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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_SFACI_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

Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. 

For this programme, Live Lectures normally take on two evenings each week for 1-2 hours between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. Live Lectures will be timetabled for the same time slot each week. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle (our online learning platform).

Regarding the Study Hours that students should set aside for this course, this can vary by semester but approximately recommends a total of 10-12 hours of both live lecture and independent learning per week.

Typically, the Moodle page for this programme will have module information, lecture notes and recordings links, additional reading resources, assignment briefs and links for submitting assessments.

Application Closing Date : 18th August 2023

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.

Graduates of this programme may gain advanced entry on to related level 9 programmes at other Institutes.

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.  

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