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.
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 Career Explorer website.