There has never been a better time to study facilities management in New Zealand, with Massey University opening enrolments for Aotearoa’s first entry-level FM university qualifications in October this year.
Massey University – New FM Qualifications
In a major development for the FM industry in New Zealand, Massey University has opened enrolments for Aotearoa’s first entry-level university qualifications in facilities management.
The Diploma in Facilities Management (DipFM) is aimed primarily at school leavers and junior level FM professionals looking to underpin their practice with foundational knowledge of a rapidly growing sector, while the new Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM) is designed to provide an educational route for facilities management professionals to progress into more senior leadership roles.
Both programmes comprise eight 15 credit courses that can be completed in one year of full-time study, or part-time, via on-campus or distance learning. There is also an option to exit at Certificate/Graduate Certificate level on completion of four papers.
The first intake of students will begin their studies in February 2021.
AUT – Building Engineering Major
School leavers and others looking to make a career in FM can major in building engineering when they study a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at AUT. The building engineering major incorporates three pathways, one of which is asset and facilities management.
UNE Partnerships, Australia
Diploma of Facilities Management
In association with the Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), UNE Partnerships offers an Australian-based distance-learning Diploma of Facilities Management. The diploma takes 18-24 months to complete, via flexible online study. Note: Accreditation pending.
FM Papers Within Other Degrees
A number of degrees in property, engineering, building science and similar offer papers in facilities management. For example, the urban valuation and property management major within Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Land and Property Management includes a second-year and third-year FM paper, and the Building Science department at Victoria University offers a fourth-year FM paper. Type ‘facilities management’ into the search engine on a university’s website to discover what FM papers they offer.
Become a Student Member
If you’re a full-time secondary or tertiary student with an interest in facilities management, you can join FMANZ for free.