The Bachelor of Science in Facilities Engineering (FE) program prepares graduates for careers in facilities engineering, management, and operations in positions providing for the safe, economical, and sustainable operation of the various equipment and systems found in large complex facilities, such as manufacturing plants, office buildings, hospitals, and power plants.
The FE program consists of a four-year sequence of courses as defined in the MMA Course Catalog. The FE program requires students to obtain 128 academic credits through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction, including 45.5 credits of general education. The FE major courses include common applied engineering courses along with specific facilities engineering courses that address facilities systems, operations, and sustainability. In addition to the academic credits, the students also earn 24 credits for cooperative (co-op) experiential learning. This includes six credits for Sea Term I and 18 credits for three FE co-ops.
The FE program requires the students to complete three co-ops typically during their junior and senior years. A summer session co-op, mid June thru August, runs 8-10 weeks, and a winter session co-op, late December thru February, runs 6-8 weeks. The FE co-op program provides the students with excellent opportunities to learn first-hand about various industries, establish professional contacts, and develop future employment options.
The FE program offers students the opportunity to take the optional, highly encouraged, examination for a Massachusetts Stationary Engineer license and/or the examination for a Massachusetts Municipal Waste Water Operators license. Other professional certifications are also available. Initial licensure and/or certification better prepare the student for employment and future career advancement.