Liverpool John Moores University

Building Services Engineering Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate

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'Real world' projects are integrated across all levels of this BSc Building Services Engineering degree.

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 may take up a year’s paid work placement with a building services engineering consultant or contractor (subject to finding a suitable work placement).

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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 the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, reviews, etc), and presentations (individual and group).

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

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.

Course code K200
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject. It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problems.

If you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you! International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications.

​Applicants studying a Foundation Degree in Building Services Engineering will be considered for direct entry into Level 5. A Foundation Degree at 60% overall would be required.
A level BBC 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: BBC
Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications. Should be studying an appropriate subject, normally Building Services Engineering or another Engineering discipline
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits
M: 12 credits
Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, minimum of 24 Distinctions and 12 Merits required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 25 IB Diploma Points including Maths at HL with a minimum score of 5

Prior to starting the programme 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 £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,450 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

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