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Building Services Engineering
Undergraduate course
BEng (Hons)

Building Services Engineering

Overview

Create sustainable environments within buildings by studying the techniques behind low-carbon design and renewable solutions. You will be provided with the guidance and support that will put you on your way to achieving graduate member status with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

You will acquire expertise in analysing building energy performance, turning concept designs into reality and recognising the complex needs of diverse clients and unfamiliar environments. If you study full-time, you will automatically become a student member of CIBSE.

Once you have completed the course and gained relevant experience in the industry you can apply for affiliate membership of CIBSE and attain Incorporated Engineer Status. This will enhance your employability to companies around the world.

Our University hosts events for CIBSE, such as talks from industry and professional development sessions, that you will be able to attend free of charge. These are great platforms for networking, gaining access to employers and to learn from experts in the field.

In your final year you will complete a major design project and professionals from industry will sit on your assessment panel to provide you with valuable feedback on your work.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Specialist facilities
  • Top-up course available
  • Expert careers service
  • University accommodation
  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award

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 Grades BB in two A Levels or equivalent, must include Mathematics and a Science subject. 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.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade B or above (Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits from Maths or numerate subject and 15 Merits in a scientific subject.
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.
Level 5 & 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HNC, HND or Foundation Degree in a cognate area, e.g. Building Services, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
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: 26 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.
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 Grades BB in two A Levels or equivalent, must include Mathematics and a Science subject. 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.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade B or above (Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits from Maths or numerate subject and 15 Merits in a scientific subject.
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.
Level 5 & 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HNC, HND or Foundation Degree in a cognate area, e.g. Building Services, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
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: 26 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.
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.


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Careers

Chris Quaile

Careers

Chris Quaile
Graduate Building Surveyor Jones Lang LaSalle

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

“From building surveying and quantity surveying to project management, planning and law, my course gave me the diverse knowledge I require in my current role. My tutors inspired me to learn more about this industry and introduced me to AutoCAD software, which has been invaluable for my job. The hands-on experience I gained gave me that extra step up the career ladder to help me succeed.

Modules & learning

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Gain an understanding of the design phases of a modern building services engineering project.

Discover the mathematical techniques and analytical processes essential in providing solutions to building services engineering problems.

Develop your understanding of low energy strategy for a building and to design appropriate building services systems.

Immerse yourself in the analysis and application of fluid mechanics and heat transfer as they relate to building services design and implementation.

Explore the scientific and engineering principles related to electrical and electronics systems utilised in the control and optimisation of building services systems and installations.

Build your expertise in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and systems with an emphasis on sustainability.

Apply analytical techniques in providing solutions to engineering problems and effectively communicate the results.

Examine electrical power and lighting applications, covering distribution, principles, legislation and technical aspects for commerce and industry.

Study building and energy management systems, and controls, with the goal of providing energy efficient and sustainable buildings and systems.

Develop your design skills relating to the evaluation and implementation of a realistic building services project, as well as working effectively as part of a team.

Study the design and implementation of air conditioning, refrigeration and cooling systems for complex commercial and industrial multiple zone buildings.

An introduction to the management aspects of professional roles, including managing people, management information, systems and ethics.

Build your knowledge of low and near zero building and the systems designed to monitor and evaluate these buildings. You will focus on the impact these systems have on the carbon reduction agenda, energy efficiency and building performance.

This module will provide you with an understanding of the impact of intelligent buildings on energy efficiency, financial implications and facilities management from a global perspective.

Enhance your understanding of the broad range of issues and multi-skilled approach required for the management of buildings and services.

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the science that underpins building performance and the related methodologies used in the modelling and analysis of building fabric.

Use the research skills you have gained throughout your course to carry out a sustained piece of research that examines current issues or problems related to the built environment.

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

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Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    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.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.

  • 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.

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