Higher National Certificate HNC Building Services Engineering DMU

Students achieving this course will be awarded a Certificate in HE in Building Services Engineering awarded by De Montfort University. The programme will provide you with a range of teaching and learning experiences to build on your existing skills and motivation so that you can contribute to a changing society, particularly within the field of building services engineering. With a focus on personal, as well as professional development, our programme will engage you in rethinking building services engineering so that you can develop into an effective agent of change. The design and management processes of building services engineering will be at the centre of what we believe, teach and research. As you progress throughout the programme, you will become a competent and confident individual that can develop your personal and professional skills throughout the building services engineering sector. In future careers, to also be influential in developing practice, provision, and policy, being resilient and self-assured is key here. Experienced tutors on the programme come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and are understanding the demands of study, work, and family life.
Learner:Higher Education Full-Time
Duration:1 Year(s)
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Being knowledgeable of the developmental, well-being and learning the needs of the client will be a common theme on the programme, you will develop an understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary to enable you to meet those needs and discover how you can respond in creative, reflective, and analytical ways to issues relating to building services engineering. Being mindful, of course, of the need to adopt a resourceful and reflective approach. As well as learning about design, practice, and provision within the field of building services engineering at home we want our graduates to be outward looking with an awareness of global issues that relate to the field of building services engineering such as global warming and energy efficiency. You will become more confident to meet the challenges of a changing society especially within technological advances, competent as researchers in gathering data, and analysing it to evaluate and plan for change. Our graduates are our leaders in building services engineering who can, as professionals, demonstrate a real commitment to the ever- changing environment, managing change and leading others effectively to make a positive impact on the built environment sector. Modules are timetabled on a semester basis. Students will be expected to study two modules in semester 1, from September to January, followed by another two modules in semester 2, from February to June. This pattern of study will be repeated in year 2 with semesters 1 and 2. There are 5 mandatory modules and 2 optional modules depending on which pathway you are on. Mechanical Students will study air conditioning & ventilation in buildings and heating of buildings. Electrical students will study electrical principles and alternative energy.
• Individual project (feasibility study)
• Mechanical services in buildings
• Mathematics in the built environment
• Scientific principles
• Construction information and technology Optional Units
• Air

Detailed module information can be found on the course Attain page, each module will also contain recommended reading lists. An overview of each module is provided below: 1. Individual Project (Feasibility Study) The module will introduce students to the skills necessary to successfully complete an Individual project to a high standard. This the module will cover: understanding the research of others, literature reviews, research planning, research methods and report writing. These skills will then be used to develop initial designs and costings for a multi-storey commercial building. 2. Mechanical Services in Buildings The building services sector covers a wide variety of services this module will look at drainage, fire systems and transportation systems within a non-domestic building To include design systems for sanitation, fire suppression and transport that help buildings work better and safer for occupants, owners and the environment. 3. Mathematics in the Built Environment Students will also be able to perform the calculations necessary to establish anticipated performance of buildings. Students will be able to employ mathematical methods within a variety of contextualised examples; use analytical and computational methods to evaluate and solve engineering construction, civil engineering and building services problems; interpret data using statistical techniques and apply calculus techniques. 4. Scientific Principles This module introduces scientific principles and a basic knowledge of the specialised building services application. The module has been designed to enable student studying building services engineering programmes to analyse, apply, investigate and evaluate scientific principles. Students will examine the fundamental principles of heat transfer, fluid flow, acoustics electrical networks and control systems. 5. Construction Information & Technology In this module students will develop their awareness of different types o

What do I need?

• Learners must be aged 18 years on or before 31st August of the academic year that the programme commences.
• A minimum of 96 UCAS points.
• GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above, equivalent Level 2 qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills.
• IELTS 5.5; Reading and writing must be at 5.5
• Examples of relevant Level 3 qualifications include: Two A Level passes or one A Level pass plus AS Level passes in appropriate subjects or BTEC National Diploma or Extended Diploma BTEC National Certificate or a Level 3 Diploma or equivalent such as NVQ, GNVQ in a related subject.
• An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
• Related work experience
• An international equivalent of the above.

Where can I progress next?

A Level 4 qualification can lead you to design project engineer and other technical roles within the building services industry. Also some management positions leading to study for the Level 5 Certificate. Carry on to study the degree in building services engineering you will be able to progress onto post graduate or masters level study. Any further study depends on your degree classification to establish your point of entry. De Montfort University offer a range of post graduate programmes including an MSc in Energy & Sustainable Building Design, there will be opportunities to discuss progression from your programme with the University’s Link Tutor.

Higher National Certificate HNC Building Services Engineering DMU
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Higher National Certificate HNC Building Services Engineering DMU
Bournville Campus (Longbridge)
Start date:
16 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
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