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Building Services Engineering
Postgraduate course
MSc

Building Services Engineering

International Scholarships available

Overview

The digital age has revolutionised how engineers operate. Gone are the days when you could work with just a calculator, a piece of paper and a design chart. You will develop your expertise using building information modelling software systems that include Revit and Navisworks.

Whether you graduated from our BSc (Hons) course or already work in industry as an associate engineer, we will equip you with the skills to play a leading role in the design, installation and management of building services.

Sustainability and the carbon reduction in buildings are a key issues around the world and these themes will be central to your work. You will learn about intelligent buildings and automation, and you will develop your knowledge of environmental science and the latest systems and innovation in energy conservation.

We will improve your technical engineering capabilities so that you can take responsibility for building services and mechanical installations. You will also focus on areas such as project responsibility, lighting design, heating, thermal comfort, air conditioning, cooling systems, acoustic comfort and electrical services.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

You will have the opportunity to use building information modelling that includes packages such as Revit, Tekla and Vico, with a strong emphasis in design that meets environmental constraints.

You will be taught by staff who are practicing engineers and who will give you a global stance on building services engineering, drawing international comparisons with systems and operational solutions from around the world.

This course is also available via distance learning, offering you the flexibility to study at a time and pace that suits you.

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.

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Entry Requirements

Requirements


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Building Services Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
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.
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.

Requirements


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Building Services Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
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.
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

John Cafferty

Careers

John Cafferty
Project Manager Network Rail

MSc Project Management

“After working for years in maintenance, I was keen to develop other areas of my career. My company is now more project management led and I'm able to feed into this new way of working which has helped me to progress my career in this tough economic climate.

Teaching and learning

Distance Learning - overall workload

If you choose to study this course by distance learning, as a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.

Examine the role of a project manager in the co-ordination of a range of professional skills required in the development and implementation of complex projects to satisfy client objectives.

Extend and deepen your knowledge of building and system performance in resolution of carbon reduction and achieving long term sustainability. This focus relates to both the design of the building fabric, the operation of the building and its usage.

Explore BIM systems for engineers and their application to mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP systems). You will review various BIM packages and apply them to case study examples, focusing on the coordination of design data errors minimisation. You will also study the capabilities for enhanced collaboration between engineering and architecture teams.

Based upon the Engineering Gateways work based tool kit you will be introduced to the requirements for an engineering pathway and uses work based tools and skills as a means of developing that approach.

Review and appraise approaches to building energy management systems and smart controls. Delivered by a project basis, you will develop your group working and interpersonal skills whilst engaging in real-life projects or simulations and tackling engineering design challenges.

Review current trends in building services systems design, focusing upon design approaches, sustainability considerations, electrical systems and lighting design.

This is an opportunity to engage in research or advanced scholarship in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Mike White, Building Services Engineering course director
Mike White
Course Director
Mike qualified with a BEng (Hons) Mechatronics in 2001 and a MEng Electronics and Telecommunications in 2003. He has 20 years' industrial experience in electronics engineering, non-linear control systems and acoustics. He also has ten years' academic experience in the fields of building services engineering, electronics engineering and mathematics. Continuing his academic journey, Mike joined Leeds Beckett as a Senior Lecturer in December 2013. His research interests include structural acoustic control for dynamic systems, intelligent buildings and smart structures.
I get five or six queries a day from companies asking if I can recommend anyone for building services engineering jobs - the industry is booming right now, particularly in the Yorkshire area. Organisations are struggling to fill roles and we can give you the skills to impress employers.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed. See further information on financing your studies.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed. See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Northern Terrace

Northern Terrace

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 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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