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Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€11,435.29/year
1346 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

As concerns over climate change and energy independence grow, the drive towards reducing energy consumption through energy-efficient building is intensifying.

Brunel’s Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy MSc gives graduates interested in environmentally responsible buildings the knowledge and skills to apply renewable and sustainable energy technologies to the design, construction and operations of interior environments.

As with our Building Services Engineering MSc, you'll get a solid grounding in the 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.

On top of this, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of key sustainability issues such as renewable energy technologies, including its generation, storage and economic and environmental impacts, energy-efficient ventilation, and air conditioning.

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.

In an era where sustainable, low-to-zero emission buildings are a goal of the construction industry, demand for job candidates with the skills to design and manage energy-efficient building projects is on the rise. Your Brunel engineering master's will give you these and stand you in good stead for a range of rewarding jobs.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from Greek State Technical Insitute TEI (Ptychio)
6.5
English Level
TOEFL (paper based)
550
or
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
C
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
TOEFL (internet based)
79
or
IELTS
6
or
PTE
59
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa
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Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Mechanical, Building Services or technology subject.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 60% (min 55% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • LanguageCert
  • City & Guilds ESOL, IESOL adn SESOL (no expiry)
  • European Baccalaureate Year 7 (Except English Language 4)
  • Duolingo

Course Content

The course aims to give graduates the technical and managerial training they need to pursue careers in business services engineering, with a focus on sustainable design.

Work for your business services engineering with sustainable energy degree consists of compulsory modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.

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Teaching and Learning

Our 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.

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

Our Building Services Engineering courses have been awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

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Curriculum

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 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.

Renewable Energy Technologies

This module aims to consider principles of the main renewable resources, and to provide a solid and quantitative understanding of renewable energy technologies.

Energy Efficient Ventilation for Buildings

This module aims to consider current regulations on energy efficiency in buildings in relation to natural, hybrid and mechanical ventilation, to provide the essential appreciation and understanding of energy efficient ventilation strategies and systems for buildings, and to explain and illustrate the principles of energy efficient ventilation services applications.

Dissertation

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

Careers

Our graduates work in building services and construction-related consultancies such as Hoare Lea, Arup, BuroHappold, AECOM, Cundall, BRE, ChapmanBDSP, Atkins, WSP Group, Faber Maunsell and Hilson Moran.

Other employers include county councils within their building management and environmental departments, EDF Energy, Skanska, Trend Control Systems and Honeywell Control Systems.

You can also progress to academic research.

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