KA6033 - Facilities and Asset Management

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn how to identify and appraise the key management stages in the maintenance and operation of property, compare and appraise techniques. Categorise and analyse strategic, tactical and operational dimensions of facilities and asset management. Explore the options for managing the non-core business of an organisation in support of business aims. Management theory as applied to the broad scope of the facilities and asset manager in practice will be taught. Promotion of ethically correct and environmentally sound management of people, premises, resources, services and the working environment. There will be opportunities for you to have hands on experience of some of the software packages that are being used within industry to give you practical experience

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars, workshops, along with independent research and site visits. These will combine theories, concepts and demonstrate real life application that will enable you to tackle a series of guided exercises throughout the module. Visiting guest lecturers from industry experts and practitioners will invited to give deliver lectures to demonstrate the vocational link to practice All lecture and seminar material will be available on the eLearning Portal (eLP) so that you can access information when you need to. You will be supported by feedback from tutors during practical sessions and you can come and see us to discuss module questions on a one-to-one or small group basis, face-to-face as and when the need arises..

In addition, the university library offers support for all students by providing electronic reading lists and an excellent Ask4Help Online service. This can be used if you are having difficulty or would like some advice when undertaking your own research on the module. IT support is also on hand if you are experiencing difficulties accessing university systems.

If you are in employment your workplace will be the main learning environment, in effect acting as a framework for facilities and asset management. However, tutor support will be available via drop-in sessions throughout the module study period. If you are in employment it is recognised that there is the need for modes of blended learning delivery, experiential assessment, and opportunities to combine work and study through independent study, embedded learning opportunities, and relevant communications technologies. Lecture capture will be used to elaborate on the content contained in any teaching material along with audio recording and notes to support presentations on key topics.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Group and individual based tasks will be set for seminar sessions some of which will require background reading and research prior to formal sessions to allow you to participate in class debate and discussion. Seminar sessions will explore in more detail subjects covered within the lectures. Directed learning will be given by tutors to you to gain a deeper understanding of particular subject area. In addition tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board at the University’s eLearning Portal so that the whole group can benefit.

If you are in employment your workplace will be the main learning environment, however, tutor support will be available via drop-in sessions throughout the module study period. The eLP, telephone and email will be used as a means of communication once the initial briefings have taken place and work-based visits will be made by tutors if appropriate.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• MLO1 You will be expected to critically appraise the key management stages in the maintenance and operation of built assets.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

• MLO2 You will develop your skills in critically analysing different theoretical frameworks and be able to demonstrate their practical application required within industry.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

• MLO3 You will develop and reinforce the ethical characteristics of a Northumbria graduate as you consider the values that underpin the successful delivery of strategic facilities and asset management.

How will I be assessed?

The module will be summative assessed with the completion of a written report and an examination. These assessments reflect both the practical and theoretical aspects of the module.

The report will focus on particular areas of learning outcomes that require demonstration of the application of learning materials to practical tasks and assess MLOs 1-3.

The examination will measure progress in learning outcomes from all taught material and assess MLO1-3.

Feedback will be provided on the summative assessment via a standard feedback pro-forma and also via the eLP/gradebook.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module aims to develop the student’s knowledge and gain a deeper understanding to the importance of built assets and how these support respective organisations and businesses core functions. It brings together the knowledge gained from previous levels studied and introduces students to strategic decision making by exploring the concepts and theories around the management and organisation of non-core business activities.

Through teaching and independent research the student will be able to identify, analyse and apply key theory in the sustainable operation and maintenance of property, these include outsourcing, procurement, tendering, corporate social responsibility, strategic asset & business continuity planning. The student will develop an in depth comprehension of strategic portfolio management and maintenance management policies. Critically examine alternative contractual arrangements, examine information needs and legislative constraints which relate to Facilities and Asset Management.

The subjects covered and teaching methods used in and outside the formal classroom and the introduction of ICT software go to enhance and contextualise the theory and academic practice. With successful completion of this module the student will not only have an academic understanding to the importance of providing built assets that support business and organisations functions. They will build the skills to consider built assets in a strategic way which will prepare them for their respective careers post graduation.

If you are in employment your workplace will act as a framework for facilities and asset management to develop your skills and knowledge.

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn how to identify and appraise the key management stages in the maintenance and operation of property, compare and appraise techniques. Categorise and analyse strategic, tactical and operational dimensions of facilities and asset management. Explore the options for managing the non-core business of an organisation in support of business aims. Management theory as applied to the broad scope of the facilities and asset manager in practice will be taught. Promotion of ethically correct and environmentally sound management of people, premises, resources, services and the working environment. There will be opportunities for you to have hands on experience of some of the software packages that are being used within industry to give you practical experience

Course info

UCAS Code K230

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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