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Coventry University

Building Services Engineering

UCAS Code: H290

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.

Considered on an individual basis.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

to include Mathematics at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

in an Engineering or Construction subject. If taking Engineering, applicants must achieve Merits in the 'Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems' and 'Further Engineering Mathematics' units. If taking Construction, applicants achieve a Merit in the 'Further Mathematics for Construction' unit.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Building services engineering

To meet the ambitious targets set by Government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades, it is predicted that around 12,000 more low carbon design and construction specialists will be needed each year.

This professionally accredited course aims to equip you with the knowledge, technical and practical skills and techniques required for a successful career as a building services engineer, able to respond to environmental and ethical considerations, while taking into consideration relevant social and economic implications too.

We enjoy a strong portfolio of industry-related research, particularly in the areas of low carbon building technology, sustainable construction materials and engineering education.

You will have the chance to study in our £50m Engineering and Computing building, its environmentally-led design classed as ‘Excellent’ by BREEAM, the world's leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. The building provides a dynamic learning experience: as well as incorporating a range of sustainable technologies, including rainwater harvesting, solar thermal energy and biomass boilers, all the services are exposed so you can study the forces at work on the concrete and steel and see how services wind their way around the building. The main plant room also has a high-level gangway that enables you to look down on the biomass and gas boilers and other equipment.

Our course has developed over the years with input from and in consultation with our network of industry partners and professional organisations, which includes the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, CPWP, WSP Group, Interserve, NG Bailey and Morgan-Sindal. Members of staff from these organisations also contribute with guest lectures and collaborative research projects to ensure you stay abreast of current professional practice.

**Key Course Benefits**
* Meets the full academic requirements for Chartered Building Services Engineer registration.

* Opportunity to spend up to a year on professional placement with past students working as a junior mechanical and electrical engineers, BREEAM assessors or building modelers, for example.

* Opportunity to attend exciting industry visits, which in recent years have included a trip to Eco-Build to view innovative building components and systems, as well as building projects in the UK and Europe (additional costs and application may apply).

* Shared experiences of fellow students in employment and staff, who have professional industrial experience in architectural practice, civil engineering and the construction industry. Members of the course team have worked as senior electrical engineers and senior mechanical engineer in various organisations, including Royal Haskoning DHV, Interserve, Derry Building Services Ltd, Regal Mechanical and Electrical Services Ltd.

* Outstanding track record of student success – including previous winners and runners-up for the CIBSE President’s Award, CIBSE West Midlands ‘Five Counties Prize’, ‘Sustainability and the Environment’ category in the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Midlands Power Network awards and Graduate of the Year Award from the CIBSE and American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

* Extensive cutting-edge facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre, which houses a 20% scale model wind tunnel (designed and built by the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team), composites lab, metrology lab, four-pot shaker rig, flow lab, AVL engine test cell, automotive workshop, fatigue and tensile testing (Instron), a full size Harrier Jet, three further simulators, civil engineering specialist testing equipment, a range of CNC machinery and a laser workshop.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Building services engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
10%
Production managers and directors
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

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