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B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities Management 

Department of Building Economics offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Honours in Facilities Management. This programme covers a wide arena of subjects matter to equip the graduate with knowledge and skills in Facilities Management. In addition to the knowledge imparted by way of lectures,these programmes emphasise on acquiring practical skills as well. The first cohort for this novel degree programme is enrolled in year 2006. The programme is uderpinned by a wide range of loacal and international contact.

What is Facilities Management & Who is a Facilities Manager ?

Facilities Management concept was initiated in the late 1980’s in the United States, as companies began to outsource their support services to external service providers.

Facilities management provides an integrated approach to operating, maintaining, improving and adapting the buildings and infrastructure of an organisation in order to create an environment that strongly supports the primary business objective of that organisation. It is an extremely wide and all embracing activity that encompasses the integration of people, place, process and technology of the organisation.  As a Facilities Manager, you will be required to amalgamate the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioural and engineering sciences to ensure the proper functionality of the work environment.

Entry Requirements and Target Enrolments

The selection of students for admission to undergraduate programmes in Universities is carried out by the University Grants Commission based on the admission policy laid out by them with the concurrence of the government.

The students to be eligible to the B.Sc. (FM) Hons degree programme should have taken Combined Mathematics or Accountancy at the General Certificate of Examinations (Advanced Level). Further , they should have taken two other subjects from the following. 

Chemistry, Higher Mathematics

Physics, Economics

Business Statistics, Business Studies, Hard Technology

In addition to above, the student should satisfy the followings at their General Certificate of Examinations (Ordinary Level) to be eligible for degree programmes in B.Sc. (QS) Hons and B.Sc. (FM) Hons.

At least a credit pass in Mathematics

At least a pass in Science

At least a credit pass in English language

The annual enrolment to the QS degree programme is 125 and the FM degree programme is 50.

Academic Progammes

The Progamme

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying and Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management are four-year full time honours degree programmes. They are structured as follows.

  1. A programme extending over seven academic semesters,
  2. A 32 week period of industrial placement and
  3. Research dissertation as specified.

In every level there are two semesters with approximately 26 weeks each. Each semester comprises of a wide range of subjects and various assessments methods have been employed to evaluate the undergraduates’ performance. The composition of the programme over the four levels of study has been in following figure.

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 The next section provides the detailed By-law and the Performance Criteria for both degreeprogrammes.

pdf By-Law
pdf Performance Criteria

Course Accreditation

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management degree programme has been accredited by the "Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors" since the year 2006

Course Structure

B.Sc. in Facilities Management is a four-year full time honours degree programme. They are structured into seven semesters and three terms. In every level there are two semesters with approximately 20 weeks each and one 12 weeks of term. Each semester comprises of a wide rage of subjects and various assessments to evaluate undergraduates' performance. The degree of integration across the subjects increases as the student progresses through the semesters. The curriculum is mainly grouped into two sections as follows.

All Modules are categorised under 5 stream

Services Technology

Property Management

Project Studies

Construction Technology

Management and IT Studies

FM Modules: Core modules are categorised under 3 streams.

Commencing from first semester of level three, undergraduates have industrial placements for 32 weeks which is assigned with 8 credits. Later in level four, they are required to undertake a research and produce a dissertation whilst attending lectures and class assignments. This provides with an opportunity to use and develop the attributes stated in the aims of the course and to demonstrate the extent to which they have fulfilled those aims.

Commencing from first semester of level three, undergraduates have industrial placements for 32 weeks which is assigned with 8 credits. Later in level four, they are required to undertake a research and produce a dissertation whilst attending lectures and class assignments. This provides with an opportunity to use and develop the attributes stated in the aims of the course and to demonstrate the extent to which they have fulfilled those aims. 

The above degree programmes consist of different modules which can be compulsory or elective and each module is assigned a credit value representing the student's workload. It is necessary to complete certain modules before they follow the modules where pre-requisites are required. 

Most importantly the attendance of a student enrolled for the degree program should not be less than 80%. And a student will not qualify for graduation if he/she does not complete all requirements of graduation within eight academic years from the time of registration, except by the approval from the senate. The requirement for graduation is 150 credits and 10 credits of this shall be earned from Non-GPA modules. Further details of evaluation of performance, syllabi and other requirements for graduation are attached to the annexure.

Module Outline
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management Programme
Module code   Module Module Type Credit Value
  LEVEL - 1
BE 1113   Drawing and Design Appreciation C 3
BE 1209   Professional Communication C 3
BE 1306   Principles of Economics E 2
BE 1302   Fundamentals of Management C 2
BE 1211   Management Accountancy E 2
BE 1104   Building Construction Technology C 3
BE 1406   Facilities I C 2
BE 1304   Mathematics E 2
BE 1502   FM Project Study I* C --
    General Studies    
BE 1202   Services I C 3
BE 1102   Building Materials E 2
BE 1310   Legal Systems C 2
BE 1206   Occupational Safety and Health I C 2
BE 1404   Energy Management I C 2
BE 1106   Civil Engineering Construction C 2
BE 1208   Waste Management C 2
BE 1405   Economics II E 2
BE 1502   FM Project Study I* C 1
  LEVEL - 2
BE 2209   Information Technology I C 3
BE 2312   Law of Contract and Delict C 3
BE 2308   Human Resource Management C 2
BE 2202   Services II C 3
BE 2409   Sustainable Development C 2
BE 2106   Measurement of Works C 3
BE 2414   Performance Management C 3
BE 2410   Maintenance Management I C 2
BE 2504   FM Project Study II* C --
    General Studies    
BE 2207   Business Statistics C 3
BE 2306   Project Planning and Management C 2
BE 2310   Law  of Property C 3
BE 2206   Services III C 3
BE 2108   Specification Writing E 2
BE 2404   Contracts & Procurement C 2
BE 2412   Energy Management II C 2
BE 2208   Occupational Safety and Health II C 2
BE 2504   FM Project Study II* C 1
  LEVEL - 3
BE 3504   Industrial Training C 8
BE 3206   Services Integration C 2
BE 3308   Business Law C 2
BE 3310   Organisational Management C 2
BE 3102   Building Surveying C 2
BE 3410   Maintenance Management II C 2
BE 3312   Operations Management C 3
BE 3406   Property and Real Estate Financing C 3
BE 3408   Asset Management C 2
BE 3202   Intelligent Building Management Systems C 2
BE 3506   FM Project Study III * C 1
  LEVEL - 4
BE 4203   Information Technology II C 3
BE 4418   Development Economics I C 3
BE 4504   Dissertation* C 8
BE 4406   Work Place Planning & Design C 3
BE 4420   Facilities II C 3
BE 4506   FM Project Study IV * C 1
BE 4308   Professional Practice C 2
BE 4504   Dissertation* C 12
BE 4615   Modern Procurement Systems E 2
BE 4414   Real Estate Marketing E 2
BE 4410   Risk Management C 2
BE 4422   Development Economics II C 2

-   All general studies modules (Non-GPA) carry 2 credits 
* Module is conducted throughout semester I and II. Assessment is done at the end of semester II.

C -  Compulsory
E -  Elective
GE -  Non GPA (Elective)

 

Module Outline
List of Non-GPA (General Studies) Modules for B.Sc. (QS) Hons. & B.Sc. (FM) Hons. Degree Programmes
Module code   Module Credit Value
BE 1001   Meditation 2
BE 1002   Photography 2
BE 1003   Web Designing 2
BE 1004   Aerobics 2
BE 1005   Japanese 2
BE 1006   Communication Skills 2
BE 1007   Web Animation 2
BE 1008   Life Style Accessories 2
BE 1009   Introduction to Oral Health 2
BE 1010   Human Rights 2
BE 1011   Career Development 2
BE 1012   Fundamentals of Physics 2
BE 1013   History of Sri Lankan Philately 2
BE 1014   Introduction to Computing 2
BE 1016   Facilitation 2
BE 1017   Active Citizens 2