BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management

Invest in your future with the University of Bolton’s career-focused BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management degree. Our dedicated staff will support you to develop a solid understanding of the practical disciplines, principles and theories required to solve complex facilities management problems.

This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by August 2019 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University.

BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management

Course details

Buildings and construction are about much more than mere bricks and mortar. Ultimately, the sole purpose of buildings and facilities are to serve the needs of the people and businesses that use them. To do this well, real estate and facilities need to be expertly managed – and that is where you come in. If you’re seeking a career that combines leadership with forward-planning, problem-solving and global opportunities for career progression, then facilities management could be the specialism for you. The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management degree offers you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this exciting and rewarding area of employment.

Improving the productivity of businesses and the quality of life of the people who work in their buildings is a key goal of facilities managers. Our expert team will focus on teaching you how to manage the building and environmental services and processes that support core business performance effectively and efficiently. Our aim is to prepare you to take responsibility for essential activities such as building maintenance, environmental services, catering, cleaning, reception and security that underpin the smooth running of an organisation.

We’ll support you as you explore essential areas such as property asset management, service management, compliance, management systems, procurement and contract management, finance, and business continuity. You’ll consider areas such as health and safety, risk, space planning and gain an appreciation of how facilities management impacts on areas such as IT and human resources and the workplace as a whole. We’ll guide you as you learn about strategy and policy, change and programme management, collaboration and influencing, as well as operational and technical leadership. Our focus will be on helping you develop the skills and knowledge required for occupational success in this diverse, challenging and varied field of occupation.

  • UCAS points: 96
  • Start date: 21/09/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS code: K290
  • Duration: 3 years

Course highlights:

  • Developed in consultation with our Industry Advisory Board (IAB), this programme is designed to respond directly to the current and predicted future needs of the industry. Our IAB brings together a diverse range of professionals and organisations from a wide variety of building, construction and facilities management related specialisms.
  • We’ll consider developments in building design and management software, and building information modelling (BIM). Software and new technologies have the potential to offer powerful solutions that will further enhance the future management and maintenance of buildings and real estate, as well as areas such as the monitoring of wellbeing of users of the structures. Change is coming and we aim to prepare you for it!
  • Our team of highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic built environment lecturers offer face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support, ensuring you can access help and advice when you need it.
  • We’re committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You’ll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in the industry, and contribute to your professional development.
  • On successful completion of this course, you’ll graduate with an internationally recognised qualification – the BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management from the University of Bolton.

Key features:

  • Our dedicated staff team have a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials, offering you a variety of perspectives and broadening your horizons.
  • By designing the course assignments and projects so that they mimic industry pipelines and standards, we aim to give you an industry relevant education that prepares you for a career in facilities and built asset management.
  • We have strong relationships with many organisations in the industry, allowing us to offer you a work placement over the summer period of level 2 of the course. This industrial experience can prove very valuable in improving your CV and helping you make personal contacts with potential employers. It’s not unusual for graduates to gain excellent references from their placement providers, or even gain employment with that company.
  • We prefer to keep lecture and practical classes relatively small, so that you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help, as well as benefit from the ideas and support offered by your classmates.
  • Our approach to teaching and learning is ‘student-centred’, so we’ll work with you on an individual basis, providing tailored help and support throughout your studies.
  • Our well-established links with the built environment industry mean we can continually monitor and update the course to make sure the content is industry-relevant, introducing you to the latest thinking, technologies and innovations.

Entry requirements

  • UCAS points: 96
  • Start date: 21/09/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS code: K290
  • Duration: 3 years

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details. Find out more

If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we will be happy to consider your application.

You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

Career opportunities

The BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management programme aims to prepare you for a career in facilities management. On successful completion of the course, you’ll have a sound understanding of best practice in the delivery and development of a variety of integrated operational services across multiple sites or a portfolio of property assets and facilities management services.

After graduation, you’ll be ready to take on administrative and management roles in such diverse areas as building and grounds maintenance, catering and vending, cleaning, procurement and contract management, space management, health and safety, security, and utilities and communications infrastructure. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to coordinate and lead teams for service provision, keep staff safe, plan the best use of space and resources, project manage the work of contractors, and respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge and skills, you’ll possess abilities in problem solving, analysis and research, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, as well as commercial awareness.

What can I do with this qualification?

As a graduate, you should be well prepared to progress your career in the facilities and built asset management industry, as well as in the wider business, management and financial sectors. BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management graduates from the University of Bolton can expect to to find employment with facilities management outsourcing companies or employers in sectors such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail and finance that have large estates with significant numbers of non-facilities management staff.

This degree aims to support the development of the next generation of facilities and asset managers. On successful completion of this course, you should be well prepared to take on interesting and demanding roles in this hugely varied field. You may also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level to build specialist knowledge in a particular area, such as building surveying, business management, security or retail.

Alternative career options

  • Construction project management
  • Building analysis
  • Business administration
  • General management
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Management consultancy
  • Estate agency
  • Financial management
  • Investment management
  • Teaching and education
  • Research and development

Professional recognition

During your studies, we’ll encourage you to join the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) at Affiliate grade, so that you can benefit from access to their library of resources, exclusive networking and training opportunities, career advice and professional guidance.

Fees & funding

Home/EU fees

  Year of study Total
Entry year 2019/202020/212021/222022/23
2019/20 £9,250£9,250£9,250-£27,750
2020/21 -£9,250£9,250£9,250£27,750

International fees

  Year of study Total
Entry year 2019/202020/212021/222022/23
2019/20 £12,450£12,450£12,450-£37,350
2020/21 -£12,450£12,450£12,450£37,350

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

No hidden extras

  • There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme. ()

How to apply

Home/EU

September start

Please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for September entry.

The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.

You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £24. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £13 is applicable.

You will need the following information to complete your UCAS application form:

  • Institution Code Name: BOLTN

  • Institution Code Number: B44

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Tel: 0870 1122211
Web: www.ucas.com

International

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit www.ucas.com.

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email international@bolton.ac.uk

Teaching & assessment

Teaching, learning and assessment

Facilities management is a diverse and multi-faceted discipline, so we use a wide range of teaching and learning methods. As well as attending timetabled lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials, you’ll be expected to devote significant time to independent and self-directed study. For example, background reading, revisiting practical work, attending lectures and technical meetings provided by professional bodies, preparing for seminars, working on assignments and revising for exams will support your timetabled learning and help develop good habits for lifelong learning. Our friendly and supportive tutors will be here to guide you, and will gladly help you to devise an independent study regime focused on your individual development needs. Your learning will also be supported by the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Assessment will involve a strategic blend of practical work, exams, essays, presentations, laboratory write-ups and other assignments. Some assessments will contribute to your final module marks, while others are designed to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and where you need to seek extra support from course tutors.

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Contact The University

Key facts

  • UCAS code:
    K290
  • Course type:
    Full-time
  • Start date:
    21/09/2020
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
    BSc (Hons)
  • UCAS points:
    96
  • Duration:
    3 years

Contact us

Clive Robinson
Programme Leader
Email: C.J.Robinson@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903542

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903