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Take the first step into a rewarding career
A Diploma in Facilities Management will open the way to a diverse and challenging career.
Facilities management is the final step in the design-build-manage cycle of construction. As a facilities manager you’ll oversee the operational management and maintenance of buildings once they’re built to ensure our public spaces and workplaces are safe, healthy, sustainable, and productive. You’ll contribute significantly to the success of an organisation by making sure buildings are fit-for-purpose. That ensures everyone can perform their jobs effectively and efficiently.
The Diploma in Facilities Management is aimed at school leavers and also at junior level facilities management professionals. For those already in the workforce, it will assist you to underpin your skills and practice with foundational knowledge of a rapidly growing sector.
You’ll learn about operational maintenance and management of built facilities. Skills you’ll learn include:
The programme also covers a range of facilities. These include:
Your lecturers are professional experts in the fields of construction, facilities management, architecture, business, engineering, IT and other industries.
Our lecturers are active in research, ensuring you will be at the cutting edge of this fast-growing industry.
The programme is flexible so you can study either on campus or via distance learning. You can also study part time or full time.
Careers you may progress to after completing this qualification include:
There is a strong demand for facilities managers in New Zealand, with many employers saying it’s difficult to find the right person for the job.
Around 30% of employers who took part in a survey conducted by FMANZ in 2018 said they have sourced candidates from overseas because they couldn’t find the right person for the job in New Zealand. This is due, in part, to the fact no New Zealand university has offered an entry-level qualification in facilities management until now. In the same survey, 62% of facilities managers said they had been headhunted by another company.
Upon completion of the Diploma in Facilities Management, you may wish to consider the Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and programmes that may help.
If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.
Core compulsory credits
Attend block courses, contact workshops, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ for schedules of courses.
|115111||Strategic Workplace Communication||15|
|115112||Accounting for Business||15|
|218102||Construction Technology & Services I||15|
|218106||Construction Health, Safety & Wellbeing||15|
|218141||Introduction to Facilities Management||15|
|218146||Facility Management Planning||15|
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
The Diploma in Facilities Management is awarded without an endorsement.
There are maximum time limits to complete some undergraduate and all postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.
If you complete this programme within the stated time limit and to a high standard, you may be able to graduate with Distinction.
Look for further information under ‘Student Progression’ in the regulations for this programme.
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
The Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management and Diploma in Facilities Management are affiliated with the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ). Students are eligible for student membership. Upon completion students can apply for one of FMANZ's membership categories.
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
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Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.