Core Module Information
Module title: Facilities Management (GA)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08406
Module leader: Andrew Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module covers the following areas

Role, scope and influence of facilities management; FM definitions; FM policy and strategy; corporate environment; the changing face of work and adding value through FM; space management; quality and performance management; environmental management and sustainability; workplace productivity; innovation; collaborative approaches to service delivery.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: Develop an overview of the role of the facilities manager with a view to participation in corporate activity at strategic, tactical and operational levels.
LO2: Analyse the role of the facilities manager in order to develop strategies and policies which ensure effective management of facilities.
LO3: Apply relevant management, quality, customer service and compliance approaches to the management of facilities.
LO4: Critically appraise facilities management culture, current practice attitudes and development of productive working environments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Smith
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

A module guide is issued in week one that outlines the topics and core references. A 3-hour lecture/seminar is delivered with supporting learning material. Scope is built in for questions / issue prompts for student response allowing for discussion. Each lecture is also supported by tutorial / seminar session. The student input ranges from individual exercise to group tasks with defined output and expectation of presenting to tutor or peers. Specialist lectures are included in the programme.

The Facilities Management module ensures the student achieves the LO1- 4 and uses a wide variety of resources to develop student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials. Students will also be directed to a variety of sources including books, e-books, journals and internet resources to support learning. This module also helps to develop in students an active approach to studying and the capacity for independent learning.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by two components, an essay/research paper and a professional report. For example, you may be asked to research and analyse the role of the Facilities Manager, strategic FM or FM culture. You may then apply knowledge gained through a practical application report.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 98
Other Work based learning 66
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 50 2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL: