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2017 entry

BSc (Hons) Building Services Engineering Project Management

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time home/EU tuition fee: Not applicable
Full time international tuition fee: Not applicable
Full-time industrial placement year fee: Not applicable
Part-time tuition fee: Not applicable

Course type

BSc (Hons)

UCAS info

Points required: 104

UCAS code:

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Five years part time

About your course

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Building Services Engineering Project Management at Liverpool John Moores University is informed by ongoing research and extensive links with industry and employers, who offer exciting paid placement opportunities.

  • Prepares graduates for Incorporated Engineer registration with the Engineering Council and Associate membership of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • Contact with potential employers through real-life projects
  • Option to undertake a year's paid work experience with a building services engineering contractor
  • Credits for students already holding a building services engineering qualification
  • £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities

Studying at LJMU has been an enjoyable experience. The staff's positive attitude have made it easy to approach them with any problems I have had, allowing me to progress in my career.

Stuart Black, recent graduate

Studying at LJMU has been an enjoyable experience. The staff's positive attitude have made it easy to approach them with any problems I have had, allowing me to progress in my career.

Stuart Black, Level 6 part-time student

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

There is a high level of support for students on this course, particularly if you choose to undertake a work placement. The Built Environment Industry Unit will help you to identify potential employers, both in the UK and overseas (though overseas placements are less common), and will support you during your placement, with occasional visits from a tutor to check on your progress.

The Unit acts as a link between you and a large number of organisations that take part in our annual employers’ day and get involved in employer interest/support groups. Activities like these give you the best possible chance of securing a placement and making useful contacts for your future employment.

Course details

Building services engineering encompasses heating, lighting, power, lifts, air conditioning and other services, each one being a self-contained discipline. Within a project, each of these disciplines will have their own priorities and targets.

​As project manager, you would not only manage and liaise with the various engineering trades involved, you would also work closely with builders, architects, structural engineers, civil engineers, contractors and lawyers to ensure that all of the different technologies merge into one functional, efficient building - and all within the constraints of budget, time and quality.

Today, buildings account for nearly half of the total carbon released into the atmosphere from fossil fuels, so you would be tackling the challenge of climate change by translating design ideas into practical, operational - and low carbon - engineering systems. This is a professional role with great responsibility in high value contractual situations.

​The course will give you the opportunity to develop these high levels of proficiency through challenging theoretical and practical work, including the option to do a year’s paid work experience with a building services engineering consultant or contractor (subject to finding a suitable placement).

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

During level 4, students gain basic knowledge and theory of the building surveying discipline.  They gain an introduction to building surveying in practice, law and construction technology.  They will study key themes around science and materials, design and specification, and get involved in exciting collaborative interdisciplinary activities.   At level 4 students also become skilled in academic and digital literacy.


During level 5, students are exposed the application and integration of key building surveying themes.  In particular, students learn about managing property assets, procurement and contracts, and a more focused legal perspective of property law and construction technology.  Students' progress their practical building surveying skills through learning about pathology and inspection, and get involved in collaborative interdisciplinary activities in an exciting project environment.  Students are also introduced to research methods skills and knowledge.

During level 6, students focus on key concepts around the management and strategic implications of the building surveying discipline.  This includes learning about real estate and asset strategy, learning about professional practice, understanding how to provide productive workplaces, and the implications and management of project lifecycles.  Students will again be involved in collaborative interdisciplinary activities during a level 6 project, as well as completing a final year research project.
Finally, students have the opportunity to participate in an exciting international field visit during their final year of study.

 

Further guidance on modules 


The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.


Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.  

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

​You can expect to spend on average 8-10 hours in the classroom which may be in the form of lectures, tutorials and workshops, combined with your own research using our library and the web. You should spend around 15 hours per week in private study.

 In addition to the excellent facilities and learning resources, you'll get support on both sides of the learning experience, havng dedicated workplace based LJMU trained mentors and from university tutors to provide developmental and pastoral support.

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support

Lecturers contributing to this course include specialist Building Services Engineers with practical experience in the industry, and a range of Built Environment professionals. Local Building Services consultant and contracting engineers provide occasional guest lectures and project supervision.
 

Assessment and feedback

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

​All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, laboratory and technical reports) and oral presentations. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

 

​The end point assessment for this programme is still to be confirmed.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications

104

Application and selection

GCSE and equivalents

  • Applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Average A Level offer: BCC
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

BTEC qualifications

  • BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, minimum of 24 Distinctions and 12 Merits required

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 104 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Additional entry requirement information

​Applicants studying an HND or Foundation Degree in Building Services Engineering will be considered for direct entry into Level 2. A Merit grade overall, or 60% overall would be required respectively.

Will I be interviewed?

Mature and non standard applicants may be invited to attend interview

IELTS

6.0 (minimum 5.5 each component)

Can this course be deferred?

Yes, please contact us to discuss your options

Is a DBS check required?

No

Is RPL accepted on this programme?

Yes

International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Finance/fees

For information on fees and finance please contact: degreeapprenticeships@ljmu.ac.uk

Career prospects

There is a national shortage of well-trained building services engineering professionals, so if you successfully complete the course, you stand an excellent chance of gaining well-paid employment.

The majority of students on this programme are part-time and are already employed in the industry, though all recent full-time graduates have progressed to appropriate employment in the building services industry.

Opportunities exist with small and large national building services engineering consultancies and contractors, and also in the public sector with local authorities and government agencies. 

You could find yourself working as a contracts or project manager within a professional team or in contracting where you would develop consultants' schemes into working practical installations. Other possible roles include facilities managers or representatives for organisations that require engineering work, such as banks, hospitals and police forces.

New for 2017 – CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Professional accreditation / links

​Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)  

International Scholarships

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes

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