Gain the up-to-date skills and knowledge required for a career in constructing the buildings of tomorrow.
Alternative energy sources are a major consideration in today’s construction industry: look closely at how buildings are constructed to make them more energy-efficient, conserving finite resources like fossil fuels.
This course considers both a building’s structure and the systems that can be installed inside.
Bedford College’s excellent facilities give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with many of the most up-to-date alternative fuel systems, including solar domestic hot water heating systems, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic systems.
Apply Via - UCAS
Course Level - Undergraduate
UCAS Code - KD24
Campus Location - Bedford College
Start Dates - Oct
Duration - 2 Years
Attendance - Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Learn via a mix of classroom, demonstration and practical sessions using lectures, tutorials and discussions to acknowledge and build on your existing stills as you develop new ones
Study areas like building management systems and renewable sources of energy
Develop the skills you need for a range of technical, professional and management careers in building services engineering as well as valuable transferable skills such as problem-solving, analytical and evaluation skills -improving your employability prospects and performance in either your current or future roles
Gain from the opportunity to inspect, operate and get hands-on experience with up-to-date systems
Building Physics And Energy Utilisation (CLD010-1) Compulsory
Fundamental Mathematics And Personal Development (CLD009-1) Compulsory
Heating Cooling And Power (CLD005-1) Compulsory
Introduction To Health Safety And Environment (CLD003-1) Compulsory
Waste Management (CLD007-1) Compulsory
Work Based Learning A Application Of Principles (CLD008-1) Compulsory
Building Science (CLD001-2) Compulsory
Fundamentals Of Building Regulation (CLD003-2) Compulsory
Materials And Carbon Neutral Buildings (CLD011-2) Compulsory
Networking Fundamentals And Internal Environment Control (CLD013-2) Compulsory
Work Based Learning B Research, Practice And Innovation In Building Services (CLD010-2) Compulsory
How will I be assessed?
Assessments take the form of professional reports, in case of Health and Safety it is actual CSCS tests undertaken by students, both operative as well as management, which help in obtaining employment. Latter part of sciences and environmental studies involve time controlled activities, where students undertake investigative work in the morning and prepare the report of findings in the afternoon, this is very similar to the industry practice. Work Based Learning assessment is through a reflective diary and frequent meetings with the unit leader allowing the students to develop their learning progressively. The unit leaders also provide the students with formative feedback, some activities like technology are taught through use of Computer Aided Design allowing students to practice what they have learned through application.
Every year the Course Manager and Link Tutor produce a Year Organiser, this not only lists the key dates for the students to follow, but lists the due dates for the assignments, specialist activities such as trade shows and seminars, as well as industrial visits.
A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.
Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.
As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.
Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.