BTEC HND 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 Building Services Engineering can progress to the extended final year of our BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment OR the BEng/BSc (Hons) Building Services Engineering (subject to validation/recognition).
Click here for the Building Services Engineering Academic Calender 2010.
Students applying for the BTEC HND in Building Services Engineering must satisfy one of the following requirements.
- 18 years and over and 2 A-levels.
- 18 years and over and Completion of an appropriate Technician Certificate / Diploma from City & Guilds, UTT, COSTAATT, NEC, ABE, or equivalent qualification.
- 18 years and over and relevant work experience.
Persons interested in this programme and who may not hold any of the above qualifications may be interviewed and accepted, even if they are not currently employed in the field.
In order to register, you must provide evidence of your entry qualifications by presenting:
- Original certificates along with 3 copies.
- A detailed Resume and/or Job Letter
If your entry qualifications are satisfactory you are then required to complete the following forms:
- SBCS Registration Form (for registration with SBCS)
- GATE Application and Clearance Forms (for tuition funding – nationals only)
Duration Of Programme
The programme is divided into five (5) semesters and can be completed in two and a half (2 1/2) years.
Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
BTEC HND in Building Engineering Services is 100% GATE funded for Nationals only.
GATE Funding applies to Tuition Fees only.
In order for nationals to apply for GATE, you must bring your original Birth Certificate and National ID or Passport.
If you have previously applied for GATE funding, you must submit your Certificate to prove completion before applying for another GATE FUNDED programme.
NEW Requirement – PROOF OF RESIDENCY
As of September 2009, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE) has requested that all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who wish to access the GATE Programme, must provide proof of residency in Trinidad and Tobago for at least three (3) years prior to submitting an application. Citizens must show evidence in the form of the documents listed below:
- School(s) attended;
- Name and address of employers, where applicable;
- National passport, showing travel information over the period; and
- Documents from the Board of Inland Revenue and/or the National Insurance Board, where applicable.
The BTEC HND Building Engineering Services comprises of sixteen (16) units and two (2) preparatory courses. They are:
- Mathematics/Science review (preparatory course)
- Study Skills, Writing Essays and Creative Thinking (preparatory course)
- Management Principles and Applications
- Analytical Methods
- Design Principles and Applications
- Services Science
- Health, Safety and Welfare
- Air Conditioning A
- Air Conditioning B
- Group Project
- Electrical Installation A
- Electrical Installation B
- Services Project Management
- Plumbing Technology
- Building Fire Protection and Security
- Electricity and Lighting
- Building Management Systems
- Electrical and Electronics Control Principles
This course will be assessed by a combination of assignments and examinations.