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Course Level:Undergraduate
Next Start Date: October 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Campus Location: Bedford College
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
UCAS Code:KD24

About the course

Conserving finite resources like fossil fuels and using alternative energy sources are major considerations in today’s construction industry. On this course, you gain the skills and knowledge you need to be able to incorporate sustainability into the buildings of tomorrow.

Today, buildings are constructed to make them as energy efficient as possible so, to follow a career in the industry, you must know how to give full consideration to the need for energy conservation, sustainability and environmental protection. On this course, you develop your understanding of environmental issues while learning the technologies available to embed sustainability into a building’s design, structure and internal systems, in line with European and UK government legislation.

Areas of study may include use of energy; heating cooling and power; waste management; materials and carbon-neutral buildings; internal environment control; and health safety.

Why choose this course?

  • Study via a mix of classroom, demonstration and practical sessions, using lectures, tutorials and discussions to build on your existing stills as you develop new ones
  • Gain from the opportunity to inspect, operate and get hands-on experience of the most up-to-date alternative fuel systems including solar domestic hot water heating systems, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic systems
  • Learn the skills you need for a range of technical, professional and management careers in building services engineering
  • Develop valuable transferable skills such as problem-solving, analysis and evaluation, improving your employability and performance in your current or future roles
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We support you every step of the way

We offer a Merit Scholarship, worth £2,400* over 3 academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 112 UCAS tariff points or more for UK and EU applicants.

We also offer a range of financial support for those of you applying from outside of the UK and EU.


Units

  • 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

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.

Reasons to study in the School of Computer Science and Technology

  • Specialist computing suites in our £40m STEM building
  • Our computing courses are BCS and IET accredited
  • Dedicated engineering environments & equipment in our new STEM building
  • Our Engineering courses are IET accredited

Entry Requirements

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.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


The course will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge to function within important roles specialising in energy conservation, microgeneration, environment and sustainability.

Technologists with this qualification already enjoy rewarding, progressive and worthwhile careers.

For full-time students, the units of work-based learning open-up opportunities and progression routes for careers and further study in construction areas, which are considered to be in high demand and are well-respected.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

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.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


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.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student