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Master of Engineering in Facilities Engineering and Management

Our new one-year non-thesis Master of Engineering in Facilities Engineering and Management (FEM) prepares students for a career in the development and management of increasingly sophisticated construction facilities. 

The non-thesis M.Eng is a 30-credit program that can be completed in one year. The program draws on the power of Penn State's work in and connections to the facilities management industry. 

Developed by the Department with the input of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute, Penn State's Office of Physical Plant, and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), the M.Eng in Facilities Engineering and Management covers the facilities management spectrum - from energy management, planning, information systems and sustainability to project delivery, operations, maintenance and financial management. 

If your passions lie in the development and management of maintenance decisions regarding the operations, repair and replacement of facilities and their systems, our FEM program can help you achieve your goals.  

Program Summary

The typical FEM program will consist of full-time fall and spring semesters and a part-time (2 courses) summer semester. 

Course Schedule


  • Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction
  • Effective Facility Management and Planning
  • Facilities Energy Management
  • Research Methods


  • Project Development and Delivery Planning
  • Facilities Management Information Systems
  • 2 elective courses


  • Capstone course
  • 1 elective course


1. Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction 
    (3 credits
2. Effective Facility Management Planning 
    (3 credits
3. Facilities Energy Management
    (3 credits
4. Research Methods
    (3 credits
5. Project Development and Delivery Planning
    (3 credits) 
6. Facilities Management Information Systems
    (3 credits) 
7. Capstone Course
    (3 credits)  
8. Elective Courses
    (9 credits)  
    Total: 30 credits

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the M.Eng. in FEM follows the department's graduate application schedule

Please note there is not spring enrollment for this program. International students are encouraged to apply early. 

Application Criteria

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in architectural engineering (or a related discipline) from an accredited U.S. institution or an officially recognized degree-granting international institution. Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline must have significant facilities management experience. All candidates must complete all required application steps before the application deadline. 

To apply, you'll need to:

  • Complete the GRE and send your scores to Penn State
  • Submit three letters of recommendation
  • Include a CV or resume, as well as a statement of intent
  • Provide copies of transcripts
  • Take and submit scores for TOEFL or IELTS (international applicants only)
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For more information, please contact:
Richelle Weiger
Graduate Programs and Placement Coordinator


Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394