Building Services Engineering BTEC HND
We have been running courses for the Building Services Engineering industry since 1947.
This course is intended for technician engineers who are looking to develop their skills. Graduates will be well equipped to enter the industry in areas such as design and build, consultancy and facilities management.
A wide range of building services are included, both mechanical and electrical, and the theme of energy conservation and environmental impact is present throughout. In keeping with the needs of modern engineering practice, management and communication skills also strongly feature in this course.The course is designed to deliver the following core skills that will make you able to work effectively in the field:
- mathematics and scientific skills and their application in building services
- technical skills and knowledge required to understand systems design
- communication skills.
You'll also begin to develop team working skills in preparation for further study should you wish to gain professional status.
- Mathematics and building services engineering principles A
- Mathematics and building services engineering principles B
- Building services systems (part-time students only)
- Engineering mathematics and modelling
- Engineering principles
- Design and practice
- Mechanical services and lighting for buildings
- Electrical installation, distribution and lighting
- Thermofluids, air conditioning and refrigeration
This course will equip you for a career in the building services engineering industry in areas such as: design and construction; consulting engineering; and maintenance and facilities management. Recent graduates from this course have gone onto a range of engineering roles within building services including Pipefitter/Fabricator, Draughtsman and Applications Engineer.
Major projects in London and the raised focus on the environment and sustainability are resulting in an increased demand for those graduating from this course.
We run a very active and well utilised careers page on our virtual learning environment (VLE) to provide both a shop window for employers seeking recruits and trainees and links to major external recruitment agencies.
We also facilitate employer recruitment visits on campus, and provide advertising for graduate recruitment open events at company offices.
If you graduate from the HND course, you'll be able to apply for further study at undergraduate level, including for a place on our full-time BSc Building Services Engineering. This will complete the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer status.
Part-time study while in full time employment was tough going at times but I found that by working at it you get out what you put in and I progressed well enough to transfer from the HND to the BEng Hons degree course. I graduated with a first class Honours degree and promotion to a permanent engineering post at work - so it was certainly worthwhile.Cara Hobbs, Alumna HND and BEng Building Services Engineering
LSBU Employability Services
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- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.
Part-time day-release schedule: Year 1 Thursday, Year 2 Monday, Year 3 Tuesday
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- 120 UCAS points - including Maths or Physics at Level 3
- A Level EEE or
- National Diploma: PP or
- Other Level 3 qualifications (e.g. City and Guilds) will be considered on an individual basis. These will normally need to be supported by substantial, relevant work experience that goes some way to compensating for the shortfall in academic qualifications plus
- Five GCSEs including Maths and English.
Applicants with substantial relevant work experience may not need to have 120 UCAS points. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Tutor, so you are encouraged to make an application.
For applicants whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required.
How to apply
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All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.
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Fees and funding
LSBU will be publishing fees for the academic year 2014/15 as of December 2013. The figures listed below for academic year 2013/14 are the latest available. The fees shown are for new entrants to programmes. Continuing LSBU students should refer to myLSBU fees section for guidance.
|UK/EU fee: £8450||International fee: £10500|
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|UK/EU fee: £4650||International fee: £6562|
|AOS/LSBU code: 549||Session code: 1PS00|
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We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. With the National Scholarship programme 500 new home full-time undergraduate students from lower household incomes could receive £3,000 by joining us in the 2014/15 academic year. For eligible students the scholarship awards a £1,000 cash bursary and £2,000 to spend on university services. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.
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