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Postgraduate course
MEng

Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

International Scholarships available

Overview

Engineering services play an integral part in modern-day living. This integrated masters course will help you develop the skills required for the safe and sustainable design, installation and operation of technical services within buildings.

The course enables you to build the expertise to analyse situations, data or existing knowledge to provide solutions to building services engineering problems. Using appropriate digital technologies and working with industry professionals from around the world, you will learn to communicate effectively with stakeholders and be able to promote low carbon solutions and sustainability in unfamiliar environments.

Working with others, you will develop the ability to apply logical reasoning as a tool for effective decision-making and will be capable of producing innovative, creative and intellectually challenging solutions to non-routine tasks. There will be opportunities to work on projects such as designing ‘clean room’ ventilation systems for the pharmaceutical industries, low energy lighting solutions for education establishments and intelligent building systems for international clients.

If you enjoy problem-solving, this course is the ideal stepping stone to gain employment in the building services engineering and related disciplines.

Your programme of study will include design project workshops, extracurricular seminars, field trips and building case studies, which are embedded throughout the course to help reinforce your learning process.

You will have access to events hosted by the University for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers CIBSE, including talks from industry speakers and professional development sessions, offering you a great platform to network and learn from experts in the field.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Access to guest lectures
  • Industry links
  • Industry expertise
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Professional accreditations
  • Specialist facilities

Entry Requirements

120
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum (Minimum 80 from two A Levels, or equivalent, in Mathematics and Science with at least 40 from Mathematics and 40 points from a Science. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE Grade C English Language and GCSE Grade B in Maths (Grade 4 or Grade 6 respectively, for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) is required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.

Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall in a relevant subject with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum (Minimum 80 from two A Levels, or equivalent, in Mathematics and Science with at least 40 from Mathematics and 40 points from a Science. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE Grade C English Language and GCSE Grade B in Maths (Grade 4 or Grade 6 respectively, for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) is required. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.

Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall in a relevant subject with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

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Teaching and learning

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Overall workload
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300 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year one is assessed predominantly by examinations, with some coursework and practical assessments. 
Core Modules
Building Services Design Principles

Advanced Mathematics

Thermo Fluids

Electrical & Electronics Principles

Building Services Science

Mechanical Services

Overall workload
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300 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year two is assessed predominantly by examinations and coursework, with some practical assessments.
Core Modules
Engineering Mathematics

Electrical Services & Lighting Systems

Airconditioning & Refrigeration Systems

Construction Communications & Application

BMS & Control Systems

Group Design Project

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Overall workload
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250 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by examinations, with some coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules
Low-Carbon Systems Design

Dissertation

Building Physics (Modelling & Analysis)

Intelligent Building Technologies

Facilities Maintenance & Management

Overall workload
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350 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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900 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year four is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some examinations and practical assessments.
Core Modules
Sustainable Systems Design

BIM & MEP

Integrated Project

Research Paper

Option modules may include:
Project Management

Humanitarian Engineering

Sustainable Buildings

BEMs & Intelligent Buildings

Mike White
Mike White
Course Director
Mike has extensive industrial experience. He has worked for 20 years' in electronics engineering, non-linear control systems and acoustics and has more than 15 years' academic and teaching experience in the fields of building services engineering, electronics engineering, mechatronics and mathematics. Mike’s research interests include intelligent buildings and smart cities, wavelet transforms for the structural acoustic control of musical instruments and photogrammetric and thermographic data fusion for defect detection in buildings.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Sandwich Year

Facilities

  • Northern Terrace building materials laboratory
    Northern Terrace building materials laboratory

    Based at Northern Terrace at our City Campus, our building materials laboratory offers full-scale structural element testing with up to 250 tonnes loading capacity, hydraulics testing with open-flow apparatus and a pump rig, and concrete beam production with mixing, casting and material strength and consistency testing.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Postgraduate Study - Application Steps

Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.

  • 1
    EXPLORE
    Explore your full range of options on our Online Prospectus at courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
    Call us on +44(0)113 812 3113 or email admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you have any questions. International students can phone +44(0)113 812 1111 or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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    POSTGRADUATE AND RESEARCH OPEN DAY
    Visit us for a Postgraduate and Research Open Day to speak to teaching staff and students, see our facilities and find out more about your chosen course. Alternatively, watch our online open day or register for a Virtual Q&A and ask our friendly staff any questions you may have.
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    APPLY

    Apply directly to us via our online application site *.

    * Exceptions to this are:

    • Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
    • PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
    • Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
    • MA Social Work
    • MA Art Psychotherapy
    • PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
  • 4
    YOUR OFFER
    Receive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
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    SEND US YOUR RESULTS
    If we make you a conditional offer, send us your results as soon as you have these so we can confirm your place.
  • 6
    ACCOMMODATION
    Apply for our university accommodation if you need it.
  • 7
    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
    Check visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
  • 8
    FEES & FUNDING
    Discover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
  • 9
    ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT
    Receive your online registration and enrolment information.
  • 10
    WELCOME WEEK
    Attend Welcome Week and begin your course.
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