Learn how to apply modern, sustainable and energy-efficient engineering systems in built environments on a course that's well-respected by the building services industry in the UK and beyond. You'll graduate with the ability to analyse, evaluate and ultimately solve problems associated with the built environment and building services engineering after studying areas including engineering services systems, controls and plant, energy efficiency and sustainable design, and project, resource and energy management.
As a full-time student you'll be encouraged to spend an optional 48-week sandwich placement in the industry (between Year 2 and 3) in roles such as CAD operator or draughts-person. Using the optional placement year furthers your professional knowledge and increases your employability.
Our course is delivered and validated by UCLan at universities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Athens. Students may have the opportunity for overseas trips – in recent years we have taken students to Hong Kong for a week on exchange and also to the ASHRAE conference in the United States.
A concrete design experience as well as operation and maintenance, can boost your opportunities for career development, whichever qualification route is followed. With the arrival of the new sustainable building design concepts such as intelligent buildings, natural lighting design and renewables, new career opportunities can open up for alternative specialisms.
Year 1Compulsory modules: Engineering Analysis (30 credits), Engineering Design (30 credits), Engineering Science (30 credits), Building Services Engineering Fundamentals (30 credits)
Year 2 Compulsory modules: Electrical Supply and Distribution (20 credits), Mechanical Services Design (20 credits), Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2 (20 credits), Computing (CAD) (20 credits), Design Project 2 (10 credits), Engineering Analysis 3 (10 credits), Lighting Installations and Design (10 credits), Civil Engineering Contract Law (10 credits)
Year 3 Compulsory modules (80 credits): Systems Design (20 credits), Plant and Maintenance (20 credits), Engineering Dissertation (20 credits), Design Project 3 (20 credits). Optional modules (40 credits): Project Management (20 credits), Environmental & Safety Law (10 credits), Strategic Management in the Built Environment (10 credits), Intelligent Buildings (20 credits), Alternative Energy Technology (20 credits), Engineering Analysis 4 (10 credits)
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