Bachelor of Science (BS) in Facilities Management (online)
Earn an online bachelor's degree in facilities management and critical infrastructure, take the lead in managing facilities, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems use.
With a degree in facilities management and critical infrastructure, you'll bring a unique skill set to the built environment. You'll understand the requirements of what it takes to manage a variety of facilities by using multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. At the same time, your enhanced IT skills in cybersecurity will enable you to understand the nation's critical infrastructure and how protecting both physical buildings/industrial plants/transportation and their computer networks that remotely operate these facilities are crucial to our society and the way we live. Finally, you’ll complete an unmanned systems course and can add a minor in unmanned systems that will lead to being able to obtain your FAA Part 107 license to operate commercial uses of drones weighing less than 55 pounds.
Facilities Management is a trillion dollar industry and is huge both in the United States and internationally and leads to many career opportunities. There are many types of facilities such as small office complexes, high rises, stadiums, airports, to name just a few which directly overlap with the Department of Homeland Security’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors. These include the management and protection of facilities such as water and wastewater treatment facilities, power plants, oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, chemical facilities, transportation sector, nuclear industry, dams, commercial facilities, communications structures, defense bases, and hospitals. The International Facility Management Association provides a great summary of the industry on their webpage, click here.
Our location puts you in the heart of the action.
The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.
Our classes are taught by working professionals.
The construction management field is undergoing rapid change in light of emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
Our motto, 'find a way or make one,' delivers job ready skills.
Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like: League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club, help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.
Support for you
Whatever type of resource you need - a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability - we have facilities and personnel ready to help.
Market Demand Facilities Management and Critical Infrastructure
- The average salary for facilities management is $65,000
Typical Positions in Facilities Management:
- With the Facilities Management Focus:
- Director, Facilities Management
- Building Services Officer
- Facilities Manager
- Planning and Administration Manger
- Building Automation Operations Specialist
- Building Engineer
- Operations Manager
- Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
- Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Security
- Director of Sustainable Maintenance
- Director of Integrated Facilities Management
- With the IT and Cybersecurity Focus:
- BIM/CAD Manager
- Network Administrator
- IT Director
- MIS Director
- Information Security Manager
- With the UAS (Unmanned Autonomous Systems) Focus:
- Construction Inspector
- Field Technology Manager