Diploma in Sustainable Facilities Management

Provided by Coleman College

Course introduction


The Diploma in Sustainable Facilities Management course aims to equip existing facilities supervisors with the knowledge and training which is necessary for effective team leadership and coordination of their unit.

This course will enhance your understanding of defects in built environment, facilities management, management of equipment and facilities, Green Engineering Design and Application, Workplace Safety and Health Practice and Professions in Context.

This course adopts the Facilities Management Unit (FMU) Management Cycle as a theoretical and practical framework.

Graduates from this course can look forward to a career in managing the facilities of an industrial, residential and office building.

The curriculum will includes recent innovate skills for engaging the more challenging and complex needs in the industry. A focus on working in groups and classroom communication and collaboration are essential to prepare students for the future. In this course, you will acquire these skills through industry based projects, case studies and assignments.
Graduation and Degree
Students who pass all required assessments and assignments will be awarded a Diploma in Sustainable Facilities Management awarded by Coleman College. Graduates who wish to further their studies in this field may apply for Higher Diploma in Facilities Management awarded by Coleman College.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Diploma in Sustainable Facilities Management course aims to equip existing facilities supervisors with the knowledge and training which is necessary for effective team leadership and coordination of their unit.

Area of Studies

The course consists of 6 modules:

  1. Defects in Built Environment
  2. Facilities Management
  3. Managing of Equipment and Facilities
  4. Workplace Safety and Health Practice
  5. Green Engineering Design and Application
  6. Professions in Context
Module Synopsis
Defects in Built Environment
This module aims to provide learners with the knowledge on building defects, and identify the type of different defects in built environment. It also aims to train students to detect, analyse, provide solutions and submit proposals and reports.
Module abstract
Learners will gain a good understanding of construction methods, modern and traditional, and building defects and be able to identify the approximate age of a building. Learners will develop essential skills including the ability to collect data, measure, document evidence, and investigate building defects. These skills will enable learners to produce a clear written report of the findings of a survey.
Learners will learn about modern equipment and latest technologies used to identify building defects. Learners will learn to suggest common methods of rectifying any defects found. How new materials and technologies have emerged from time to time to solve building defects will also be addressed.
The module provides learners with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of building surveyors, including their interactions with other professionals. They will be able to apply their understanding to carry out building defect works and produce well-structured reports and associated schedules for low rise domestic and commercial buildings.
Facilities Management
The aim of this module is to develop understanding of facilities management within the context of an organisation such as residential, commercial and industrial.
 Module abstract
This module gives learners the understanding required to be able to operate effectively in a facilities management business environment. The module examines the term ‘facilities management’ and the role of a facilities manager. Learners will develop an understanding of how facilities management fits within the structure of an organisation and the different ways in which facilities management services can be administered. On completion of this module, learners will have a better general understanding of facilities management and be able to relate this knowledge to their own organisation and job role. This module looks at the functioning of facilities management as well as the effect of facilities management on the primary activities of an organisation.
Managing of Equipment and Facilities
This module provides learners with the knowledge on the properties, structural behaviour and use of construction materials. Learners will be able to identify and apply the skills needed to solve engineering problems using scientific principles.
Module abstract
This module introduces learners to the scientific principles relevant to the study of construction and the built environment. It provides learners with a fundamental understanding of the properties and uses of construction materials. This module has been designed to enable learners studying construction or civil engineering to explore scientific principles and the behaviour of materials used in the construction and built environment sector.
Workplace Safety and Health Practice
This module enables learners to appreciate health, safety and welfare legislation and policies which are put into practice to monitor the effectiveness on health and safety in the built environment. Learners will draft risk assessments to counter health and safety issues in the built environment.
Module abstract
On completion of this module, learners will understand the current health, safety and welfare legislation applicable to the construction and built environment sector. Learners will understand the main requirements of an effective health and safety policy and its successful implementation in the workplace.
Learners will be able to identify the hazards around the work place and assess the potential risks involved and implement the most appropriate control measures to prevent or mitigate ill health and injuries on site.
Learners will learn to appreciate the need to review, revise and monitor risk assessments.
Green Engineering Design and Application
This module provides learners with knowledge on engineering design and application for low energy building management system, use of clean and reusable energy, applications on motor driven mechanism such as electric vehicles and other transportations.
Module abstract
Green engineering is value added engineering that considers low energy consumption, recycling and reuse of material resources, processes and sustainability to reduce pollution. Different types of energy resources, their optimal use and innovative substitutes will be considered. The design and application of green engineering will be studied for areas of building management, motor driven machineries and industrial applications. The module gives an understanding on environmentally friendly and efficient mobility and how to provide solutions in future requirements. Students will also learn about uses of environmentally friendly, easily biodegradable fuels and sustainably generated pollutant tested materials. The module will deals with creative ways to handle future energy needs.
Professions in Context
This module provides learners with a prospect to develop the skills needed to devise and implement a project scope, scheme of work, critically analyse and present the project.
Module abstract
This module will develop learners’ skills in terms of identifying a realistic problem and the ability to propose a solution to work collectively as a team. This module also facilitates the application of knowledge, understanding and skills developed in other modules to be applied to this project.
This module is designed to bring the learners together into teams so that they can coordinate their individual skills and abilities. The scheme of work should give individual learners an opportunity to take responsibility for their contributions toward the outcome and exhibit their ability to work as a team.
Learners will also develop skills to carry out evaluations of their group project and the ability to present solutions.

Entry Requirements

Age   Minimum 17 years of age and above
Academic Qualification  GCE ‘O’ level with 3 subjects passes. English plus any other 2 subjects or; Higher NITEC or equivalent foreign qualification with at least 1 year of working experience.


Matured students: At least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English Proficiency  IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Duration & Mode
Part-Time: 12 months
Full-Time: 10 months

Every Term

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Fees & Funding

Course Fee

Course Fee

Payment Mode

  • Installment plan available (For those Part Time students)
* All payments inclusive of GST