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Bachelor of Engineering Technology - FM Pathway
Bachelor of Engineering Technology Facilities & Asset Management
As of February 2017, New Zealand has a homegrown degree-level FM qualification. School leavers and others looking to make a career in FM, can enrol in Auckland University of Technology’s new Building Engineering major (Bachelor of Engineering Technology) - Asset and Facilities Management. This is a huge leap forward for the FM profession in New Zealand, giving the local FM community the opportunity to attract bright young people directly into the industry by offering a recognised degree level qualification with workplace relevance.
The new Building Engineering Major incorporates three pathways, one of which is Asset and Facilities Management. The others are Building Surveying Technology and Construction Safety Engineering.
FMANZ has worked closely with AUT to develop the AM/FM major, and the Head of Built Environment at AUT’s School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Professor John Tookey, agrees industry demand has driven the launch of the major. “At the moment there is a clear and significant shortfall of engineers both worldwide and in New Zealand. Our industry partners keep telling us there is a strong demand for new infrastructure but also to maintain and sustain existing infrastructure.
“We agreed that there needs to be engineers tasked directly in the development, management and maintenance of constructed infrastructure, so have created this specific major.”
In promoting the Assets and Facilities Management pathway to students, AUT says: “The Asset and Facilities Management pathway helps you develop the skills to provide cost-effective lifecycle sustainability of commercial buildings. It covers a wide range of skills – including building technology, building management systems, energy management and the commercial aspects of construction.”
AUT’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology takes a hands-on, applied approach to learning, and the Assets and Facilities Management pathway will produce engineering competent individuals who ‘get’ FM - engineers with a pragmatic commercial understanding of FM and construction.
AUT’s Bachelor of Engineering Technology is internationally recognised under the Sydney Accord.