Beautiful architecture. Solid structure. What else do buildings need? Try living in one without any heating, cooling, electrical power, lighting, water or drainage. What would it be like to work in a tower without lifts? How would you manage without telephones, an IT system or an internet connection? All of these systems and many more are designed by building services engineers. They turn buildings from empty shells into spaces fit for people to use through the Building Services Engineering programme from London South Bank University.
From the very start of the building design, building services engineers are involved helping architects and other members of the design team to get the size, shape and configuration of the building right. They determine strategies for designing energy efficient buildings, making them sustainable in the long term.
Buildings are responsible for a large chunk of carbon emissions, so this work makes a critical contribution to reducing a building's impact on climate change.
Of all the disciplines working in the built environment today, the building services engineer has the broadest reach and the deepest impact, affecting virtually every aspect of building design.
CIBSE, Engineering Council, Energy Institute
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Thermal environment, acoustics and lighting
- Heating and energy in buildings
- Energy resource and use analysis
- Electrical power
- Sustainable refrigeration
- Ventilation and air conditioning
- Energy engineering project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesCivil Engineering & Construction General Engineering & Technology View 549 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- A BEng (Hons) degree in an appropriate discipline. Normally upper second class would be considered a minimum, but lower class may be acceptable depending on experience.
- Cognate degrees in appropriate disciplines (e.g. physics, chemistry or mathematics) will be accepted provided the candidate demonstrates some knowledge of building services engineering.
- Other qualifications may be accepted depending on age and experience. This category would normally be reserved for mature candidates who have had several years experience in the building services industry.
International14470 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14470 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9590 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9590 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- EU/EEA: £4262
- NON-EU/EEA: £6431
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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