Industrial Technology - Facility Management Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree

This is a four-year program offered by the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. Students may matriculate on a full-time or part-time basis. The Bachelor of Science program in Facility Management Technology is designed to serve the growing need for technically competent facility managers, and to meet the transfer and continuing education needs of associate degree graduates (or transferring students from a related field of study).

Typical Employment Opportunities:

Plant Engineer
Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facility Manager
Commissioner of Public Works
Director of Physical Plant
Superintendent of Building & Grounds
Director of Facility Management
Vice President of Facilities Engineering

Facility Management Technology (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have the knowledge and skills and will assume leadership positions in maintenance and operation of buildings and grounds, management of structural and electrical maintenance, energy management, personnel management, budgeting and space planning.
  • Graduates will be able to apply the latest technologies of heating, ventilation and cooling systems, security and fire protection systems, occupational and environmental health and safety to the solution of facility maintenance, operation and management problems.
  • Graduates will exhibit an understanding of the necessity for personal integrity, ethical behavior, cultural awareness and lifelong learning.

The Facility Management Technology Program has an Advisory Committee of professional societies representing the facility management field in the metropolitan area. This committee, through periodic meetings with the faculty, provides the guidance required in maintaining a relevant and viable program.

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact Information

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Dr. Jeff Hung
Lupton Hall , Room 169
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Fall 2024

Subject to revision

College Requirement (1 credit)
FYE 101 First Year Experience* 1

Liberal Arts and Sciences (60 credits)
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE) 3
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
The Arts (GE) 3
Communication- Oral (GE) 3
World Languages (GE) 3
Social Sciences (GE) 3
US History and Civic Engagement/World History and Global Awareness(GE) 3
Humanities (GE) 3
Natural Science** 8
PHY 135 College Physics I (GE) 4
PHY 136 College Physics II (GE) 4
MTH 110 Statistics (GE) 3
MTH 129 Precalculus 4
MTH 130 Calculus w Applications 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 9

Required: Industrial Technology Common Core (9 credits)
BUS 101 Accounting 3
BUS 102 Accounting II 3
BUS 300 Operations Management 3
Facility Management Technology (56 credits)
IND 308 Occupational Safety 3
IND 309 Security and Fire Protection Systems 3
IND 310 Industrial Hygiene 3
IND 315 Facilities Planning 3
IND 402 Facility Maintenance Management 3
IND 405 Heating Ventilating, & Air Conditioning Systems 3
IND 406W Energy Management 3
MET 105L Technical Drawing and CAD 1
MET 109 Computer Programming and Applications 2
MET 150 Solid Modeling 2
MET 205 Material Science 3
MET 212 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
MET 230 Electrical Principles 3
MET 307 Electromechanical Control Systems 3
MET 314 Applied Thermodynamics 3
Technical Electives (AET,BCS,BUS,CON,EET,HOR,IND,MET courses) 15
Total Credits: 125-126

Curriculum Summary

*FYE 101 First Year Experience is required for all first time full time students

**Natural Science Elective needs to include at least one chemistry course.

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 125-126

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.

As a part of the SUNY General Education Framework, all first-time full time Freshman at Farmingdale State College (FSC) beginning Fall 2023, are required to develop knowledge and skills in Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEISJ). Students will be able to fulfill this requirement at FSC by taking a specially designated DEISJ course that has been developed by faculty and approved by the DEISJ Review Board. DEISJ-approved courses may meet other General Education Knowledge and Skills areas and/or core competencies and thus be dually designated. DEISJ-approved courses may also earn other special designations such as those for Applied Learning or Writing Intensive.

FYE 101 First Year Experience

This course is designed to assist new students in acclimating, connecting, and adjusting to the college campus and experience. Through presentations, discussions and group work, students will become familiar with college resources and learn strategies for academic success. Students will also be introduced to the values and ethical principles of the College and encouraged to reflect on their role/responsibilities as college students. Topics include time management, study skills, stress management, goal setting, course and career planning, self-assessment and awareness, and the development of wellness strategies. Note: Students completing FYE 101 may not receive credit for FRX101, FYS 101, or RAM 101. Credits 1 (1.0)

EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing

This is the first part of a required sequence in college essay writing. Students learn to view writing as a process that involves generating ideas, formulating and developing a thesis, structuring paragraphs and essays, as well as revising and editing drafts. The focus is on the development of critical and analytical thinking. Students also learn the correct and ethical use of print and electronic sources. At least one research paper is required. A grade of C or higher is a graduation requirement. Note: Students passing a departmental diagnostic exam given on the first day of class will remain in EGL 101; all others will be placed in EGL 097. Prerequisite is any of the following: successful completion of EGL 097; an SAT essay score (taken prior to March 1, 2016) of 7 or higher; an SAT essay score (taken after March 1, 2016) of 5 or higher; on-campus placement testing.

EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature

This is the second part of the required introductory English composition sequence. This course builds on writing skills developed in EGL 101, specifically the ability to write analytical and persuasive essays and to use research materials correctly and effectively. Students read selections from different literary genres (poetry, drama, and narrative fiction). Selections from the literature provide the basis for analytical and critical essays that explore the ways writers use works of the imagination to explore human experience. Grade of C or higher is a graduation requirement. Prerequisite(s): EGL 101

PHY 135 College Physics I

An integrated theory/laboratory general college physics course without calculus. Topics will include fundamental concepts of units, vectors, equilibrium, velocity and acceleration in linear and rotational motion, force, energy, momentum, fluids at rest and in motion, and oscillatory motion. Laboratory problems, experiments and report writing associated with the topics studied in the theory are performed. Prerequisite(s): MTH 129 Corequisite(s): PHY 135L

PHY 136 College Physics II

A continuation of PHY 135. Topics will include heat, electricity, magnetism, light and optics. Prerequisite(s): PHY 135 Corequisite(s): PHY 136L

MTH 110 Statistics

Basic concepts of probability and statistical inference. Included are the binominal, normal, and chi-square distributions. Practical applications are examined. Computer assignments using Minitab form an integral part of the course. Prerequisite(s): MP2 or MTH 015

MTH 129 Precalculus

In this course, the topics introduced in College Algebra course will be extended. The course will provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are the basis of calculus and other higher-level mathematics courses. The students will study the properties, graphs, and some applications of polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Note: Students completing this course may not receive credit for MTH 117. Prerequisite(s): MP3 or MTH 116

MTH 130 Calculus I with Applications

This is a calculus course for those not majoring in Mathematics. Topics include the derivative, differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications of the derivative and the definite integral. Applications are taken from technology, science, and business. Problem solving is stressed. A graphing calculator is required. Note: Students completing this course will not receive credit for MTH 150. This course may be non-transferable to science programs, such as Engineering Science or Computer Science, at other institutions. Prerequisite(s): MP4 or MTH 117 or 129

BUS 101 Financial Accounting

Students will study the underlying framework of financial accounting systems and apply these concepts in preparing, interpreting and analyzing accounting information in the contemporary corporate business environment. Students will record business transactions, and prepare and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising companies. Students will demonstrate an understanding of accounting systems and controls, financial assets, plant assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity.

BUS 102 Managerial Accounting

Students will examine managerial accounting concepts and theories which assist managers in planning, directing, and controlling activities in service, merchandising, and manufacturing entities. Students will apply product costing methods (e.g., job-order costing and process costing), calculate and interpret variances, apply cost-volume-profit strategies to short-term decision making, and prepare operating budgets and performance evaluation reports. Prerequisite(s): BUS 101 with a grade of C or higher

BUS 300 Operations Management

This course undertakes an examination of the role of operations within manufacturing and service organizations. Emphasis is placed upon recognizing operational opportunities and tradeoffs, and employing quantitative and qualitative tools and decision support systems to assist strategic and operational decision-making. The general functions of operations management as applied to the transformation process are covered. Some of the important topics include but not limited to Forecasting, Statistical Quality Control, Inventory Management, Linear Programming, and Transportation Models. Note: Students who have previously completed IND 301 cannot receive credit for BUS 300. Prerequisite(s): BUS 240 or MTH 110

IND 308 Occupational Safety

This course introduces the fundamentals of occupational safety and examines potential accidents, which may occur in the modern work environment that employs complex materials, processes and technologies. We will review the history and safety legislation of the regulatory agency OSHA. Acquiring and analyzing hazard information, organizing and setting up occupational safety programs, accident causes, and their control and accident record keeping will be addressed.

IND 309 Security and Fire Protection Systems

Assessing a facility's need for and recommending as well as managing the design, procurement, installation, and operation of access intrusion detection, closed circuit television (CCTV), security lighting, fire alarms, and fire suppression systems; establishing policies, procedures, and practices for systems operations and maintenance, monitoring and evaluating systems performances; researching and assessing technical developments in the security and fire protection fields.

IND 310 Industrial Hygiene

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of industrial hygiene as well as to a recognition of health hazards in the facility environment. This course includes analysis of solvents, particulates, industrial dermatoses, industrial noises, ionizing and noniodizing radiation, temperature extremes, biological hazards, and indoor air quality issues. A study of methods with which to evaluate exposures to hazardous substances; a detailed analysis of control programs; and an examination of environmental protection acts and amendments are also included.

IND 315 Facilities Planning

This course is designed to introduce a comprehensive overview of the concepts and techniques to generate facility plans. The course includes the determination of the requirements for people, equipment, space, and material in the facility along with the evaluation, selection, preparation, presentation, implementation and maintenance of the facility plans. An overview of the components of a building structure, its envelope and related items are also discussed. Prerequisite(s): MET 109 or BCS 102

IND 402 Facility Maintenance Management

This objective of this course is to present a comprehensive overview of the management, administration and control of a facilities maintenance department, including an overview of business and financial issues work order systems; prioritizing, planning and scheduling of maintenance, construction, custodial and grounds keeping work; the contract cycle and components. Prerequisite(s): IND 315

IND 405 HVAC Systems

This course covers design aspects of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, hydronic systems for commercial and residential applications. Design and selection of heating and cooling system components, boilers, air handling units, refrigeration systems, hydronic system components, terminal equipment, fans, pumps, compressed air properties and indoor air quality are also covered. Students are required to prepare term projects on heating and cooling load calculations for commercial and residential buildings. Prerequisite(s): MET 212 and MET 314

MET 105 MET 105L Technical Drawing and CAD Lab

This is a laboratory course designed to provide students with hands-on experience in technical drawing and computer aided design (CAD). Students will apply traditional drafting techniques, such as ortho-graphic projection, dimensioning, and tolerancing, though 2D CAD software. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot receive credit for this course.

MET 109 Computer Programming and Applications

This is an introductory course in a computer programming language. Programs are specifically written to be used in the areas of statics, strength of materials, machine design, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Applications of the theoretical concepts are covered in the required laboratory. Corequisite(s): MET 109L

MET 150 Solid Modeling

This course introduces advanced topics in computer graphics. Students will learn 3D solid modeling based on parametric constraints, dimensions, and features such as extrude, revolve, sweep, loft, hole, fillet, and shell. The course also teaches students how to create assemblies and 2D technical drawings from 3D models. In the required laboratory course MET 150L, exercises will be assigned to the students for hands-on experience with related topics. Note: Student who have received credits for MET104 cannot receive credit for this course. Prerequisite(s): MET 105L Corequisite(s): MET 150L

MET 205 Material Science

This is a theory and laboratory course designed to give students a basic understanding of crystal structures, effects of cold work and annealing on metal structures and properties, phase diagrams, heat treatment of steel, corrosion of materials, failure analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, ceramics, plastics and composite materials. Laboratory experiments are associated with the topics covered in the theory. Prerequisite(s): MET 117 or MTH 129 Corequisite(s): MET 205L

MET 212 Applied Fluid Mechanics

The objective of this course is to represent the basic principles of fluid mechanics and the application of those principles to practical, applied problems. Primary emphasis is on the topics of fluid statics, flow of fluids in piping systems, flow measurement, and forces developed by fluids in motion. The course is directed to anyone in a technical field where the ability to apply the principles of fluid mechanics is desirable. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130, PHY 136

MET 230 Electrical Principles

This hands-on and theory course introduces electrical principles to Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Facility Management Technology students. Emphasis will be on power systems that utilize alternating current. Course topics include resistive and R-L-C series and parallel circuits, instrumentation, single and three-phase circuits that contain motors, transformers, starters and low voltage controls, and an overview of electronic applications to mechanical systems. Electrical logic (ladder) diagrams will be stressed throughout the semester. Laboratory assignments will reinforce the topics covered by theory through relevant experiments performed by the student and will include the writing of laboratory reports. Prerequisite(s): MTH 130 or MTH 150 and PHY 136 or PHY 144 Corequisite(s): MET 230L

MET 307 Electromechanical Control Sys

This course covers the fundamentals and physical principles of electro-pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits. Pneumatic and hydraulic components such as directional control valves, flow control valves, and pressure control valves will be covered. The course also covers programmable logic controller (PLC) using Allen-Bradley MicroLogix controller. Students will be designing and troubleshooting PLC controlled hydraulic and electro-pneumatic circuits in the laboratory. Automation Studio software will be used in designing and simulation of control circuits. Prerequisite: MET 230 Corequisite: MET 307L

MET 314 Applied Thermodynamics

This course lays the groundwork for the student's future studies in the area of thermal design, encompassing the fields of power, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Topics covered include basics such as the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equations of state for gases and vapors, and psychometrics. Building on this foundation, thermodynamic processes and cycles will be introduced, including the Carnot, and Vapor Compression refrigeration cycles. Thermal equipment such as boilers, turbines, evaporators, condensers, compressors and heat exchangers will be analyzed. Prerequisite(s): (PHY 136 or PHY 144) and (MTH 130 or MTH 150)

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