Course Title: Facilities Management 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 005460

Course Title: Facilities Management 2

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Constr & Proj Mgt


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Norm Jackson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Facilities Management 1 

Course Description

This course continues the development of a framework for facilities management by adding depth to specific areas within the framework of the course. Three main streams within the course are studied in order to develop the ability of facilities managers to manage change in the existing constructed environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will enable students to gain an understanding of the changing technologies, which influence the fabric, and services of modern buildings. In particular the student will concentrate on the impact of such technologies on management, cost and client. The development of these new technologies are not limited to new or large installations and may impact on cultural heritage, client safety and organisational structures.

Students will evaluate the concept of intelligent buildings and review the information relating to intelligent buildings. The intent of the review is to establish the impact of intelligent buildings on facility management and to isolate the key manageable components from much of the misinformation surrounding the concept of intelligent buildings.

Building from the previous risk management strategies, the students will gain an understanding of the planning and implementation requirements for development of security and crisis management strategies that relate to facilities.

At the end of the course students will have an understanding of the technical aspects of buildings and ongoing maintenance strategies, risk management factors, security and the concept of the intelligent building.

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

No set text

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is by two assignments and one presentation. The pass mark is 50%. Assessment tasks will be handed out in class.