Building Services Engineering MSc-Diploma

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements For MSc level entry, students must hold: * A good (minimum 2:1) honours degree in a relevant discipline And/or * Full membership of a relevant professional institution And/or * Equivalent UK/overseas qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis Students admitted onto the Diploma course who perform well may be allowed to transfer to the MSc course
  • Academic title
    Building Services Engineering MSc/Diploma
  • Course description

    The normal study options available on our courses allow complete flexibility, and include full time, part time, attendance-free, and mixed-mode which is a combination of all of the above. All of the teaching materials are presented as a formal attendance-free pack, including advanced remote learning and student-centred learning techniques as appropriate.

    The AE course will be introduced in 2009/10 and, in this first year of presentation, will be available through full time and part time study only. From 2009/10, it will be available by any route. The BSE, BSEM, BSFM and ES courses are being phased out in favour of the AE course, and from 2008/9 onwards will be available only to returning students in the attendance-free route. Foreign students through Approved Learning Partners centres will still be able to enrol on the BSE, BSEM, BSFM and ES courses.

    All of the courses in the Architectural Engineering Programme have a common delivery format. Students have a choice of three qualification levels: M.Sc., Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. For an M.Sc., students study 8 modules then submit a dissertation equivalent to a further 4 modules. For a Diploma, students also study 8 modules. For a Certificate, students study 6 modules.

    All courses run over two semesters. In semester 1 there are 12 teaching weeks and 2 revision/assessment weeks. In the second, there are 12 teaching weeks and four revision/assessment weeks. For each module, students are expected to undertake, on average, 150 student effort hours of study. To ensure compatibility with other institutions and the CAPS scheme, postgraduate modules are 15 credit modules. Therefore, four are provided during each semester so 120 credits are accumulated through study automatically allowing students to qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively, undertaking a 60 credit Dissertation will bring the credit total to 180 and allow students to graduate with an MSc. Most modules are assessed by examination and assignment, but some are assessed by examination only or assignment only. Examinations are held in April or September of each year, and assignments are submitted in December and May of each year, each depending on the module taken.


    The table below shows which modules are possible on this course. Core modules are listed as C, and elective modules as E. Four modules are taken in each semester by full time students: this reduces to a maximum of two for part time or distance learning students. Remember that six modules are required for the PG Certificate, eight modules for the Diploma and M.Sc..

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    -Building acoustics    
    -Construction Technology    
    -Energy Studies    
    -Thermofluids 1    
    -Thermofluids 2

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