Accession Number : ADA187836

Title :   An Investigation of Educational Requirements in Facilities Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Kreag, David M

PDF Url : ADA187836

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : This research identified academic subjects considered important by facility managers in order to improve the Air Force's educational program on facility management. From the literature review, 59 academic subjects were incorporated into a survey to test for perceived need and importance. Two populations of facility managers were surveyed to compare military and civilian perspectives, using a 7-point Likert scale. The results indicated that professional ethics was the single most important subject. Construction, management, life cycle costing, leadership, technical writing, communication, statistical analysis, strategic planning, and public speaking were rated with means above 5 (important) by both military and civilian respondent. Seventeen other academic subjects were rated by either the military or civilian respondents as important. Of the 59 academic subjects, 35 (59 percent) showed no significant differences between the means of the military and the civilian respondents. Twelve academic subjects not specifically included in the Air Force's Graduate Engineering Management curriculum were considered important by either the military or the civilian respondents: professional ethics, construction management, strategic planning, maintenance management, budget preparation, building fire protection, building programming, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, safety engineering, and value engineering. Inclusion of these academic subjects may improve the overall program. They could be incorporated into already existing courses, or made available as additional elective courses in the GEM curriculum.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *FACILITIES, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, BUDGETS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, MILITARY PLANNING, POPULATION, PREPARATION, REQUIREMENTS, SAFETY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, SUPERVISORS, SURVEYS, THESES, VALUE ENGINEERING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, MILITARY ENGINEERS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE