BEng (Hons)

Building Services & Sustainable Engineering

Building Services Design Engineer - Level 6
5 years
September 2024

Our Building Services and Sustainable Engineering Degree Apprenticeship looks at the comfort and safety of people inside buildings, plus energy use and conservation. Learn how to design, install and maintain the services in a building.

Why study with us

  • Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, our £35m Engineering Innovation Centre provides an integrated space for teaching, research and work on live, real-world projects with commercial partners. 
  • Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • Learn how to use your knowledge of fundamental engineering principles, such as mechanics, materials, and computer-aided design, to analyse and design buildings that promote healthy, comfortable, safe, productive and sustainable indoor conditions.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

You’ll grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with to offer a Degree Apprenticeship.

Who is this course for?

We are looking for able and motivated, high-calibre students from within UK or overseas. This course will equip you with a thorough understanding of building services design and engineering principles and practices.

Building Services Design Engineers manage a team of engineers and technicians, collaborating with other construction professionals to design the various services found in buildings and infrastructure projects.

You will explore 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, eg lifts in the context of new builds and refurbishment.

You’ll consider business, client and end user needs while working within financial and safety constraints. And you’ll employ current and emerging technologies to produce innovative solutions for development, manufacture and construction.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop the knowledge and understanding needed to maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology in sustainable building services design, construction, control and operations.
  • The course and its hands-on experience provide a base for future progression to Chartered Engineer status.
  • You’ll be tutored by world-class academics with both industry and research experience.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC

Professional qualifications

On completion, you will have fully satisfied the requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer by the relevant professional engineering institution. 

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

    We offer a range of support and services to help all apprentices, but you may need a little extra assistance if you have been in Local Authority care and don’t have support from your parents. Find out more about our Care Leaver Bursary for our Degree Apprentice students.

    Find out more about Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

Information for employers

An apprentice is employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards and your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to either succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits to the employer

  • The programme is a great way to address skills and knowledge gaps in your workforce, retain and attract staff who want opportunities for professional development through a high-quality degree.
  • Recruit from our pool of bright students with the core skills, knowledge and work-readiness to help contribute to your business.
  • If your payroll is under £3m, you don’t need to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. However, you can get funding towards the cost of training and assessment of apprentices. You only pay 5% - the government will co-fund the other 95% (up to the funding band maximum).

This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page