Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

MS Tech - Facilities Management - Overview

Earn a Purdue University Degree Online!  (IFMA Accredited!)

Curriculum is based on International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) guidelines!

IFMA Accredited

If you are currently working in the field of facility management (or have an interest in this career field) as a planner, property manager, plant manager, facility manager, plant engineer or other related areas you can enhance job opportunities while earning a formal credential sitting at your computer. This online program is designed for working professionals and can be completed in ONLY 2 years.

You will share a virtual classroom with facility management professionals from around the world while earning a Purdue University degree. This is a unique program that will increase your knowledge and professionalism and therefore, your value as a facilities manager.

The MS Degree in Technology, Facilities Management Emphasis is an online graduate program designed for the working student. The program provides an integrated experience in facilities management with emphasis on project and contract management, engineering systems management and energy management. The program also requires an independent direct project in the area of facilities management.

Degree Requirements

33 credit hours with a minimum graduation GPA of 3.0.

Core Subject Areas (30 Credit Hours)

  • Energy Management for Buildings
  • Facilities Contract Management
  • Facilities Maintenance and Operation
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Financial Aspects of Facilities Management
  • Introduction to Facilities Engineering Systems
  • Management of Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Quality and Productivity in Industry and Technology
  • Supply Chain Logistics Operations in Facilities and Industry
  • Greening Organizations
  • Directed Project (3 Credit Hours)

Program Goals:

Three to five years after graduation, graduates of the M.S. Technology, Facilities Management concentration will be able to: 

  1. Work competently in professional careers related to the field of Facilities Management
  2. Achieve recognition and/or advancement consistent with their education
  3. Continue growth in professional knowledge through additional education, certification or licensing

Student Outcomes:

At the time of graduation, a student will:

  1. Have the ability to select and apply the knowledge, skills and modern tools of the discipline;
  2. Have the ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined facility management related problems;
  3. Have the ability to apply written, oral and visual communication and to function effectively as a member or leader of team;
  4. Have the ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  5. Have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  6. Have an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities and understand impact of decisions in a societal and global context.

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