Core Module Information
Module title: Facilities Management 1

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11112
Module leader: Andrew Smith
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Facilities Management : An introduction and overview
Facilities Management Skills
Property as a facility - space management
Introduction to Quality Management for the Facilities Manager.
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) as a tool in Facilities Management.
Support Services for Facilities Management.
Strategies for improving Facilities Management implementation in organisations.
Introduction to Information and Communications Technology

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1) explain the history and growth of facilities management as a specialisation within the property and construction sector.
LO2) assess and recommend appropriate facilities management solutions of benefit to an organisation.
LO3) apply a range of specialist techniques in planning the facilities management function in an organisation.
LO4) analyse client requirements, corporate real estate management, maintenance management, procurement and tendering, project financial control, supplier management, environmental management, GIS and health & safety.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
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:
LO1- 4 Each face-to-face activity uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discussion, case analysis to develop
student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials.
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1- 4 Students take part in developmental exercises so as to better understand their personal skills and attributes and how to
develop them to increase their employability. Their PDP is considered an integral part of this development as they are
encouraged to reflect on what they have learned in the module and apply it to their personal situation. Learning outcomes
match requirements of RICS.
Research/teaching linkages
At several points during the module the students are introduced to relevant research to underpin their learning. Students are
also expected to undertake personal research for the assessments, which builds their research skills.
Supporting equality and diversity
Through LO1-3 the issues of diversity are considered in the module. Module materials use a mix of examples from different
cultural backgrounds to ensure that diversity is effectively dealt with. The module is taken by students from a wide variety of
programmes - the module materials recognise this diversity.
Students on the module come from a wide ethnic and cultural mix.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessments 1 and 2 provide summative assessment for the module. However, both assessments are designed to give
students formative feedback on several aspects of the learning process that can be applied to other learning situations.
Assessment 1 will test the knowledge and competencies of the student on LOs 1,2 and 3. The second assessment will test the
students knowledge and competencies on LOs 1,2,3 and 4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1-3 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Report 60 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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