BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management

Invest in your future with the University of Bolton’s career-focused BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management degree. Our dedicated staff will support you to develop a solid understanding of the practical disciplines, principles and theories required to solve complex facilities management problems.

Facilities and Built Asset Management

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BSc (Hons)

Mode of Study:



3 years


The University of Bolton

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Course Details

Buildings and construction are about much more than mere bricks and mortar. Ultimately, the sole purpose of buildings and facilities are to serve the needs of the people and businesses that use them. To do this well, real estate and facilities need to be expertly managed – and that is where you come in. If you’re seeking a career that combines leadership with forward-planning, problem-solving and global opportunities for career progression, then facilities management could be the specialism for you. The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management degree offers you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this exciting and rewarding area of employment.

Improving the productivity of businesses and the quality of life of the people who work in their buildings is a key goal of facilities managers. Our expert team will focus on teaching you how to manage the building and environmental services and processes that support core business performance effectively and efficiently. Our aim is to prepare you to take responsibility for essential activities such as building maintenance, environmental services, catering, cleaning, reception and security that underpin the smooth running of an organisation.

We’ll support you as you explore essential areas such as property asset management, service management, compliance, management systems, procurement and contract management, finance, and business continuity. You’ll consider areas such as health and safety, risk, space planning and gain an appreciation of how facilities management impacts on areas such as IT and human resources and the workplace as a whole. We’ll guide you as you learn about strategy and policy, change and programme management, collaboration and influencing, as well as operational and technical leadership. Our focus will be on helping you develop the skills and knowledge required for occupational success in this diverse, challenging and varied field of occupation.

  • Developed in consultation with our Industry Advisory Board (IAB), this programme is designed to respond directly to the current and predicted future needs of the industry. Our IAB brings together a diverse range of professionals and organisations from a wide variety of building, construction and facilities management related specialisms.
  • We’ll consider developments in building design and management software, and building information modelling (BIM). Software and new technologies have the potential to offer powerful solutions that will further enhance the future management and maintenance of buildings and real estate, as well as areas such as the monitoring of wellbeing of users of the structures. Change is coming and we aim to prepare you for it!
  • Our team of highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic built environment lecturers offer face-to-face sessions and one-to-one support, ensuring you can access help and advice when you need it.
  • We’re committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You’ll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in the industry, and contribute to your professional development.
  • On successful completion of this course, you’ll graduate with an internationally recognised qualification – the BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management from the University of Bolton.
Key Features
  • Our dedicated staff team have a wide range of professional experience, industry knowledge, technical expertise and academic credentials, offering you a variety of perspectives and broadening your horizons.
  • By designing the course assignments and projects so that they mimic industry pipelines and standards, we aim to give you an industry relevant education that prepares you for a career in facilities and built asset management.
  • We have strong relationships with many organisations in the industry, allowing us to offer you a work placement over the summer period of level 2 of the course. This industrial experience can prove very valuable in improving your CV and helping you make personal contacts with potential employers. It’s not unusual for graduates to gain excellent references from their placement providers, or even gain employment with that company.
  • We prefer to keep lecture and practical classes relatively small, so that you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get help, as well as benefit from the ideas and support offered by your classmates.
  • Our approach to teaching and learning is ‘student-centred’, so we’ll work with you on an individual basis, providing tailored help and support throughout your studies.
  • Our well-established links with the built environment industry mean we can continually monitor and update the course to make sure the content is industry-relevant, introducing you to the latest thinking, technologies and innovations.
Professional recognition

During your studies, we’ll encourage you to join the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) at Affiliate grade, so that you can benefit from access to their library of resources, exclusive networking and training opportunities, career advice and professional guidance.

  • 96 UCAS points. Please see our guide to the UCAS Tariff for examples of how to achieve these points.
  • Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.
  • You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics.
  • If you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience, or a suitable portfolio of work that we consider a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course, then we will be happy to consider your application.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Want some reassurance or advice? Speak to one of our advisors. Email us at or call us on +44 (0)1204 903 394.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

The BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management programme aims to prepare you for a career in facilities management. On successful completion of the course, you’ll have a sound understanding of best practice in the delivery and development of a variety of integrated operational services across multiple sites or a portfolio of property assets and facilities management services.

After graduation, you’ll be ready to take on administrative and management roles in such diverse areas as building and grounds maintenance, catering and vending, cleaning, procurement and contract management, space management, health and safety, security, and utilities and communications infrastructure. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to coordinate and lead teams for service provision, keep staff safe, plan the best use of space and resources, project manage the work of contractors, and respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge and skills, you’ll possess abilities in problem solving, analysis and research, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, as well as commercial awareness.

What can I do with this qualification?

As a graduate, you should be well prepared to progress your career in the facilities and built asset management industry, as well as in the wider business, management and financial sectors. BSc (Hons) Facilities and Built Asset Management graduates from the University of Bolton can expect to to find employment with facilities management outsourcing companies or employers in sectors such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail and finance that have large estates with significant numbers of non-facilities management staff.

This degree aims to support the development of the next generation of facilities and asset managers. On successful completion of this course, you should be well prepared to take on interesting and demanding roles in this hugely varied field. You may also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level to build specialist knowledge in a particular area, such as building surveying, business management, security or retail.

Alternative career options

Graduates can also use this qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles both relevant experience and postgraduate study may be required. Possible careers include:

  • Construction project management
  • Building analysis
  • Business administration
  • General management
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Management consultancy
  • Estate agency
  • Financial management
  • Investment management
  • Teaching and education
  • Research and development

Course fees
Home EU Fees Year of study Total
Entry year2021/222022/232023/242024/25
International Year of study Total
Entry year2021/222022/232023/242024/25

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2022-2023.

For 2022-2023 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2022-2023 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.


Click here for more information about the scholarships and bursaries available to University of Bolton undergraduate students.

For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

September start

Please apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) for September entry.

The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.

You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £24. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £13 is applicable.

You will need the following information to complete your UCAS application form:

  • Institution Code Name: BOLTN

  • Institution Code Number: B44

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Tel: 0870 1122211

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email

University of Bolton Group Partners

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The University welcomes applications from our group partners and progressing students so we try to make our application process as simple and as fast as possible. By selecting the link for your chosen course from the list shown below you will be taken directly to our online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this and ensure you upload all supporting documents such as certificates and your personal statement when you apply.

Please ensure when you are asked to add a contact email address you add your college/university email account address as well as your personal address. If you do not add your college address as your contact address we will be unable to identify you as a partner and you will be referred to apply via UCAS, which incurs a cost.

We look forward to receiving your application and you continuing your academic journey with us!

Facilities management is a diverse and multi-faceted discipline, so we use a wide range of teaching and learning methods. As well as attending timetabled lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials, you’ll be expected to devote significant time to independent and self-directed study. For example, background reading, revisiting practical work, attending lectures and technical meetings provided by professional bodies, preparing for seminars, working on assignments and revising for exams will support your timetabled learning and help develop good habits for lifelong learning. Our friendly and supportive tutors will be here to guide you, and will gladly help you to devise an independent study regime focused on your individual development needs. Your learning will also be supported by the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Assessment will involve a strategic blend of practical work, exams, essays, presentations, laboratory write-ups and other assignments. Some assessments will contribute to your final module marks, while others are designed to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and where you need to seek extra support from course tutors.


The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.

  • Construction Core Skills
  • Built Environment Sector Perspectives
  • Building Environment
  • Building and Environmental Technology
  • Work Related Project and Professional Practice
  • Sustainable Technology and Product Innovation
  • Interdisciplinary BIM Project
  • Dissertation
  • Quality Management
  • Introduction to Facilities Management
  • Support Services
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Compliance with Health and Safety
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Maintenance and Asset Management
  • Asset Management and Property Law
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 75%, Practical exams 8%, Written exams 17%
Level twoCoursework 75%, Practical exams 8%, Written exams 17%
Level threeCoursework 50%, Practical exams 30%, Written exams 20%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 67%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 33%
Level twoGuided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%
Level threeGuided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%


The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Peter Farrell
Programme Leader

+44 (0)1204 903426

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

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