Course Brief

Unit Abstract 

The aim of this unit is to develop students’ skills in the mathematical principles and theories that underpin the civil engineering and building services curriculum. Students will be introduced to mathematical methods and statistical techniques in order to analyse and solve problems within a construction engineering context.

Topics included in this unit are: dimensional analysis, arithmetic and geometric progressions wave and vector functions, differential and integral calculus, binomial and normal distribution, sinusoidal waves, and trigonometric and hyperbolic identities, among other topics.

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to employ mathematical methods within a variety of contextualised examples, interpret data using statistical techniques, and use analytical and computational methods to evaluate and solve engineering construction problems. Therefore, they will also gain crucial employability skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, reasoning, and data interpretation.

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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)
    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.