Facilities Engineering

The Facilities Engineering (FENG) program prepares graduates for careers in facilities engineering, management, and operations. Facilities engineers are responsible for the safe, economical, compliant and sustainable operation of various equipment and systems in large facilities such as manufacturing plants, office buildings, hospitals, and power plants. 

The FENG cooperative (co-op) program provides students with excellent opportunities to learn first-hand about various industries, establish professional contacts, and develop future employment opportunities.  The program requires students to complete at least three experiential co-ops as part of their FENG degree requirements. 

The FENG program offers students the opportunity to sit for the Massachusetts Stationary Engineer license and/or the Massachusetts Municipal Waste Water Operators license examinations. Other professional certifications are also available. Initial licensure and/or certification better prepare the student for employment and future career advancement.

 

 

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Further Detail:  The FENG program consists of a four-year sequence of courses and cooperative (co-op) learning experiences as defined in the MMA Course Catalog.  The FENG program requires students to obtain 128.5 academic credits through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction, including 45.5 credits of general education.  The FENG major courses include common applied engineering courses along with specific facilities engineering courses that address facilities systems, operations, and sustainability.   

With the entering Class of 2022, the FENG program will require students to complete a freshmen winter sea term (6-credits) on board the USTS Kennedy and three industry related co-ops (18-credits).  The FENG co-ops are typically completed during the 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 FENG co-op program provides the students with excellent opportunities to learn first-hand about various industries, establish professional contacts, and develop future employment options.  In addition, on a space available basis during the winter of their sophomore or junior year, FENG students will have the chance to participate in the Costa Rica EARTH University (see separate link) experiential program.  This optional international sustainability focused 3-credit winter session program will satisfy a free elective.