People spend the major part of their lives inside buildings which provide them with an environment that is comfortable and commensurate for intended activities. While the weather may fluctuate to the extreme limits of high and low climatic conditions, the building indoor, albeit at the expense of energy, is kept within comfortable thermal, aural and visual conditions. It is estimated that forty per cent of a nation’s energy expenditure takes place in keeping the indoor condition healthy, comfortable, safe and productive.
The relentless pursuit for better lives has not been without the risk of losing bearing. In recent years the detection of global warming trend and the realisation that the fossil fuels, the traditional sources of energy, have been depleting at very fast rates, have posed mankind to the challenge of the era that the civilisation has to consider sustainability issues seriously. Nowadays engineers have been working closely with Architects to design a healthy and comfortable indoor environment and tackle the issues associated with energy usage and its conservation. The challenge of the era entails him/her to be a Building Services Engineer who applies both knowledge and skills to ensure that his/her engineering solutions lead to a sustainable design.
A Building Services Design Engineer will manage a team of engineers and technicians and will collaborate with other construction professionals to design the various services found in buildings and infrastructure projects. The work typically includes systems such as renewable and emerging technologies, energy management, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, water services, building management systems, life-safety systems, communications and building transportation (e.g. lifts). Buildings and infrastructure take on many forms from newly built facilities to the refurbishment of premises for every sector of industry. As building services design engineers they could be working in a design consultancy, a contractor or a manufacturing company.
Building Services Design Engineers will undertake the technical and commercial management of projects which provide engineering design solutions to maintain and enhance the quality of the environment and community. They will ensure that business, client and end user needs are taken into account and work within financial and safety constraints. They will employ current and emerging technology to produce innovative engineering design solutions for development, manufacture and construction.
The level of education provided by the programme is appropriate to those students who will eventually hold senior positions with consultants or contractors engaged in the Building Services Engineering and Energy Management or with technical departments of government and semi- government institutions where building energy management is a major concern.
Building Services Engineering and Energy Management or with technical departments of government and semi- government institutions.
On completion the Apprentice will have fully satisfied the requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer by the relevant professional engineering institution.
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LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September
DURATION: 5 years
FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.
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The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.
Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.
Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.
AWARD: BEng (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Building Services Design Engineer - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: Maximum funding: £27,000
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Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.
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This course is based in the School of Engineering
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