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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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 127.5 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 18 credits for cooperative (co-op) experiential learning.  

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.