Course Brief

AimThis unit develops an understanding of the elements of control systems, AC networks and the skills needed to determine heat energy transfer rates, energy losses and effects of sound and vibration. Unit abstract This unit will develop learners' understanding of the scientific principles and concepts used in a wide range of building services engineering applications and it provides a basis for studying the more specialised building service applications. Learners will explore the fundamental principles of heat transfer, fluid flow, acoustics, electrical networks and controls systems. Learners will investigate the principles that underpin heat transfer modes and transmission through insulated surfaces and will apply these principles in a building services engineering context. Learners will explore the various forms of fluid flow and determine energy losses in fluid flow systems. Learners will also explore the effects of sound and vibration, such as the consequences of sound power generated by elements of building services, and will further develop their understanding of the performance of electrical networks and control systems.

  • BTEC HND IN Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
    Building Services Engineering is the engineering of the internal environment and environmental impact of a building. It essentially brings buildings and structures to life. Building services engineers are responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings. This includes:
    - Water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, access, transport and electricity
    - Safety and security systems such as fire prevention and detection, escape routes, CCTV and alarms.
     Building services engineers also face the challenge of ensuring that buildings are energy efficient to reduce overuse of energy sources and by doing so helping the society reduce the depletion of natural resources and minimize environmental pollution.
    HND graduates in Construction and the Built Enviroment (Building Services Engineering) can progress to the final year of our BSc. (Hons) Engineering Management (Construction) or the extended final year BSc. (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment.