Course Title: Facilities Management 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Facilities Management 1

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Norm Jackson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no specific pre-requisites for the course, but some understanding of facilities within the industrial and built environment is useful.

Course Description

The course provides students with an introductory overview of the management of facilities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the framework within which the participants can integrate the material presented during the course. The course is intended to broaden the horizons of technical specialists to the diversity of responsibilities. The role of the facilities management as an integrating discipline within the constructed environment.

At the completion of this course students should:
1. Have established an understanding of the overall function of facilities management in the life of a facility from the concept stage through investment decision, creation, utilisation and rehabilitation or disposal stages.

2. Developed an understanding of the legal constraints which affect the operation of a facility. This is not intended as a detailed study of the law but highlight those areas that directly effect facility managers.

3. Have developed an understanding of maintenance objectives and the consequential selection of strategies based on criteria that are consistent with corporate objectives.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be provided via lectures, guest speakers, individual reading and assignments. Through the attendance of lectures in this course students will be introduced to material of possible relevance to facilities management techniques. It is not assumed that lectures will contain all of the material about a particular topic and it is assumed that students will conduct further reading and research into those topics that they find of most potential use. Assignments are designed to provide a specific focus for study and allow students to develop their ideas through reading and discussion. The case study approach of the assignments is intended to provide a practical focus to the activity and to help define the boundaries on information gathering. Guest speakers will be invited to provide a broader range of experiences as a focus for student learning. Guest speakers are not intended, in this course, to increase the body of knowledge but to provide a range of case studies against which student learning can be assessed, discussed and assimilated.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with class material.

Overview of Assessment

Assignment 1 = 40%
Assignment 2 = 50%
Presentation = 10%