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Building Services Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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'Real world' projects are integrated across all levels of this MEng degree for Building Services Engineering. Modern living depends upon the engineering services that are an integral part of buildings, and these systems consume a significant percentage of the energy used in the UK. Building services engineers operate as part of a professional team alongside architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals to ensure that buildings continue to function efficiently while de-carbonising the energy supply. They need to be technically competent and practical in outlook, but also good communicators as they give advice to a wide range of people. This programme, which has been developed in partnership with practising professionals, helps you gain the skills required to design complicated building engineering systems that can control internal environmental conditions and minimise energy use, such as the heating, lighting, power, lifts, ventilation, water and utilities, as well as managing their installation, commissioning and maintenance. Projects are integrated at all levels of the degree, with materials and supervision provided by employers so you can replicate real-life scenarios in your work. After your second year, you will be encouraged to take up a year’s paid work placement with a building services engineering consultant or contractor (subject to finding suitable placement).

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. During level 4, students gain the basic knowledge and theory of the Building Services Engineering discipline. They gain an introduction to construction technology, engineering principles, science and materials, and mathematics. Students will also undertake a building services design project and get involved in exciting collaborative interdisciplinary activities, as well as becoming skilled in academic and digital literacy. During level 5, students further their knowledge and skills in mechanical and electrical engineering as well as mathematics, relating the key principles to building services systems. This culminates in a major practical building services design project, as well as an interdisciplinary project which incorporates building information management (BIM), and students are encouraged to use industry standard building modelling software. Students also study management techniques for the construction and building services industries further and are introduced to engineering research methods. At the conclusion of level 5 students will have the option to take up a year's paid work placement with a building services engineering consultant or contractor. During level 6, students focus on the issues of sustainability in building services design as well as environmental analysis. Again these key concepts are utilised to complete integrative multi-disciplinary design projects. Students will also further their learning in the area of project management techniques as well as undertaking a major engineering research project (dissertation). Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose. All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, laboratory and technical reports) and oral presentations. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via our virtual learning environment, face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Building Services Engineers, Chartered Institution of

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points
A level ABB Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: Mathematics or a science subject should be taken to full A Level Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDM if studied on its own or to the total of 128 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications. Should be studying an appropriate subject, normally Building Services Engineering or another Engineering discipline
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 27 IB Diploma Points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: Applicants should be studying at least three subjects at Higher Level including Mathematics or a science

In addition to 128 UCAS tariff points applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £14450* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3500 per annum. All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.
Building Services Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS