Building Services Engineering MEng
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
5 to 7 years part-time (depending on level of entry)Engineering and Environment
Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus
Image by Zi Qian using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling to prove the successful operation of her detailed natural ventilation design strategy. This model was used to assess the buoyancy driven air flow to validate particularly the height of the atrium and the size of its openings.
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Professional 'Building Services Engineers' design all of the systems that are necessary in a building for occupants to carry out their business. These systems include: - heating, lighting, air conditioning and electrical systems. The work is varied: all kinds of projects are undertaken, from refurbishing historic buildings to installing state-of-the-art systems in high-tech electronics facilities and hospitals. The role is increasingly involved with the provision of sustainable, energy efficient and green buildings within our society. Services have to be carefully designed and installed so that they are unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing, and also work in harmony with the architecture of the building.
The programme is an integrated masters degree of between 5 and 7 years duration depending upon the entry point and is accredited as meeting in full the academic requirement for CEng (Chartered Engineer) by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
Students may join the course either in Year 1 or Year 3, depending upon their qualifications and prior experience (please see the 'Requirements' tab).
This course is intended for students who are employed in the Building Services Engineering profession and wish to achieve a good quality and highly respected academic qualification (Northumbria has been delivering CIBSE accredited degree courses for over 40 years). The course is also applicable to Facility Managers who are being asked to manage increasing complex buildings and systems.
This course is designed to provide a broad education in both Mechanical and Electrical Building Services Engineering (MEP). Each year of the programme has an established theme. Students begin by establishing fundamental vocational engineering skills and knowledge in the first two years. The third year focuses upon the design of systems and years four and five consolidate this with detailed design work and in depth study of renewable and low carbon systems. The final two years explore deeper issues of policy and professional practice required under the list of competencies for Chartered Engineer registration.
The modules studied in each year are shown by clicking on the 'Modules' tab and they indicate the progressive structure of the course as described above. The main features and themes of the course are: - analysis of building thermal performance, low carbon design for buildings and environmental systems, communication and presentation skills, fundamentals of engineering and practical experimentation, design of building and environmental systems, design projects, computational analysis, the use of industry standard software including BIM and extended software application, and management.
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The MEng is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and fulfills the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Note: Students choosing to ‘step off’ the MEng with a BEng(Hons) are deemed by CIBSE to have fulfilled the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
The demand for building services graduates is continuing to rise and is expected to outstrip supply. Graduates are employed throughout the world with consulting engineers, contractors, public authorities, architects and manufacturers.
Students may join the course either in year 1 or year 3, depending on their qualifications and prior experience. Please see the additional notes at the bottom of the ‘Requirements’ tab.
This part time course is delivered on just one day per week making it possible to study on a day release basis.
Please be aware that it is now possible for part time students to apply for tuition fee loans if required.
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