Course Brief

AimThis unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop the understanding and skills required to design and specify electrical protection and transportation installations.Unit abstractThis unit focuses on the principles that underpin the design and specification of electrical protection and transportation installations for non-domestic buildings. Learners will investigate the selection and specification of overcurrent protection devices and explore the design and specification of lightning protection, standby power supplies, fire/smoke detection and alarm systems, and transportation installations. Learners will apply the associated legislation, standards and design guides for electricity, fire and public safety. Learners will also have the opportunity to establish strategies, produce design drawings and perform the calculations needed to size, select and specify the various items of plant and equipment required for electrical protection and transportation installations.

  • This course is offered in 48 hours
  • 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.