examine the planning, programming and budgeting functions related to facility management

1.3

Describe facility management in terms of real estate issues

 




Learning Outcome 2

Examine and discuss Facility Management in terms of sustainability, design-build and emergency preparedness

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Discuss facility management in terms of sustainability

2.2

Describe the design-build cycle

2.3

Examine and discuss facility emergency preparedness


Learning Outcome 3

Examine and discuss Facility Management in terms of security, operations and management practice

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Discuss the issues around facility security management

3.2

Analyse the functions of facility operations and maintenance

3.3

Describe the attributes of facility management practice

Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

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