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Master in Building Services Engineering (MSc) - Brunel
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Master in Building Services Engineering (MSc) - Brunel

Brunel University London
On campus
 2424 Points
1 Year

International Scholarships for September 2024 (Brunel)

Brunel University London offers scholarships for this postgraduate program. Apply through Brive until 31st July.

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Program Description

The master in 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.

In the master in Building Services Engineering (MSc), 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.

This master in Building Services Engineering (MSc) 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 a course to gain a Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the UK.

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Course Content

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.


Teaching and Learning

The staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. Many carry out their research in the fields of solid and fluid mechanics and energy and environment and in collaboration with leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. This means that your education will be at the forefront of scholarship and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge.

Your course will consist of combinations of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory and practical sessions, coursework and group work.

Distance learning students are supplied with a study pack of text books and CD-ROMs.

MSc dissertation projects are normally carried out over four months for full-time students or one year for distance learning students.



Energy Conversion Technologies

This module aims to provide familiarisation with the principles and practice of modern energy conversion technologies, and to consider local energy conversion and utilisation in buildings.

Electrical Services and Lighting Design

This module aims to provide the essential appreciation and understanding of electrical services design in building services applications, with particular reference to safety requirements, and to explain and illustrate the principles of lighting design in building services applications.

Building Heat Transfer and Air Conditioning

This module aims to familiarise the students with principles of heat transfer, to develop the principles of building heat transfer, to examine the dynamic thermal behaviour of buildings, to reinforce and apply the principles of psychrometrics, and to provide an overview of the characteristics of air conditioning systems, design requirements and criteria for system selection.

Acoustics, Fire, Lifts and Drainage

This module aims to introduce the design principles of noise control, fire safety, public health and vertical transportation in buildings.

Building Management and Control Systems

This module aims to provide an appreciation of the theoretical basis of control and communication systems and their application to building services plant, in particular through the use of building management systems.

Design of Fluid Services and Heat Transfer Equipment

This module aims to introduce the principles and concepts underpinning the movement of fluids and the transfer of heat in building service equipment, and to develop and apply principles to typical and practical design problems in building services.

Building Services Design and Management

This module aims to provide experience in the evaluation of building internal environment and the effect of building services design solutions, to introduce the principles and expose students to the practice of engineering services design for buildings, and to develop an understanding of the way in which assets are managed within business.


The dissertation aims for students to complete and report on a soundly executed and constructed programme of investigation, analysis and research containing original work.

Jobs - Careers

The graduates work in building services and construction-related consultancies such as:

  • Hoare Lea
  • Arup
  • BuroHappold
  • Cundall
  • BRE
  • Chapman BDSP
  • Atkins
  • WSP Group
  • Faber Maunsell
  • Hilson Moran

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