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Master of Facilities Management

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Facilities Management

Cloud (online)*

Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Indicative annual fee 2015No fees defined
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Tel 03 5227 8301
Email: sebe@deakin.edu.au


LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Deakin course code S795

There will be no intake into this course in 2015.


* Note: This course is only available to International students studying offshore.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Facilities management is an emerging discipline that centres around the management of existing facilities and the strategic alignment of physical infrastructure to an organisation’s core business goals, and the important health and safety needs of its workforce and customers.  


Deakin’s Master of Facilities Management will equip you to be able to work across traditional professional boundaries, from property investment and development through to space management and workplace logistics, using key project management skills to ensure optimum value for money is attained at all stages of the property life cycle.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

Multiple career opportunities can arise from a qualification in facilities management. These include: asset and property management, property investment and management, workplace logistics and strategic technical services, sustainable practices and effective planning and design of space.

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Facilities Management, you must successfully complete 12 credit points as follows:

  • 11 core units (12 credit points)

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Course structure

Trimester 1

SRF701 Operational Facilities and Asset Management  

SRF702 Strategic Facilities and Asset Management  

MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  

SRR782 Research Methodology  

SRM752 Advanced Project Management  


Trimester 2

SRF703 Risk Management  

SRM751 Integrated Project Information Management  

SRQ762 Cost Planning  

SRT750 Sustainable Futures  

SRR715 Thesis (Facilities Management)  (2 cps)


Trimester 3

SRV799 Built Environment Integrated Project  


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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.


In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.


For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide..

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants will normally have successfully completed an approved Bachelor's level degree (or equivalent) in a related or non-related area, comprising at least three years of study.


Alternative admission criteria includes demonstrable professional experience, comprising at least 5 years experience in facilities management or an equivalent role with a supporting letter from the applicant's current or previous employer.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Facilities Management (S595)
Graduate Diploma of Facilities Management (S695)

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