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London South Bank University

Building Services Engineering

UCAS Code: K2J9
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112-128

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Building
  • Others in technology
Student score
69% LOW
Not Available
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£22.5k MED
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
112-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

UK buildings are currently responsible for about 50% of the country's total energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Energy conservation and sustainability therefore form an increasingly important theme in our courses, and modules such as energy resources look in further depth at renewable energies

Modules

Year 1: engineering principles; design and practice; engineering mathematics and modelling; mechanical services for buildings. Year 2: advanced engineering mathematics and modelling; design applications; electrical installation, distribution and lighting; energy control and management; project management; thermo fluids, air-conditioning and refrigeration. Year 3: BEng design project; design analysis; energy resources; innovation and enterprise. Plus a choice of one of the following modules: noise and vibration control; power systems and design; energy systems; building acoustics; heat transfer in building services engineering; systems for environmental services and lighting.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University offers professionally focused degrees in the heart of London. Situated 15 minutes from the Thames, it is ideally located for exploring the city. The majority of courses are accredited by professional bodies, and feature opportunities for work experience, which allows students to take advantage of the university’s links with industry.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
72%

Year 1

52%
48%

Year 2

37%
63%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 68%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

68%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

58%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
74% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
222 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £22.5k MED
Graduates who are production managers and directors

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

28%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. 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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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats cover quite a broad subject area, but around half of the graduates we're talking about here studied some kind of audio technology subject. It's not a surprise, then, to find that the most common job for graduates from this subject last year was as a sound technician in film, TV and music. Jobs in IT, as arts officers or musicians, or in business were also popular – these degrees can be quite flexible and give you a lot of opportunities. But it does depend on the particular degree you take, so if you have a course in mind, take a look at the information on the university's website.
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