Studyportals placeholder

Building Services Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #314 (QS) Online
The Building Services Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University considers low carbon building design and the integration of renewable energy systems into buildings. 

About

The Building Services Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt University deals with services engineering issues, building the skills required to cope with the challenges in the working environment. As a conversion course, it gives you a good foundation for launching or accelerating, a career as a Building Services Engineer – or technical sustainability consultant.

The Building Services Engineering course is flexible and aimed at graduates with engineering degrees or a background in construction. Courses are taught by experts in their fields, making sure that teaching content reflects cutting-edge knowledge in the industry. Our active Industry Advisory panel also includes senior construction professionals from renowned local and global consultants and contractors.

Career

There is an increasing need for architects, engineers, facilities managers, quantity surveyors and other construction professionals who understand the need to mitigate against future carbon emissions, and to adapt to future climate threats and predictions.

Professionals who understand design lifecycles and who can make appropriate material and design decisions which meet the needs of building users now, but also preserve resources for future generations, are sought in every industry sector. The ability to save money, improve sustainability and lower organizational impact is critical.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design of Low Carbon Buildings 
  • Foundations of Energy 
  • Climate Change, Sustainability, and Adaptation 
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
  • Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings 
  • Building Electrical and Lighting Services 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • January intake (DL only) 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation

Funding

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Wishlist

Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?