TBA4176 - Property and Facilities Management, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 40/100 1 semesters
Work 60/100 1 semesters

Course content

The module gives specialization within the field of Property Management, Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management to give a foundation for good strategic planning and implementation of management, operation and maintenance of properties.

Main topics are: Property and Corporate Real Estate Management, Facilities Management, roles and organization of tasks, Value oriented FM, strategic building portfolio management, sustainability and social aspects. .

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should have knowledge of selected topics concerning Property, Real Estate and Facility Management.

  • Understanding and application of relevant models
  • Building Evaluations
  • Customer satisfaction surveys
  • Stake holder analysis
  • Sustainable development of future FM services and Urban FM
  • Relevant Norwegian acts and regulations
  • Relevant standards within FM and Property Management
  • Digitalization of the FM services at strategic, tactical and operational level

Skills: The candidate is able to implement and lead processes for development and management of Property and Real Estate in a sustainability perspective. The candidate will learn how to assess and apply expedient analysis methods and tools related to service-based performances of property and real estate management.

General knowledge: The candidate can:

  • Understand the importance, values and challenges of the built environment to the society.
  • Know the basic principles for sustainable preserving and development of existing buildings
  • Recognize the Property Manager's role, responsibilities, and opportunities towards the owners, users, public authorities and other stakeholders
  • Apply procedures, tools and methods in a way that promotes good and sustainable property and facility management.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises will be given in English. The learning model consists of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and supervised project assignment as a case study. A project assignment will be carried out in groups. The assignment will be a problem based learning approach by real cases from practice.

Further on evaluation

The course is assessed by two project assignments that counts 40% and 60% each. The first assignment is a literature review of a selected topic and the other part is a problem based case study from practice.

Required previous knowledge

  • Project management
  • Refurbishment technology
  • Sustainability issues

Course materials

List of textbooks and scientific articles will be given at the beginning of the semester. Some of the literature can be given in Norwegian.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4505 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Facility Management
  • Architectural Design and Management
  • Building and construction technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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