Building Services Engineering BEng (Hons)

London South Bank University Department of Education
En London (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering and the Energy Institute, this BEng degree course is the first step to Chartered Engineer status.

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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Air conditioning
Heat Transfer
Engineering Mathematics
GCSE Mathematics




First year modules provide the fundamental scientific principles that support the mechanical and electrical building services and also provide an introduction to the basic heating and ventilation systems.

Second year modules provide more in-depth study of the systems used in building services such as air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical services, their operation and control. 

In the final year emphasis is on sustainability. You'll take modules covering the topics of dynamic thermal performance of buildings, energy resources, combined heat and power, wind power generation and lighting, electrical systems and distribution.

A specialisation option is offered in the final year between a mechanical and an electrical route. Design projects are used to produce a simulated work environment where the taught material is applied. Computer modelling techniques are taught and used in the design projects where optimisation techniques are investigated.

Methods of assessment for course overall: 43% coursework

 Year 1
  • Engineering mathematics
    This Module will introduce you to the main mathematical techniques which are required in the early stages of engineering degrees. The topics include Revisions of Algebraic operations and functions, complex numbers, trigonometry, calculus, curve sketching, and matrix and vector algebra.
  • Building services engineering principles
    You will be taught the underpinning skills and engineering principles relevant to mechanical and electrical building services engineering and be able to apply this contextually.
  • Professional skills
    This module will provide you with the knowledge and understanding, as well as develop key transferable skills, to enable you to engage with UG study and prepare for employment in an engineering discipline.
  • Introduction to building services
    The module will introduce you to the underpinning concepts, purpose and types of building services.
  • Internal environment and comfort
    The material in this module is divided into three main parts:
    Part 1: Acoustics, theory and practical application
    Part 2: Light, Lighting Theory, practical application and basic design
    Part 3: Thermal environment and comfort
  • Heating and ventilation systems
    The module introduces heating and ventilation systems. On heating systems the focus is on LPHW systems covering the operating pressure and temperatures, boilers, system efficiency, heat emitters, and pipe sizing, heating and district eating. On ventilation systems, the ventilation requirements are considered and subsequently the various types of systems ( including natural ventilation) and the component parts of ventilation systems are described and their performance is analysed. 
Year 2
  • Advanced engineering mathematics
    This module consolidates the mathematical skills, numerical and statistical methods that underpin the BEng engineering degrees and will provide you with a further understanding of the use of mathematical techniques, to solve advanced engineering problems.
  • Thermofluids engineering
    This module provides you with a study of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics exploring more theory to allow analysis of processes and extension into computer modelling. It also specifically covers the application of thermofluids to mechanical services used in buildings. It expands and extends the understanding gained in Engineering Principles and will enable you to design, explore and investigate.
  • Refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump engineering
    This module covers specific mechanical services used in buildings. It expands and extends the understanding you will have gained in heating and ventilation systems and will enable you to design, explore and investigate refrigeration technology and air conditioning systems and heat pumps. The fundamentals are introduced by lectures and demonstrations to provide a basic knowledge of the principles of applied thermodynamics, which is then extended to the study of systems and design.
  • Integrated building design
    You will work in small groups to develop a fully integrated concept design for a building starting from the briefing and masterplanning stage. Selected elements of the concept design will be developed to a detailed design stage. The work will be carried out within the framework of level 2 BIM with appropriate information exchanges.
  • Project and business management
    The module will give you an overview of engineering management and covers topics such as financial principles, management of innovation, technology strategy, and project management. The focus of the course is the development of individual skills and team work.
  • Electrical services in buildings
    The materials in this module are divided into two major parts: 
    Part 1: Intermediate circuit theory and analysis
    Part 2: Electrical installation and services in building.
Year 3
  • Energy management and controls
    In this module you will examine the controls and processes that are necessary for efficient and effective operation of buildings and their engineering services. You'll gai an understanding of control elements and building energy management systems, and the way that information from these systems can be used to manage energy. The module also presents tools for financial analysis and reporting.
  • Passive building design
    On completing this module you'll be able to analyse a building and its (world-wide) location and propose novel and effective passive methods to reduce energy consumption and improve occupant comfort. You'll also understand the requirements of the wider design team and adapt and communicate your proposals appropriately.
  • Major project
    The unit is a culmination of course where the knowledge and skills you will have gained are applied to a specific investigation, either design or research based. You should be able to analyse the technical performance, environmental impact and economic feasibility of the project. The results should be in a form comparable to industrial standards, based on current guidelines or regulations.
Plus a choice of one of the following modules:
  • Heat and mass transfer applications (optional)
    This module provides an advanced study of heat and mass transfer, the design of heat transfer equipment, the application of heat transfer within a building envelope and the development of the CIBSE Admittance Method used for the assessment of cooling and heating loads; calculation of cooling loads using commercial software; strategies for the reduction of energy used for cooling including thermal mass, natural ventilation, night time cooling, evaporative cooling.
  • Electrical power systems and distribution (optional)
    This module focuses on 11kV high voltage electrical power system and LV Distribution and equipment. It will concentrate on their application on electrical building services.
  • Thermal energy systems
    In relation to sustainable engineering you'll develop a deep understanding of the principles that govern building services thermal energy systems and renewable and LZC technologies. 
  • Lighting and electrical systems
Structure of qualification

LSBU degrees are divided into two semesters per year.

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Full-time  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 Engineering Mathematics &. Modelling Advanced Math. & Modelling Energy Control & Mang. Innovation & Enterprise Major Project Engineering Principles Design Applications 5
Project Management Design Analysis Design and Practice Electrical Installation Distribution and Lighting Option Energy Resources Mechanical Services for Buildings Thermo-fluids, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Options
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