Bachelor of Applied Science

Facilities Management

Overview

The Facilities Management concentration in the Bachelor of Applied Science program at UH West Oʻahu prepares students for professional positions within the built environment sectors. The concentration provides students with technical and managerial skills to implement comprehensive sustainable operations and maintenance of facilities management systems. This concentration prepares students for professional positions within a wide variety of technically advanced building and infrastructure sectors such as military, municipal, industrial, retail, commercial, resort, hospital. Ultimately, the concentration develops facilities professionals who are capable of solving real-world problems to transition existing and future Hawai‘i building and critical infrastructure systems toward greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a concentration in Facilities Management from UH West O‘ahu will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic skills to effectively manage the financial function within the context of sustainable buildings and infrastructures.
  • Demonstrate basic skills to effectively integrate the facility information management technologies within the context of sustainable buildings and infrastructures.
  • Demonstrate basic skills to effectively manage the facility information management function within the context of sustainable buildings and infrastructures.
  • Demonstrate basic skills to effectively manage the quality function within the context of sustainable buildings and infrastructures.

Internships / Practicums

The Facilities Management concentration partners with an active Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) whose membership organizations include the UH West Oʻahu facilities department, IFMA Hawaii Chapter, Hawaiian Society for Healthcare Engineering, Hawaii Energy, Ingersoll/Trane, Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance, Wheeler Public Works, Naval Facilities, Office of Naval Research, Naval Post-graduate School, Hale Koa Hotel, Four Seasons, Ko Olina Beach Club, Pali Momi M/C, Queens Hospital, etc. IAB members collaborate with facilities management student chapter members to meet current and future internship/scholarship needs.

Careers and Earning Potential

Potential career opportunities include positions as vice president of facilities, director of facilities, facility managers, plant managers, building managers, property managers, infrastructure managers, operations managers, maintenance managers, and sustainability managers within a variety of industrial, commercial, residential, recreational, governmental, and critical infrastructure sectors.

For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Industry Sectors website.

Student Clubs

The University of Hawai’i – West Oahu Facilities Management Student Chapter is committed in providing its peers the support needed to succeed. It encourages the idea of sustainability and priding its members as stewards of the environment.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Jeffrey Rogers
Associate Professor
(808) 689-2384
jrogers2@hawaii.edu

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