MSc Building Services Engineering (DL)

General

Program Description

Course details

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Learn about intelligent buildings and automation
  • Develop knowledge of environmental science and the latest systems and innovation in energy conservation
  • Develop project management, leadership and team skills
  • Improve your technical engineering capabilities so you can take responsibility for building services and mechanical installations
  • Study project responsibility, lighting design, heating, thermal comfort, air conditioning, cooling systems, acoustic comfort and electrical services

Whether you graduated from our BSc (Hons) course or already work in industry as an associate engineer, we’ll equip you with the skills to play a leading role in the design, installation and management of building services.

Sustainability and the carbon reduction in buildings are key issues around the world and these themes will be central to your work. You’ll have the opportunity to use building information modelling that includes packages such as Revit, with a strong emphasis in design that meets environmental constraints.

You’ll be taught by staff who are practising engineers and who will give you a global stance on building services engineering, drawing international comparisons with systems and operational solutions from around the world.

Course Benefits

This course is available via distance learning, offering you the flexibility to study at a time and pace that suits you.You will have the opportunity to use building information modelling that includes packages such as Revit, Tekla and Vico, with a strong emphasis on design that meets environmental constraints.

You will be taught by staff who are practicing engineers and who will give you a global stance on building services engineering, drawing international comparisons with systems and operational solutions from around the world.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Building Services Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

MATURE APPLICANTS

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example, completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Job Prospects

There is a high demand around the world for building services engineers. They are needed in the construction of new buildings and in the maintenance and refurbishment of existing structures to ensure they are operational and energy efficient. Your course will provide you with the academic standing to apply for membership of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and enable you to be involved in making key decisions in the industry.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Sustainability Engineer

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Modules & Learning

Core modules

Project Management

Examine the role of a project manager in the coordination of a range of professional skills required in the development and implementation of complex projects to satisfy client objectives.

Sustainable Buildings

Extend and deepen your knowledge of building and system performance in resolution of carbon reduction and achieving long-term sustainability. This focus relates to both the design of the building fabric, the operation of the building and its usage.

Building Information Modelling & MEP

Explore BIM systems for engineers and their application to mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP systems). You will review various BIM packages and apply them to case study examples, focusing on the coordination of design data errors minimisation. You will also study the capabilities for enhanced collaboration between engineering and architecture teams.

Work-Based Learning: Developing Engineering Portfolios & Study Methods

Based upon the Engineering Gateways work based toolkit you will be introduced to the requirements for an engineering pathway and uses work-based tools and skills as a means of developing that approach.

Building Energy Management & Intelligent Buildings

Review and appraise approaches to building energy management systems and smart controls. Delivered on a project basis, you will develop your group working and interpersonal skills whilst engaging in real-life projects or simulations and tackling engineering design challenges.

Sustainable Systems Design

Review current trends in building services systems design, focusing on design approaches, sustainability considerations, electrical systems and lighting design.

Masters Final Project / Dissertation & Research Skills

This is an opportunity to engage in research or advanced scholarship in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Last updated Dec 2020

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