The course is based in what was formerly the National College for Heating Ventilation and Refrigeration Engineering and the Centre for Energy Studies, and maintains extremely strong links with all areas of the associated industries. Many of the leaders in energy and building services engineering fields are former LSBU students and lend much support in guidance and industrial collaboration, placement and employment.
The course provides a practitioner perspective with which we analyse building energy requirements in terms of the external environment and internal space, and the effect on energy resources. We consider the principles and analyse associated building engineering systems to understand control, simulation and modelling techniques. As well as the core engineering skills, appropriate areas of management and research methods are studied to provide a balance foundation for the specialist units. The MSc dissertation provides an opportunity to develop further research skills by application to problems that require in-depth and innovative thinking.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Applicants for this course must also meet the following additional entry requirements.
You will have an undergraduate degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering, or other relevant engineering disciplines, and be seeking to develop specialised skills in building services engineering in order to enter this industry.
This course aims to provide a broad basis of advanced understanding in the technological areas of building services and energy engineering, with particular emphasis on those areas that are relevant to the interaction between the built and natural environments, modern industry, and the analysis of developing technologies.
An indicative list of topics covered on this course are:
Thermal environment, acoustics and lighting
Heating and energy in buildings
Energy resource and use analysis
Ventilation and air conditioning
Energy engineering project
Employment prospects are excellent as in the UK, Europe and worldwide the demand for building services engineers continues to outstrip supply. Successful students enter various roles including building services design, management of construction projects, and operation of complex installations.
This course is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as further learning to meet the academic requirements of becoming a Chartered Engineer (with a suitable first degree).
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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