Course Brief

Unit Abstract

Across the world, people rely on the ability to use electrical devices to facilitate work, education, and entertainment. The provision of sufficient electrical power relies on the design of systems which are suitable to the application, but are also safe and sustainable.

The overall aim of this unit is to support students to develop
an understanding of the principles that underpin the design and installation of electrical systems for complex buildings.
Topics covered in this unit include: electrical distribution systems, cabling, lighting systems, electromagnetic compatibility, applying protective measures, equipment installation, building services automation, building system engineering, statutory regulations, health & safety.

On successful completion of this unit students will be in a position to be able to assist senior colleagues with electrical systems design and installation. In addition, students will have the advanced knowledge and skills to progress on to a higher level of study.

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  • This course is offered in 45 hours.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering - HVAC)
    This programme is ideally suited for facility managers, office managers, building owners and anyone interested in Facilities Management.
     
    Building Services Engineering is the engineering of the internal environment and environmental impact of a building. It essentially brings buildings and structures to life.

     

    The BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)) programme aims to produce building services engineers who are well equipped to enter the industry in areas such as design and build, consultancy and facilities management.

     

    The main aims of the HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering – HVAC) are to:

     

    • Prepare students for a range of technical, professional and management career disciplines in building services engineering by providing specialised studies which are directly relevant to individual occupations and professions in which students are currently working or in which they intend to seek employment.
    • Enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment in the building services engineering sector.
    • Provide students with flexibility, knowledge, skills, understanding and motivation as a basis for progression to graduate and postgraduate studies.
    • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

     

    HNDs are recognized by many higher educational providers as meeting the admission requirements to enter the final year of an undergraduate degree programme.

     

    Graduates of this HND Programme be able to access directly the final year of the University of Greenwich's BSc. (Hons) Engineering Management (Construction) degree at SBCS, Champs Fleurs campus or the University of Greenwich's BSc. (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (Top-Up).