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  • This module is targeted at advanced students and building professionals who plan, design or manage building services enegineering systems and who wish to improve their understanding of the integration of green technologies within systems to reduce the life-cycle environmental impact of buildings.
  • Click on this link to access the Course Guide and other general information about the programme. Check out the new induction Guide.
  • The unit provides an introduction to the processes and characteristics that determine the quality of the internal built thermal, acoustic and visual environment.
  • This unit introduces the key components of building heating and cooling systems, and presents sizing methodologies of central plant and techniques for analysing energy consumption and carbon emissions. System configurations and controls are discussed that ensure optimum safe and efficient operation of the plant.
  • This unit introduces the theory and principles necessary for the evaluation of ventilation and cooling loads, the selection and design of ventilating and air conditioning systems. It examines the principles of operation and characteristics of contemporary systems and their associated controls and distribution systems with particular emphasis on energy use and heat recovery. It discusses the effect of system balancing and maintenance on the correct and energy efficient operation of the systems.
  • This unit provides an introduction to the processes and characteristics that determine the quality of the internal built environmental space.
  • Develops an understanding of the behaviour of buildings to inform systems analysis and design. It introduces elements of heating, ventilating and air conditioning and associated systems.
  • The unit covers lighting and electrical power engineering as applied to the design of building services. Electrical power topics focus on low-voltage distribution design, and the associated electrical plant. In the Lighting part of the unit qualitative and quantitative aspects are covered. The design topics are covered at least as far as required to undertake manual calculations and to appreciate what is assumed in the use of proprietary design software packages.
  • This unit considers the appropriate evaluation, selection and application of contemporary heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and their associated control and distribution systems. Selection and design of ducted air systems. Operational Analysis. Commissioning, operation and maintenance procedures and Codes of Practice. Measurement of and balancing of fluid flow systems, performance testing.
  • The unit covers electrical power engineering as applied to the design of systems in buildings. The focus is on low-voltage distribution design, and the associated electrical plant. In particular, this includes the connection of, and the effects of, small-scale embedded generation as might be employed to exploit renewable energy sources. The design topics are covered at least as far as required to undertake manual calculations and to appreciate what is assumed in the use of proprietary design software packages.
  • The unit examines sources and availability of traditional fuels and their environmental impacts, and the need use them efficiently and economically. It explores the thermodynamic and economic analysis of energy supply technologies including power cycles and combined heat and power plant.
  • The unit introduces the principles of thermodynamics, and applies them to the study and design of energy efficient refrigeration systems. Vapour compression, absorption and other novel cycles are analysed and modelled. Practical applications of sustainable refrigeration are investigated through case studies
  • This unit develops analytical techniques for conducting detailed appraisals of embedded energy systems It combines theoretical knowledge of the components that make up energy systems (demand and supply) in buildings with whole system appraisal. The aims and outcomes of the unit will be achieved through problem solving and model development. The value of this unit is that it develops a strong understanding of energy demand and supply problems, and equips the student with confidence to conduct similar feasibilities in future.
  • This unit provides an overview of the organisation of the construction industry, relevant human and financial resource management, strategic management and quality assurance.
  • The unit examines the influences on energy supply systems including the economics of delivery, environmental impacts, energy markets and government policy. The need for secure and affordable supplies often conflicts with environmental and social considerations, and the scope for innovation and change in a particular energy system will depend on a large number of factors which are often difficult to evaluate. By looking at particular market drivers and policy instruments, and the potential to model (national or regional) energy systems, the unit provides a perspective on how new and emerging technologies can fit into the global picture.
  • The unit is a culmination of course where the knowledge and skills gained are applied to a specific investigation, either design or research based. The student should be able to analyse the technical performance, environmental impact and economic feasibility of the project. The results should be in a form comparable to industrial standards, based on current guidelines or regulations.

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The Faculty has for many years been offering an MSc in Building Services Engineering with both full-time and part-time modes of study (see the online prospectus).

In 2007, responding to the needs of Industry, the department introduced a flexible mode of study. The learning outcomes, the methods of assessment and the final award of MSc are identical to those of the full-time and part-time courses, but the mode of study is more flexible. There is no attendance requirement, and the delivery of course content and the provision of student support is via the Internet.

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Information about the MSc Building Services Engineering (Distance Learning) may be found on the main LSBU website, including the fees and how to apply through UKPASS.

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If you have a specific question about the course please contact:

Miss Nicole Auguste
Department of Urban Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road
London SE1 0AA

T: +44 (0)20 7815 7159
augusten@lsbu.ac.uk

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