Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_SFABI_K08
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 years - Part Time

Course Summary

The Level 8 B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities and Building Services Management is an honours degree programme offered via on-line distance learning over a period of 2 years part time. The programme which has been developed in partnership with and is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is specifically designed to enable industry professionals including; Estate Agents, Property Managers, Facilities Managers / Co-Ordinator’s, Maintenance Supervisors, or other qualified level 7 property and facilities industry professionals gain a level 8 qualification.

The programme prepares graduates to assume technical and management level positions within the facilities management industry.

Key Course Information

The course is delivered over two years. The course consists of 8 subject modules (see Course Format Tab) – 2 per semester and learners may take as few modules as they wish and complete the programme over a number of years to suit their own circumstances.

Qualified and experienced Property Services and Facilities Management professionals will teach the various modules which are summarised on the following pages.

Classes - students remotely attend live online classes, including software tutorials. Should a student miss a live class they can view the recording whenever it suits them. Software is available for the duration of the course via remote access to our on-campus PCs or students may choose to download free student licences directly to their home PC/laptop. Typically there will be 2-3 live lectures per week - each live lecture lasts for approximately 1 hour. In addition to attending the lectures students will be required to undertake self study (3-5hrs per week per module). Live lectures will be delivered on Monday - Thursday evenings after 6pm. 

Exams - students who reside outside the island of Ireland at the time of their exams have the choice to sit an exam remotely using ATU Sligo’s online invigilator service (proctoring) - therefore, there is no requirement to travel to Ireland for examinations. Students that reside in Ireland at the time of examinations will be required to sit their exams in an exam centre.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have as a minimum a National Framework of Qualifications level 7 degree in a related field or equivalent.  

For candidates without level 7 qualifications, a process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be undertaken to assess the candidates’ suitability to the course. Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at

Career Opportunities

In recent years there has been a major emphasis on green buildings, energy efficiency management, sustainable building, and management. As such there are now synergies between Property Services in particular Facilities and Building Services Management . Life cycle costings and energy management are now crucial for clients, due to climate change and environmental targets for companies.

Graduates of the programme will typically be involved in facility management, property management (residential / commercial / retail), service providers to industry (pharmaceutical / tech) or public sector employees involved in hospital / OPW / local authorities / social housing / education facilities etc

Further Study

ATU Sligo currently offers a Master of Science in Project Management and Certificate in Strategic Construction Management which graduates can progress to. 

Did you know?

What is Facilities Management?

Facilities Management (FM) deals with both the Hard and Soft FM. Asset Management, Property Maintenance and Facility Management. A Facilities Manager deals with Life cycle costings and maintenance, energy management, the introduction and management of renewable technologies, risk and cost management, management of legal requirements, health and safety of buildings (fire safety etc), budgeting and future planning. Lastly, a Facilities Manager with deal with external contract management.

Building Services Management

Building services are what make a building an environment that works for both occupants and asset maintenance – all that makes it safe, reliable, economic to operate and comfortable. If you consider your work place it includes everything; heating & ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration (HVAC), utility supply, water hygiene, lighting, fire detection and security alarms. 


This programme is fully accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) which has direct links with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Once chartered with the SCSI, graduates will be enabled to work anywhere in the world.  

Programme Fees

 Academic Year 2024/25 Fees     


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To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage