Building services engineers are involved with virtually every aspect of a building’s interior environment. They design, install and maintain electrical and mechanical services - heating, cooling, lighting, water, lifts, and telecoms - and advise on issues of health and safety, security, sustainability and energy efficiency.
In short, they help buildings work, whether for residential, educational, commercial, industrial or cultural purposes.
Brunel's Building Services Engineering MSc gives graduates with engineering or technology backgrounds the technical, design and management skills they need to excel in this lucrative and multi-faceted profession.
You'll get a solid grounding in core subjects of heat transfer, energy conversion, acoustics, electrical services and lighting design as well as in the practicalities of building management, fire and smoke control, waste disposal and lifts and escalators.
Additionally, as there is a growing demand for a new generation of environmentally responsible buildings, you’ll also examine energy efficiency and sustainable design.
You can choose to study 1 year full-time at Brunel or the distance learning programme over 3 years.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI), which means your degree will put you on course to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the UK.
Throughout your studies you’ll have use of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and 24-hour access to industry standard specialist software for engineering design at dedicated computer clusters on campus, so you’ll have the opportunity and equipment to explore ideas and tackle problems.
With the growing complexity of engineering services in modern buildings and the significance of energy conservation and emissions control, the role of the building services engineer is becoming increasingly important. Your Brunel engineering master’s will give you the technical, creative and managerial expertise that lead to excellent career opportunities.
UK entry requirements
A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Mechanical, Building Services or technology subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
Entry to this programme requires all students who are not nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have temporary immigration permission to remain in the UK to obtain an ATAS certificate. If you are made an offer to join this course and you are not an EEA national, you will be required to obtain an ATAS certificate as a condition of your offer.
EU and International entry requirements
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
The course is design to give graduates the technical and managerial training they need to pursue careers in building services engineering.
Work for your Building Services Engineering MSc degree consists of compulsory modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time distance learning, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 3 years part-time distance learning, starting in January.
Year 1 Compulsory
ME5506 - Energy Conversion Technologies
ME5507 - Electrical Services and Lighting Design
ME5508 - Building Heat Transfer and Air Conditioning
ME5509 - Acoustics, Fire, Lifts and Drainage
ME5511 - Building Management and Control Systems
ME5512 - Design of Fluid Services and Heat Transfer Equipment
ME5513 - Building Services Design and Management
ME5500 - Dissertation
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.
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