What are Building Services Engineers?
Building Services Engineers deal with the design, installation and maintence of mechanical and electrical systems within buildings. These sytems include heating, ventilation, air- conditioning, refigeration, energy management, water supply, drainage, fire prevetion, lighting, electrical supply and control. They also deal with renewable energy technologies and determine the energy performance of buildings.
What is the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering Course?
This is a two year certificate course, which prepares students for employment in the engineering sector at technician level.
Site Visits/Design Project
There are regular site visits throughout the course to see building services systems, such as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, being installed in a variety of different building types.The students undertake a project in second year to design the services required for a modern commercial building.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Heating & Water Services||Mechanical Building Services|
|Mechanical Services Drawing||Computer Aided Draughting [2D]|
|Static Systems||Plant Dynamics|
|Fundamental Engineering Maths||Introductory Calculus|
|Construction Technology||Electrical Systems|
|Learning Skills||Heat & Energy|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Hydronic Systems||Air Systems|
|Building Services Management||Electrical Building Services|
|Computer Services Design||Acoustics & Lighting|
|Applied Thermodynamics||Mechanical Services Design|
|Mathematical Methods||Building Services Project|
Leaving Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements for the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Advanced and Equivalent Entry the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering:
Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering job opportunities:
Design and Consulting engineers
Building Services contractors
Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors
Technical Product Development and Sales
Follow on Study for the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering graduates:
Upon completion of WD209 BEng in Building Services Engineering (Level 7) students may transfer into Year 3 of WD004 SEE - BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering (Level 8).
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