Building and Property Management/Facility Management

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Bachelor of Engineering in Building and Property Management/Facility Management

The goal

The goal of the bachelor's degree program Building and Property Management/Facility Management is to enable graduates to carry out management tasks as part of the entire life cycle of real estate following a first professional, academic qualification. The degree program provides content from engineering sciences, business administration, law and management.

The training is practical and modern, application-oriented and modular. A sufficient professional standard is already achieved after six semesters, meeting current market requirements.

Possibilities include directly switching to a career or continuing your studies in the master's degree program.

Due to the environmental targets defined by the Federal Government in the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, which stipulate an 80% reduction in the final energy consumption of buildings by 2050, it is necessary to increase the efficiency of the energy used. Technical property management is gaining in importance due to the increasingly complex technical building installations and the associated complexity in planning, construction, adjustment and control.
The buildings need about 1/3 of our total energy in Germany. More than 50% of this is needed for heating alone. If buildings are cooled even more, the percentage is well over 70% and yet many properties do not work. People do not feel comfortable in them.
The well-being can be increased and 10 to 30% of the energy loss can be avoided. The reasons for the poor efficiency of the systems and a lack of well-being in buildings are mainly due to:

  • the complexity of the facility
  • the coordination of the individual system components with each other
  • incorrectly dimensioned power generation and distribution
  • compensation of system defects by their performance
  • changed or never correctly set control parameters

The aim must therefore be to identify and eliminate this potential for shortcomings. For this purpose, the system must be understood together with the building.

At a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Certification: GEFMA, HUEL
Type of program: full-time
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
ECTS credits: 180 
Starting semester: winter semester
Application deadline: July 15
Language: German

A needs-oriented degree program

Many opportunities are open to you during your studies and later in your career.

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Accreditation/certification

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Coursework and Exams

Examination regulations and everything else you need to know about coursework and exam (only available in German).

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Double Qualifications

You have the opportunity to acquire additional qualifications during your studies.

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What's in Store for You

The first section is devoted to depeening and expanding the basic knowedge and includes the first three semesters. Foundations are mainly taught in the compulsory modules. Particularly ambitious students can also take the additional modules offered.

  • Mathematics
    matrix calculation for the systematic design of technical FM systems
  • Statistics and financial mathematics
    for inspections and maintenance intervals, feasibility studies
  • Information technology
    Office programs,  internet and  intranet,  data structures and database organization as tools for document and data management and data exchange
  • Fundamentals of load-bearing theory
    for the understanding and as a basis for including specialized planners
  • Material science
    for the assessment of the properties of existing constructions, for the possibility of combinations and the life of the constructions
  • Basic principles of building technology
    for the understanding of measurement, control and regulation technology and physical principles
  • Building physics
    for the understanding of total energy balances, moisture transfer and moisture damage, measures for maintaining buildings
  • Basics of Business Administration
    cost and performance accounting for the understanding of economic contexts
  • Management Fundamentals
    in the area of property and portfolio management for a comprehensive approach

The second section – semesters 4 and 5 – imparts practical knowledge of construction and real estate management. It contains the specific content of all essential subject areas. In addition to the compulsory modules, elective modules are offered as well. This allows you to select and define your personal interest for your later career.

  • Computer-aided facility management
    for the use of available program systems of technical FM
  • Public and private construction law and real estate law
    for legally compliant project development, drafting of contracts and the correct actions in the case of service interruptions
  • Procurement/contracting
    implementation of contents from private building law and project management
  • Project management
    for reliable control of the planning and construction processes during construction in existing buildings, during changes in use or maintenance
  • Building construction
    for the recording of the interrelationships between function and construction, evaluation of existing constructions, systematic design of technical FM systems
  • Technical building equipment
    for understanding the mode of operation of the installed systems
  • Building control technology
    for monitoring and automation of technical installations
  • Business administration for FM
     for recording the monetary dependencies of FM services

Together with the practical project and the bachelor's thesis, the sixth semester forms the end of the course of study. The focus here is on practical knowledge acquired during the studies, its application at a company and the acquired skills in scientific work.

Personality-building and leadership-promoting events on rhetoric, negotiation and discussion, leadership and conflict management, as well as organisational events on time and knowledge management, are offered as modules and taught in subject-related courses.

Study Guide 2018/19 (only available in German)

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Program Structure

SemeSter 1
30 ECTS
Semester 2
30 ECTS
Semester 3
30 ECTS
Semester 4
31 ECTS
Semester 5
31 ECTS
Semester 6
28 ECTS
Basics of Business Administration
5 ECTS
Scientific Work
2 ECTS
Project Development
5 ECTS
Project Management
5 ECTS
Property Management
5 ECTS
Practical Project
10 ECTS
Mathematics
5 ECTS
Business Administration im FM
5 ECTS
Object Management
5 ECTS
Sustainability in an Interdisiplinary Project
5 ECTS
Contracting and Procurement (Construction)
6 ECTS
Thesis
12 ECTS
Building Materials
5 ECTS
WBusinesirtschaftsmathematik und Statistik
5 ECTS
IT
5 ECTS
Contract Management in FM
5 ECTS
Real Estate Law
5 ECTS
Elective Module
6 ECTS
Building Construction
5 ECTS
Measurement and Control Technology
(Basics of IT) 5 ECTS

Construction Law
(public/priv. construction law, construction and env. law)
5 ECTS

Computer-aided FM
5 ECTS
Fire Protection
6 ECTS
Frame Construction Theory (Basics)
5 ECTS
Introduction to Law
(Basics)
3 ECTS
Technical and Infrastructural FM
5 ECTS
Technical Building Facilities Systems Technology
5 ECTS
Elective Module
5 ECTS
Physical Fundamentals of Building Technology
5 ECTS
Construction and Building Documentation
5 ECTS
Health and Hygiene
5 ECTS
Elective Module
5 ECTS
Elective Module
5 ECTS

Construction Physics (heat, moisture and sound insulation)
5 ECTS

Examination regulations, class schedule (only available in German)

Room schedules

 H1.10 | H2.10 | H2.13 | H2.23H2.25 | H2.27 | H2.29 | H2.31 | H3.12 | R2.06

Your professional prospects

A comparison of the number of graduates in the next few years and the demand results in an offer of three to four positions per student. Companies and organizations in the following areas have a long-term need:

  • Commercial: Real estate departments of banks and insurance companies, offices, trade, building leasing
  • Industry: Train station and airport operators, supply and disposal companies, transport companies, real estate funds
  • Churches: Building departments, social services, hospitals and nursing homes
  • Public sector: Municipal building management, owner-occupied enterprises, building yards
  • Housing industry: Property developers, technical departments
  • Project developers
  • Project management offices
  • Engineering and architectural offices
  • Consulting (operating concepts, energy management)
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers of technical building equipment
  • Building services companies
  • Property management companies
  • Facility services companies
  • Providers of private-public partnerships (PPP)  

Learning languages

The Language Center offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills. You can find the program for the Holzstrasse location here. All language lectures can be attended voluntarily to acquire an additional qualification.

Networks that go beyond the University

Studying and family

Mainz University of Applied Sciences guarantees all students childcare facilities for children starting at the age of six months. For further information on the network of daycare providers or the on-campus nursery school (Kita Campulino) please go to: Studies/While studying/Studying with a child

Mainz University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the basic certificate "Family-friendly university".

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Women in the engineering profession

The percentage of women among students in the field of civil engineering is currently 25 percent and rising. We would be happy to see this number continue to increase.

Semester abroad/partner universities

The civil engineering department maintains contacts with partner universities around the world.

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Why study in Mainz?

The city of Mainz am Rhein is strongly influenced by the students of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and of Johannes Gutenberg University.

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AStA (Students' Union), StuPa (Student Parliament), Student Reps of the Construction Department

The three most important representatives of students at the University.

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Who to contact