Construction and Facilities Management BS Facilities Management

Program Purpose

"Our work is to bring forth Zion, and produce the Kingdom of God in its perfection and beauty upon the earth." (Discourses of Brigham Young, pg. 443.) The BYU Facilities Management Program will assist in the perfection, beauty and operational knowledge of physical facilities in bringing forth Zion. Our work is to be a world leader in facility management education, physical asset management and facility research. Our work is to bless the world through the dispensing of this knowledge

Curricular Structure

Department Information

Major Academic Plan

Undergraduate Catalog

Program Description


The Discipline

Facility  Management (FM) prepares students to be part of the administrative/management team in the increasingly complex world of facilities, real estate and property management. The facility and property manager combines management practices with the most current technical knowledge in 16 competency areas: Space Planning and Programming, Construction Project Management, Building Systems and Infrastructure, Operations and Maintenance, Energy Management, Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility, Safety Security and Disaster Recovery, Standards Laws and Regulatory Compliance, Leadership and Administration, Finance and Funding, Real Estate Fundamentals, Property Management Fundamentals, Event Management, and FM Technologies.

Career Opportunities

The program has nearly 100 percent job placement within the field of facility and property management. Employment can be found with colleges and universities, hospitals and health care centers, governmental agencies, recreational complexes, airports, large industrial plants, and other institutions or businesses that have large facilities.

Responsibilities encompass supervision of planning, renovation, and maintenance of buildings and grounds. Attention is given to employee health and safety, security, disaster planning, and environmental concerns. The program is broad based and prepares managers for all types of facilities and properties, with salaries among the upper-level of university graduates. Further educational opportunities include advanced degrees in facility management, real estate, construction, business administration, public administration, or other related fields.

Student organizations are a key factor in the success of the Facilities Management Program. All students belong to the Facility and Property Management Student Association (FPMSA). The program has outstanding student chapters of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Each student chapter conducts many activities that support curricular and program goals. The FPMSA student leadership and faculty bring in national guest lecturers to a weekly seminar.

Learning Outcomes

Achievement of the Program Outcomes is ensured by achieving a set of Course Outcomes. Each course has between five and ten Course Outcomes. Instructors have the flexibility to pursue additional learning but the Course Outcomes are required content for the course, regardless of the instructor.

Each semester, the degree to which the course outcomes have been achieved is evaluated by both the students and the instructor. Recommendations for changes in the course outcomes and learning activities are provided by the Industry Advisory Council, students, instructor, and employers. The recommendations are them evaluated by the faculty to determine the merits of the recommendations. The complete list of Course Outcomes and Evaluation Sheets are available.

Managing Facility Financial Resources

Understand and apply principles for managing facility financial resources.

Courses that Contribute: ACC 200 CFM 110 CFM 311 CFM 420 CFM 426 FIN 201
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
Managing Construction Projects

Demonstrate how to manage construction projects.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 385 CFM 105 CFM 311 CFM 385 CFM 412 CFM 415
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Facility Building Systems

Demonstrate how to manage construction projects.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 210 CFM 110 CFM 210 CFM 241 CFM 320 CFM 340 CFM 420
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Space Planning and Design Programming

Understand and apply facility space planning and design programming techniques.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 110 PWS 103
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
Safety, Security, and Regulatory Compliance

Design safety, security, and regulatory compliance programs for facilities.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 460
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Energy and Sustainability

Design energy and sustainability facility programs.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 460 CFM 320 CFM 330 CFM 340
Linked to BYU Aims: Quantitative reasoning
Facility Technology Systems

Understand and demonstrate facility technology systems.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 199R FPM 199R
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence

Apply facility learning through internships and other practicum experiences.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 199R FPM 199R FPM 399R
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence, Lifelong learning
Moral and Ethical Standards

Live high moral and ethical standards.

Courses that Contribute: None
Linked to BYU Aims: Character
Life-Long Learning

Pursue lifelong learning.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 291R
Linked to BYU Aims: Lifelong learning
Leadership, Management, and Innovation

Understand and apply leadership, management and innovation skills.

Courses that Contribute: CFM 110 CFM 415 CFM 420 ORG B 327
Linked to BYU Aims: Think soundly, Human knowledge

Evidence of Learning

Direct Measures

Data is collected from Course assessments, including quizzes, assignments, projects, exams, and field trip reports.

Indirect Measures

  1. Internal and external program reviews and accreditation reviews.
  2. Evaluation of national awards, scholarships, competitions, and other recognition received by students and the program.
  3. Feedback from recruiters about student competencies, strengths and weaknesses of the program and opportunities for improvement.
  4. Alumni surveys.
  5. Senior exit survey.

Reporting Outcomes

The FM emphasis goals are reviewed once a year when a formal report is given to the director of the School of Technology (SOT) and the deans of the college. This usually happens in May.  

Once a year the individual faculty stewardship reviews are done with the director of the School of Technology.

The SOT staff prepares reports that are given out the first of the semester, every month as needed and at the end of the semester. Annual reports are also given at different times of the year that provide statistics in many areas. These are used for measuring the outcomes.

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement

The faculty of Construction  and Facilities Management program has a broad base of industry and educational experience.  The faculty interacts with students and industry members in a variety of ways.  With this background the faculty is well suited to actively participate in the assessment and evaluation process.  The primary means of gathering information from the faculty are the weekly faculty meetings.  During the meetings we discuss the topics of the meeting, but also have time to discuss areas of concern with the programs.  Additionally the faculty meets once a year in an annual retreat and address the direction of the program and the needs of the students. Changes to the program are also discussed at meetings based upon the assessment process.