Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management

Clifton Fordham, Facilities Management Curriculum Coordinator
Tyler School of Art, Architecture Building, Room 133
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19122
clifton.fordham@temple.edu

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management degree prepares students for a career in the profession of Facility Management. It is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. Students who choose this degree program can pursue facility management certification after entering into the profession.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the General Education requirements. Go to the General Education section for more information.

Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society requirement.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are ARCH 3097 and ARCH 4296.

Program Requirements

A total of 122 s.h. is required for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management.

MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I 14
Freshman Requirements
ARCH 1011Visual Literacy for Architects 13
ARCH 1001Introduction to Design and the Environment3
ARCH 1012Visual Literacy for Architects 23
Sophomore Requirements
Select one of the following:4
Foundation Architectural Design 1
Facility Management Foundation I
and Facility Management Case Study Research I
ARCH 2141Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance3
ARCH 2151Architecture, Technology, and the Environment3
Select one of the following:4
Foundation Architectural Design 2
Facility Management Foundation II
and Facility Management Case Study Research II
ARCH 2142Architectural History: Renaissance through 20th Century3
Junior Requirements
ARCH 3097Introduction to Facility Management3
ARCH 3152Materials and Methods4
ARCH 3013Project Planning & Programming3
ARCH 3354Sustainability and Architecture3
Senior Requirements
ARCH 3012Computer Aided Facility Management3
ARCH 4011Research Methods for Facility Management3
ARCH 4296Design, Behavior and Culture3
ARCH 4099Capstone Research Seminar for Facility Management4
ARCH Elective3
Additional Requirements
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
LGLS 1102Law of Contracts3
or LGLS 1112 Law for Business
RE 3501Real Estate Fundamentals3
RE 3502Real Estate Practice3
STAT 2103Statistical Business Analytics4
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
1

An alternate course may be taken to fulfill this major requirement. Please see Department Chair or Advising for further information.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Architecture Foundation Studies Courses (Year 1 & 2)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ARCH 1011Visual Literacy for Architects 113
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
MATH 1031Differential and Integral Calculus4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
ARCH 1001Introduction to Design and the Environment3
ARCH 1012Visual Literacy for Architects 2 (spring only)3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I24
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ARCH 2121Foundation Architectural Design 1 (fall only)34
ARCH 2141Architectural History: Ancient through Renaissance (fall only)3
ARCH 2151Architecture, Technology, and the Environment3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARCH 2122Foundation Architectural Design 2 (spring only)44
ARCH 2142Architectural History: Renaissance through 20th Century3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective53
Free Elective53
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 62
1

Although not required, freshman students registered for ARCH 1011 should also take FDPR 1501 and ARCH 1502.

2

An alternate course may be available to fulfill this requirement. If PHYS 1021 is not completed, student will need another GenEd Science and Technology (GS) course to satisfy the GenEd requirement.

3

Option to take ARCH 2123 / ARCH 2153 instead of ARCH 2121 for B.S. in Facilities Management.

4

Option to take ARCH 2124 / ARCH 2154 instead of ARCH 2122 for B.S. in Facilities Management.

5

Students planning to study abroad should substitute the Free Elective for a required course available only on main campus. For more information, please see your advisor.

Note: The Architecture Foundation is common to all three undergraduate degrees.  In the spring of the sophomore year, students declare a major in one of the degrees offered.  A place in the B.S. in Facilities Management or the B.S. in Architectural Preservation is guaranteed for all students in good standing with the University.  Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Architecture is competitive. Typically, students have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an excellent portfolio. Completion of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management (Year 3 & 4) 

Year 3
FallCredit Hours
ARCH 3097Introduction to Facility Management [WI] (fall only)3
ARCH 3152Materials and Methods4
ACCT 2101Financial Accounting3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
RE 3501Real Estate Fundamentals3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARCH 3013Project Planning Programming3
ARCH 3354Sustainability and Architecture3
ECON 1102Microeconomic Principles3
RE 3502Real Estate Practice3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ARCH 3012Computer Aided Facility Management (fall only)3
ARCH 4011Research Methods for Facility Management (fall only)3
ARCH 4296Design, Behavior and Culture [WI] (fall only)3
STAT 2103Statistical Business Analytics4
Select one of the following:3
Law of Contracts 
Law for Business 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARCH 4099Capstone Research Seminar for Facility Management (spring only)4
MSOM 3101Operations Management3
Architecture Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 60
Total Credits for the B.S. in Facilities Management:122

Rome Option

Students who plan to study abroad are encouraged to meet with an advisor as early as the freshman year. While the grid below suggests appropriate coursework, a semester abroad would require using free electives that ordinarily would be taken in other semesters. It will take careful planning with an advisor to ensure that the degree is completed as efficiently as possible, and that courses normally taken in the spring of junior year on Main campus are completed before the semester abroad. ARCH 3241 counts as an Architecture elective.

ARCH 3241Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Japan Option

Students who plan to study abroad are encouraged to meet with an advisor as early as the freshman year. While the grid below suggests appropriate coursework, a semester abroad would require using free electives that ordinarily would be taken in other semesters. It will take careful planning with an advisor to ensure that the degree is completed as efficiently as possible, and that courses normally taken in the spring of junior year on Main campus are completed before the semester abroad.

GenEd courses are offered at the Japan campus and can be substituted where appropriate for Free electives. ARCH 3242 counts as an Architecture elective.

ARCH 3242Urban Seminar in Tokyo (Undergraduate) (spring only)3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours15