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BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering – Design Engineer

Course Specs:

Entry Requirements
Please see below.

Fees for the course will be a maximum of £27,000*.

Course duration

5 years

How to apply

Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.

T: 0113 812 4500

There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.

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Building Services Engineering Apprenticeships

This course is based on the existing part-time BEng (Hons) qualification and seeks to reflect the learning outcomes for the programme at level four, five and six respectively. It has been designed to develop the key areas of building services systems design, management of complex projects combined with low-carbon and renewable energy strategies as they relate to the built environment. The Degree Apprenticeship programme is aimed at the Building Services Design Engineer standard published by the Institute of Apprentices. The course has therefore taken account of the expectations required by professionals employed in the field of Building Services Engineering and the wider built environment. The course is also intended to satisfy the requirements of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) providing the requirements to be able to achieve the professional standard of Incorporated Engineer (IEng/partial CEng.), whilst aiming to bridge the disciplines of engineering design, management and the built environment.

What topics does the apprenticeship cover?
  • Building Services Design Principles
  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Systems
  • Building Physics (modelling and analysis)
  • Building Services Science
  • BMS and Controls
  • Intelligent Building Technologies
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Facilities Management and Maintenance
  • Thermofluids
  • Management Practice
  • Low Carbon Systems design
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Electrical Services and Lighting Systems
  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Facilities Management and
How does the degree apprenticeship work?

The courses will take up to five years to complete, combining on-the-job practical training with integrated academic learning. This blended approach is designed to be flexible with a combination of face-to-face teaching, on-line learning and reflective practice and assessment. The experiential learning element of the course focuses on the student’s workplace and specific areas of project work they are undertaking. This is linked to the CIBSE and Engineering Councils Assessment of Professional Competence helping the student work towards the end point assessment for the Degree Apprenticeship, which would enable students to gain accreditation as an Incorporated Engineer. Employers are also expected to engage with this element of study to help the student progress through their training.

Where will study take place?

Students will be required to attend the University on a day release basis.

Information for employers

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  • Meet the unique needs of your business – with Degree Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles, and meet the unique needs of your business.
  • Fill your higher-level skills gaps – higher-level skills are vital to business performance and economic growth. Through degree apprenticeships you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning.
  • Develop existing staff – you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more.
  • Meet the targets of the Engineering Council UK and the ICE, to have most engineering staff with recognised professional qualifications such as Incorporated status.
Plus Icon Employer Requirements
  • Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard been undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involve in the apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role.
  • You will be responsible for recruitment of Degree Apprentices. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website.
  • You will provide paid time off for on campus study.
  • Apprentices require a workplace mentor who will oversee their development and
  • coordinate projects and learning with the University tutor.
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If the annual pay bill of your organisation exceeds £3m you will pay for your apprenticeship training through your levy account. If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of costs. For further information on apprenticeship funding visit the Governments website:
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