University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Building Services and Sustainable Engineering

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Course summary

TEF Silver

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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.

Course details


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)

Professional bodies

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

  • Building Services Engineers, Chartered Institution of
  • Energy Institute, The

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Typical offer is 96 UCAS points including level 3 maths study.
A level 96 UCAS points at A2 including A-Level Maths
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM including level 3 Maths modules Engineering BTEC - Merit in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Construction and the Built Environment BTEC - Merit in Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment, or Structural Mechanics in Construction and Civil Engineering, or Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment "Applied Science BTEC: Merit in Using Mathematical Tools in Science and Unit 7 Mathematical Calculations OR Unit 8 Using Stats in Science AND Merit in any 1 of the following modules: Energy Changes, Sources and Applications, Electrical Circuits and their Applications, Electronics for Science Technicians, Mechanical and Thermal Treatment of Metals, Structure and Properties of Metals, Electrical Circuits and their Applications, Electronics for Science Technicians, Traffic Accident Investigation
Access to HE Diploma 96 UCAS points including level 3 Maths modules
Scottish Higher 96 UCAS points including Maths
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD including level 3 Maths modules
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 96 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects including HL Maths
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 UCAS points including Maths
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM including level 3 Maths modules
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD including level 3 Maths modules

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Building Services and Sustainable Engineering at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS