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Master of Science in Building Construction
and Facility Management

Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) recently accredited the facility management (FM) program within the Georgia Tech Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management (MSBCFM) degree.

The MSBCFM is also an approved Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree, so international students can extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) experience for up to three years. Its integrated approach towards program management, construction management, and facility management has been a magnet for local part-time students, in addition to its hands-on technology applications courses, leadership and communications, and capstone experience.

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields from an accredited institution:

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facility Management

A bachelor's degree in another field with a minimum of two years experience in a related field is also acceptable.

TOEFL & IELTS Requirements

Institute Code: 5248
Department Code: 12

Minimum Score Required:

  • Paper-based: 600
  • Computer-based: 250
  • Internet-based: 100

GRE Requirements

The GRE is not mandatory at this time. The School of Building Construction has initiated a temporary removal of the GRE requirement for admission to the MSBCFM program for Spring 2021.

For the MSBCFM, only the GRE is accepted:

  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: 4401
  • General Test: Required
  • A score within the past five years in the 60th percentile or higher

Essay (included on the application)

  • Explain your professional/personal post-baccalaureate experience in building construction.
  • Describe how your academic or professional background will support you as you pursue a master’s degree.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation.

 

    Fall Semester

    • International Applicants: March 15
    • U.S. Applicants: June 1

    Spring Semester

    • International Applicants: Sept. 1
    • U.S. Applicants: Nov. 1

    Concentrations and Curriculum

    We offer two concentrations: building construction (with tracks in construction management and program management) and facility management.

    Building Construction concentration:

    The Construction Management track applies concepts in planning, design, and construction of building projects, from the contractor's perspective. Students acquire exposure to the construction industry, the contractual arrangements made between construction contractors and owners, project finance, tools, and techniques for managing construction projects, scheduling, and cost estimating.

    The Program Management track is the management of a construction project or a series of projects from the development of an idea through pre-design activities, selection of the architect, design, acquisition of construction, management of move-in, and post-construction operations. Graduates of this master's track in Program Management will be qualified to manage construction projects from start to finish on behalf of owner organizations (developers, corporations, institutions) either as employees or as consultants functioning as representatives on behalf of the owner.

    Facility Management concentration:

    The Facility Management (FM) concentration emphasizes holistic and strategic thinking about the built environment throughout a building's lifecycle. The program focuses on successfully integrating all elements of a facility to provide productive and sustainable environments for users and make properties profitable investments for their owners.

    Thesis Option

    Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

    • BC6025: Construction Management
    • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
    • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
    • BC6650: Advanced Project Management

    Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

    • Any course from the College of Design (Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Music Technology), Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Management at the 6000+ level

    Research Methods Course (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1:

    • BC7100: Quantitative Methods in Construction Research
    • BC8100: Research Methodology

    Common Core Electives (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1 of 3 Core Electives:

    • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry
    • BC6006: Advanced Cost Management
    • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction

    Thesis Credit Hours (6 Credit Hours)

    • BC7000: Master's Thesis

    Non-Thesis Option

    Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

    • BC6025: Construction Management
    • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
    • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
    • BC6650: Advanced Project Management

    Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1 course from the Facility Management Concentration:

    • BC6100: Professional Trends-Facility Management
    • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
    • BC6300: Safety & Environmental Issues
    • BC6500: Real Estate Assets & Property Management

    Common Core Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    Choose 2 of 3 Core Electives:

    • BC6006: Advanced Cost Management
    • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction
    • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry

    Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

    • Any course from the College of Design (Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Music Technology), Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Management at the 6000+ level

    Capstone Project (3 Credit Hours)

    • BC6850: Building Construction and Facility Management Capstone

    Thesis Option

    Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

    • BC6025: Construction Management
    • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
    • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
    • BC6385: Management of Design Phase

    Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

    • Any course from the College of Design (Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Music Technology), Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Management at the 6000+ level

    Research Methods Course (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1:

    • BC7100: Quantitative Methods in Construction Research
    • BC8100: Research Methodology

    Common Core Electives (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1 of 3 Core Electives:

    • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry
    • BC6006: Advanced Cost Management
    • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction

    Thesis Credit Hours (6 Credit Hours)

    • BC7000: Master's Thesis

    Non-Thesis Option

    Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

    • BC6025: Construction Management
    • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
    • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
    • BC6385: Management of Design Phase

    Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1 course from the Facility Management Concentration:

    • BC6100: Professional Trends-Facility Management
    • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
    • BC6300: Safety & Environmental Issues
    • BC6500: Real Estate Assets & Property Management

    Common Core Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    Choose 2 of 3 Core Electives:

    • BC6006: Advanced Cost Management
    • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction
    • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry

    Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

    • Any course from the College of Design (Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Music Technology), Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Management at the 6000+ level

    Capstone Project (3 Credit Hours)

    • BC6850: Building Construction and Facility Management Capstone

    Thesis Option

    Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

    • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
    • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
    • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
    • BC6500: Real Estate Assets & Property Management

    Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

    • Any course from the College of Design (Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Music Technology), Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Management at the 6000+ level

    Research Methods Course (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1:

    • BC7100: Quantitative Methods in Construction Research
    • BC8100: Research Methodology

    Common Core Electives (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1 of 3 Core Electives:

    • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry
    • BC6006: Advanced Cost Management
    • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction

    Thesis Credit Hours (6 Credit Hours)

    • BC7000: Master's Thesis

    Non-Thesis Option:

    Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

    • BC6100: Professional Trends-Facility Management
    • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
    • BC6300: Safety & Environmental Issues
    • BC6500: Real Estate Assets & Property Management

    Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

    Choose 1 course from the Building Construction Concentration:

    • BC6025: Construction Management
    • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
    • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
    • BC6650: Advanced Project Management
    • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
    • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
    • BC6385: Management of Design Phase

    Common Core Electives (6 Credit Hours)

    Choose 2 of 3 Core Electives:

    • BC6006: Advanced Cost Management
    • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction
    • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry

    Approved Elective (6 Credit Hours)

    See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

    • Any course from the College of Design (Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, Music Technology), Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Management at the 6000+ level

    Capstone Project (3 Credit Hours)

    • BC6850: Building Construction and Facility Management Capstone

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