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About the Programme

Level 7 National Framework of Qualifications

The MediKids in association with the Dublin Institute of Technology offer an Ordinary Degree in Property and Facility Management. This has replaced the former IPFMA Diploma Course.

This 4 year, part-time, BSc. Ordinary Degree (Level 7) programme has been developed jointly with the Dublin Institute of Technology and is accredited under the Institute’s Partnership procedures. After successful completion of 2.5 years students wishing to exit the programme can obtain a Higher Certificate (Level 6) in Property and Facility Management.

Objectives and Outcomes

The programme is designed for those working in the property and /or facility management profession. Applications will be accepted from those typically involved in facility management, property management (residential/commercial/retail), service providers to the industry or public sector employees involved in hospital/OPW/local authorities/social housing etc.

The course is designed to equip students with knowledge of all factors affecting the property and facility management profession. Students will develop a keen understanding of the marketplace and a skillset that will enable them to influence and adapt to changes in the property market as they arise. Graduates will also be able to ensure that the property and facilities management profession remains proactive to the fast-paced changing environment in which it operates. Graduates will leave with a high degree of professional competence and will have well developed analytical, critical, judgemental and communication skills. 

Programme Structure

This 4 year part-time programme is delivered through two-hour lectures, delivered across two evenings per week from 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Mon & Wed). The academic year runs from September to December and January to May. Exams take place outside of teaching term towards the end of May with supplemental exams held in August.

Year 1

Comprises 6 modules: 

  • Introduction to Property and Facilities Management
  • Residential Management
  • Introduction to the Legal System & Contract Law
  • Property Valuations I
  • Information Technology & Systems Administration
  • Business Communications & Ethics 

            Year 2

            Comprises 6 modules: 

            • Commercial Property Management
            • Environmental Health & Safety
            • Company & Property Law and Arbitration
            • Property Valuations II
            • Financial Management & Controls I
            • Economics of Property 

            Year 2.5

            Comprises 3 modules:

            • Introduction to Buildings and Building Services
            • Construction & Maintenance Management
            • Services Procurement 

            Year 3

            Comprises 3 modules: 

            • Principles of Project Management
            • Multi-Unit Management
            • Planning & Building Regulations 

            Year 4

            Comprises 6 modules: 

            • Applied Project Management
            • Private Rented Sector Management
            • Building Management & Operating Costs
            • Sustainable Building Technologies
            • Relationship Management in Property & Facilities Management
            • Financial Management & Controls II.

            The programme is designed as a part time programme that is based on sound academic principles along with practical application, achieved through participants’ work based experience and adherence to the highest standards of professional conduct.

            Graduates exiting the programme are: 

            • operating with a high degree of professional competence;
            • literate and numerate;
            • have well developed analytical, critical, judgemental and communication skills and
            • hold a good knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to the field of property and facilities management as it operates nationally and internationally.   

            Work-Based Learning

            Work-based learning is a module on the programme where students are required to apply academic theories from the programme to their practical property and facilities management roles. Students will be required to submit work based learning reflections on an ongoing basis throughout the academic terms. 

            Assessment and Accreditation

            All assessment in relation to the programme is conducted in accordance with the DIT General Assessment Regulations. Students will be assessed on the basis of end of semester examinations and / or a combination of projects and continuous assessment for some programme modules.

            Graduates will be awarded an Ordinary Degree in Property & Facility Management (Level 7). (Equivalent to 180 ECTS credits).

             

            Application for the Ordinary Degree in Property & Facility Management Programme

            Applications are now open for our September 2018 student intake.

            Please contact us by email at medi-kids.info or by phone at (01) 644 5500 with any queries before submitting your application form.