Facility Management - Certificate

This certificate program, while housed in the College of Architecture, provides a student in any graduate degree program at Texas A&M University an opportunity to develop a body of knowledge in facility management that will further his/her career goals. The certificate assumes that facility management is a cross-disciplinary field. The program is designed to ensure that a student gains a sense of mutual respect for others in the field, and appropriate awareness, understanding, and ability within a specific body of knowledge.

Required
COSC 670Facilities Asset Management3
Capstone
Select one of the following:3
Professional Study 1
Professional Study
Professional Study
Electives
Select three of the following: 29
Operations and Maintenance Track:
Applied Solar Energy
Energy Optimization in Building Design
Applied Architectural Systems
Architectural Lighting
Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Principles of Building Energy Analysis
Energy Management in Commercial Buildings
Application of Energy Management
Finance and Real Estate Track:
Development and the Environment
Market Analysis for Development
Design and Development Economy
Accounting Concepts and Procedures I
Survey of Finance
Real Property Finance
Planning, Project Management Technology Track:
Construction Company Operations
Advanced Project Management
Construction Economics
Construction Information Technology
Introduction to Project Management
Behavior in Organizations
Survey of Management
Human and Environmental Factors Track:
Historic Preservation Theory and Practice
Design Programming
Interior Architecture
Survey of Human Behavior and Design
Internships:
Professional Internship
Professional Internship
Total Semester Credit Hours15
1

ARCH 693 is a 6 credit hour course, but only 3 may be counted towards the FM certificate.

2

At least three (3) credit hours of course work with facility management content MUST be from outside the student's major field.

Model Degree Plan for Master of Architecture Students Seeking a Certificate in Facility Management

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ARCH 605Architectural Design I 6
ARCH 631Applied Architectural Structures 3
COSC 670Facilities Asset Management (Required for Facility Management) 13
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
ARCH 606Architectural Design II 6
ARCH 633Applied Architectural Systems 23
ARCH XXX - Architecture History 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
Summer
ARCH 684Professional Internship (or elective) 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall
ARCH 607Architectural Design III 6
ARCH 685Directed Studies (Final Study Prep) 1
Elective 23
Elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
ARCH 693Professional Study (Final Study, Required for Facility Management) 1,36
ARCH 657Advanced Professional Practice and Ethics 3
Elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 52
1

Required classes for the facility management certificate

2

Possible facility management electives, at least one of which must be a course outside the Department of Architecture with facility management content.

3

Students must complete a capstone Professional Study or Thesis with a Facility Management focus that is approved by the Facility Management Certificate Council. Although this is a 6 credit hour course, only 3 credit hours may be counted toward the FM certificate.

Model Degree Plan for Master of Science in Architecture Students Seeking a Certificate in Facility Management

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CARC 601Foundations of Research in Planning and Design 3
COSC 670Facilities Asset Management (Required for FM) 13
Elective - Major Area (Facility Management) 23
Elective - Minor Area 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
Spring
Elective - Major Area (Facility Management) 24
Elective - Minor Area 3
ARCH 685Directed Studies (Final Study Prep) 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall
Elective 3
ARCH 691Research (Required for FM) 1,36
 Term Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 29
1

Required classes for the facility management certificate

2

Possible facility management electives, at least one of which must be a course outside the Department of Architecture with facility management content.

3

Students must complete a capstone Professional Study or Thesis with a Facility Management focus that is approved by the Facility Management Certificate Council. Although this is a 6 credit hour course, only 3 credit hours may be counted toward the FM certificate.

Model Degree Plan for Master of Science in Construction Management Students Seeking a Certificate in Facility Management

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
COSC 690Theory of Research in Construction Management 3
STAT 651Statistics in Research I 3
COSC 681Seminar 1
COSC 670Facilities Asset Management (Required for FM) 13
Elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
COSC Elective 23
Elective 23
COSC 693Professional Study 2
Elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours11
Second Year
Fall
COSC Elective 23
COSC 693Professional Study (Required for FM) 1,33
Elective 23
Elective 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 36
1

Required classes for the facility management certificate

2

Possible facility management electives, at least one of which must be a course outside the Department of Construction Science with facility management content.

3

Students must complete a capstone Professional Study or Thesis with a Facility Management focus that is approved by the Facility Management Certificate Council.

The Department of Construction Science also requires the following:

  • 18 credit hours must have the COSC prefix.
  • 6 credit hours must not have the COSC prefix (excluding statistics).

Model Degree Plan for Master of Science in Land Development Students Seeking a Certificate in Facility Management

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
COSC 670Facilities Asset Management (Required for FM) 13
LDEV 664Market Analysis for Development 23
LDEV 667Design and Development Economy 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours9
Spring
LDEV 663Introduction to Project Management 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours3
Summer
LDEV 687Development Feasibility and Design 3
LDEV 688Development Feasibility and Design II 3
LDEV 693Professional Study 1,33
 Term Semester Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall
LDEV Elective Course 1 (Environmental Issues) 3
Leveling Course 3
Elective Course 2 23
Elective Course 3 23
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 33
1

Required classes for the facility management certificate

2

Possible facility management electives, at least one of which must be a course outside the Department of LAUP with facility management content.

3

Students must complete a capstone Professional Study or Thesis with a Facility Management focus that is approved by the Facility Management Certificate Council.