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Building Services Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include Maths and Physical Science

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Must include Maths and Physical Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must include Maths and Physical Science

UCAS Tariff

112-128

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

With more than 60 years of expertise in this area, LSBU is known for its contribution of high quality graduate to the Building Services Engineering industry. Our course is designed to equip you with the technical know-how and communication and management skills to be an effective leader in this specialist sector. Develop an understanding of the design, installation, operation and maintenance that make a building safe, comfortable, energy efficient and functional. This highly specialised skillset is always in demand. In fact, it’s set to grow as buildings’ designs evolve to become more sustainable.
This course is available at all levels, accredited by CIBSE and IE. The HNC Building Services Engineering Apprenticeship is for part-time students who wish to study the discipline of Building Services Engineering to HNC level and who may wish to go on to the professional status of Incorporated Engineer. The BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering is designed to equip you with the technical, management and communication skills needed to be an effective leader of teams involved in the design of building services and energy conservation in buildings, making you an Incorporated Engineer.

Modules

**Modules are Subject to Change**
Year 1
• Engineering mathematics
• Building services engineering principles
• Construction practice
• Introduction to building services
• Internal environment and comfort
• Heating and ventilation systems
Year 2
• Advanced engineering mathematics
• Thermofluids engineering
• Refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump engineering
• Integrated building design
• Project and business management
• Electrical services in buildings
Year 3
• Optional placement year
Year 4
• Energy management and controls
• Passive building design
• Major project
• Plus two modules from either the electrical or mechanical route:
Electrical route
• Electrical power systems and distribution
• Lighting and electrical systems
Mechanical route
• Heat and mass transfer applications
• Thermal energy systems

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus

Department:

Urban Engineering

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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General or integrated engineering

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,765
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Engineering professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

£34k

£34k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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