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.


  • This course is offered in 45 hours.