Brunel University
Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy MSc
Brunel University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

As concerns over climate change and energy independence grow, the drive towards reducing energy consumption through energy-efficient building is intensifying.

Brunel’s Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy MSc gives graduates interested in environmentally responsible buildings the knowledge and skills to apply renewable and sustainable energy technologies to the design, construction and operations of interior environments.

As with our Building Services Engineering MSc, you'll get a solid grounding in the core subjects of heat transfer, energy conversion, acoustics, electrical services and lighting design as well as in the practicalities of building management, fire and smoke control, waste disposal and lifts and escalators.

On top of this, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of key sustainability issues such as renewable energy technologies, including its generation, storage and economic and environmental impacts, energy-efficient ventilation, and air conditioning.

We offer two study options. You can choose one-year full-time or three years via our distance learning programme.

This degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and the Energy Institute (EI). This means your degree will put you on course to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the UK.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have use of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and 24-hour access to industry standard specialist software for engineering design at dedicated computer clusters on campus, so you’ll have the opportunity and equipment to explore ideas and tackle problems.

In an era where sustainable, low-to-zero emission buildings are a goal of the construction industry, demand for job candidates with the skills to design and manage energy-efficient building projects is on the rise. Your Brunel engineering master's will give you these and stand you in good stead for a range of rewarding jobs.

Modules are assessed by combinations of formal examination and written assignments. Examinations are normally sat in May or June. Successful completion of the taught modules allows you to proceed to the dissertation stage. To qualify for the award of the MSc degree, you must submit a satisfactory dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Law
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees Science, Technology and IT
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Science, Technology and IT
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A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, appropriate science or technology subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.

Costs

Tuition Fees Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy MSc

Channel Islands £9650 year 1
England UK £9650 year 1
Northern Ireland £9650 year 1
Scotland £9650 year 1
Wales £9650 year 1
International £19855 year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on any additional course-related costs visit brunel.ac.uk/study/admissions/additional-costs.

When they are confirmed, EU fees will be published on the Brunel website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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What students say about studying Building Services Engineering in the UK?

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Kingston Lane
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