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Undergraduate course
BEng (Hons)

Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

International Scholarships available

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.

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.


Accredited by:

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.

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

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.

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
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Entry Requirements

72
POINTS REQUIRED

Places available on this course through Clearing. Please call us on 0113 812 3113 to discuss your qualifications, skills and experience. We are interested in hearing from students who are passionate about the subject and we will assess your application on a range of factors including, but not limited to, your performance in examinations and assessments.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. Must include 32 points from A level Mathematics or equivalent.).

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

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above and Mathematics at Grade B or above (Grade 4/6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

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.

Places available on this course through Clearing. Please call us on 0113 812 3113 to discuss your qualifications, skills and experience. We are interested in hearing from students who are passionate about the subject and we will assess your application on a range of factors including, but not limited to, your performance in examinations and assessments.

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required. (Minimum 48 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. Must include 32 points from A level Mathematics or equivalent.).

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

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above and Mathematics at Grade B or above (Grade 4/6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.

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

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.

Teaching and learning

Develop your knowledge of the key areas of building services design, management of complex building services projects and low-carbon renewable energy strategies. You will gain the skills needed to succeed as a professional in the field of building services engineering and the wider built environment. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
In your first year, we will introduce you to a range of basic building services engineering subjects and you will enhance your abilities in the fundamental area of mathematics. You will learn to analyse situations and data using your existing knowledge to provide solutions to basic building services engineering problems.
Overall workload
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228 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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972 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
75%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
25%
Core Modules

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.

Gain the skills necessary to communicate effectively with other construction and built environment professionals by studying a wide range of building services engineering subjects, from electrical services to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will build on the knowledge you gained in your first year, tackling more advanced problems and enhancing your logical reasoning, decision making and problem solving skills.
Overall workload
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216 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.
Clock icon
984 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
63%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
7%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
30%
Core Modules

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.

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.

In your final year, you will adopt an increasingly reflective and effective approach to problem solving and you will graduate with the ability to analyse complex situations. You will develop the ability to produce innovative, creative, intellectually challenging solutions that address a range of cultural needs, including sustainable energy use and low/zero-carbon design.
Overall workload
Clock icon
230 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.
Clock icon
970 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
30%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
70%
Core Modules

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.

Download 2019/20 Course Spec Download
In your first year, we will introduce you to a range of basic building services engineering subjects and you will enhance your abilities in the fundamental area of mathematics. You will learn to analyse situations and data using your existing knowledge to provide solutions to basic building services engineering problems.
Overall workload
Clock icon
228 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.
Clock icon
972 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
75%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
25%
Core Modules

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.

Gain the skills necessary to communicate effectively with other construction and built environment professionals by studying a wide range of building services engineering subjects, from electrical services to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will build on the knowledge you gained in your first year, tackling more advanced problems and enhancing your logical reasoning, decision making and problem solving skills.
Overall workload
Clock icon
216 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.
Clock icon
984 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
63%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
7%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
30%
Core Modules

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.

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.

In your final year, you will adopt an increasingly reflective and effective approach to problem solving and you will graduate with the ability to analyse complex situations. You will develop the ability to produce innovative, creative, intellectually challenging solutions that address a range of cultural needs, including sustainable energy use and low/zero-carbon design.
Overall workload
Clock icon
230 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.
Clock icon
970 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
30%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
70%
Core Modules

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.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
In your first year, we will introduce you to a range of basic building services engineering subjects and you will enhance your abilities in the fundamental area of mathematics. You will learn to analyse situations and data using your existing knowledge to provide solutions to basic building services engineering problems.
Overall workload
Clock icon
228 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.
Clock icon
972 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
75%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
25%
Core Modules

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.

Gain the skills necessary to communicate effectively with other construction and built environment professionals by studying a wide range of building services engineering subjects, from electrical services to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will build on the knowledge you gained in your first year, tackling more advanced problems and enhancing your logical reasoning, decision making and problem solving skills.
Overall workload
Clock icon
216 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.
Clock icon
984 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
63%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
7%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
30%
Core Modules

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.

Discover the concepts, philosophies, technologies and software applications supporting the processes and mechanisms employed in digital and collaborative working systems within the construction, built environment and allied industries.

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.

In your final year, you will adopt an increasingly reflective and effective approach to problem solving and you will graduate with the ability to analyse complex situations. You will develop the ability to produce innovative, creative, intellectually challenging solutions that address a range of cultural needs, including sustainable energy use and low/zero-carbon design.
Overall workload
Clock icon
230 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.
Clock icon
970 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
30%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
70%
Core Modules

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.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
In your first year, we will introduce you to a range of basic building services engineering subjects and you will enhance your abilities in the fundamental area of mathematics. You will learn to analyse situations and data using your existing knowledge to provide solutions to basic building services engineering problems.
Overall workload
Clock icon
228 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.
Clock icon
972 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
75%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
25%
Core Modules

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.

Gain the skills necessary to communicate effectively with other construction and built environment professionals by studying a wide range of building services engineering subjects, from electrical services to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will build on the knowledge you gained in your first year, tackling more advanced problems and enhancing your logical reasoning, decision making and problem solving skills.
Overall workload
Clock icon
216 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.
Clock icon
984 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
63%
Practical This is an invigilated assessment of your practical skills and competencies, such as delivering a coaching session, or a school experience if you are training to be a teacher.
7%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
30%
Core Modules

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.

Discover the concepts, philosophies, technologies and software applications supporting the processes and mechanisms employed in digital and collaborative working systems within the construction, built environment and allied industries.

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.

In your final year, you will adopt an increasingly reflective and effective approach to problem solving and you will graduate with the ability to analyse complex situations. You will develop the ability to produce innovative, creative, intellectually challenging solutions that address a range of cultural needs, including sustainable energy use and low/zero-carbon design.
Overall workload
Clock icon
230 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.
Clock icon
970 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.
Indicative assessment proportions (based on 2018/19)
Examination This could include a timed examination, take-away paper, formal presentation or viva-voce examination or a set exercise, quiz or multiple choice test.
30%
Coursework This could include essays, reports or other written assignments, a dissertation or project, or a portfolio of your work. Assessed work will normally be returned with feedback within four weeks of your submission. When you begin your course, you will be provided with a module handbook for your chosen modules which will provide specific guidelines on how and when you will receive that feedback.
70%
Core Modules

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
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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The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Some protective equipment for working in the construction materials laboratory and for site visits.
  • Access to all software required for the course.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Protective footwear for site visits and working in the construction materials laboratory 
    (Cost from £25)

Course-specific optional costs

  • If you wish to use your own computer you will need to make sure it meets the minimum specification requirements for the Autodesk Revit software program
  • Site visits
    (You will be required to make your own way to sites close to campus. The School will cover the costs of bus travel if the site is considered to be far from campus)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2019/20 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.

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 201920 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

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Some protective equipment for working in the construction materials laboratory and for site visits.
  • Access to all software required for the course.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Protective footwear for site visits and working in the construction materials laboratory 
    (Cost from £25)

Course-specific optional costs

  • If you wish to use your own computer you will need to make sure it meets the minimum specification requirements for the Autodesk Revit software program
  • Site visits
    (You will be required to make your own way to sites close to campus. The School will cover the costs of bus travel if the site is considered to be far from campus)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

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 201920 on this course is £2000 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 £100. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Sandwich Year

You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £3000.
The tuition fee rates for undergraduate applicants, commencing their course in the 2020/21 academic year, are yet to be set at this time by the UK Government. We expect these fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Some protective equipment for working in the construction materials laboratory and for site visits.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Protective footwear for site visits and working in the construction materials laboratory 
    (Cost from £25)
  • Miscellaneous costs
    (You will need to purchase software that is needed to support your course delivery. There will also be costs associated with printing assignments, which are required to be submitted as hard copies.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Professional / accrediting body membership
    (Student membership is free for full-time students for the duration of the course. For part-time students, student membership is £38 per annum.)
  • Site visits
    (You will be required to make your own way to sites close to campus. The school will cover the costs of bus travel if the site is considered to be far from campus.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for this course, for applicants commencing their course in the 202021 academic year, are yet to be set at this time. These fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Some protective equipment for working in the construction materials laboratory and for site visits.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Protective footwear for site visits and working in the construction materials laboratory 
    (Cost from £25)
  • Miscellaneous costs
    (You will need to purchase software that is needed to support your course delivery. There will also be costs associated with printing assignments, which are required to be submitted as hard copies.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Professional / accrediting body membership
    (Student membership is free for full-time students for the duration of the course. For part-time students, student membership is £38 per annum.)
  • Site visits
    (You will be required to make your own way to sites close to campus. The school will cover the costs of bus travel if the site is considered to be far from campus.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fee rates for undergraduate applicants, commencing their course in the 2020/21 academic year, are yet to be set at this time by the UK Government. We expect these fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Some protective equipment for working in the construction materials laboratory and for site visits.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Protective footwear for site visits and working in the construction materials laboratory 
    (Cost from £25)
  • Miscellaneous costs
    (You will need to purchase software that is needed to support your course delivery. There will also be costs associated with printing assignments, which are required to be submitted as hard copies.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Professional / accrediting body membership
    (Student membership is free for full-time students for the duration of the course. For part-time students, student membership is £38 per annum.)
  • Site visits
    (You will be required to make your own way to sites close to campus. The school will cover the costs of bus travel if the site is considered to be far from campus.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for this course, for applicants commencing their course in the 202021 academic year, are yet to be set at this time. These fee rates will be set in October 2019. Should you wish to view the fee charges for this course for the previous year you can do so by changing the entry point to September 2019 in the 'Start Date' section of this page above.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Some protective equipment for working in the construction materials laboratory and for site visits.

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essentials

  • Protective footwear for site visits and working in the construction materials laboratory 
    (Cost from £25)
  • Miscellaneous costs
    (You will need to purchase software that is needed to support your course delivery. There will also be costs associated with printing assignments, which are required to be submitted as hard copies.)

Course-specific optional costs

  • Professional / accrediting body membership
    (Student membership is free for full-time students for the duration of the course. For part-time students, student membership is £38 per annum.)
  • Site visits
    (You will be required to make your own way to sites close to campus. The school will cover the costs of bus travel if the site is considered to be far from campus.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Northern Terrace
    Northern Terrace

    Based at our City Campus, only a short walk from Leeds city centre, Northern Terrace is home to our School of Built Environment & Engineering.

  • 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.

  • 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

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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