Beautiful architecture. Solid structure. What else do buildings need? Try living in one without any heating, cooling, electrical power, lighting, water, or drainage. What would it be like to work in a tower without lifts? How would you manage without telephones, an IT system, or an internet connection? All of these systems and many more are designed by building services engineers. They turn buildings from empty shells into spaces fit for people to use.
What could you achieve?
From the very start of a building's design, building services engineers are involved in helping architects and other members of the design team to get the size, shape, and configuration of the building right, as well as determining strategies for designing energy-efficient buildings, making them sustainable in the long term.
Buildings are responsible for a large chunk of carbon emissions, so this work makes a critical contribution to reducing a building's impact on climate change.
Of all the disciplines working in the built environment today, the building services engineer has the broadest reach and the deepest impact, affecting virtually every aspect of building design.
This course provides a broad basis for the technological areas of building services and energy engineering, with particular emphasis on the interaction between the built and natural environments, modern industry, and the analysis of developing technologies.
Why study Building Services Engineering at LSBU?
- Ranked 11th amongst UK competitors for Research Intensity in General Engineering (Complete University Guide 2021).
- Heritage: we have been running courses for the Building Services Engineering industry since 1947.
- Professional accreditation: accredited ed by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute.
- We have one of the best laboratory–workshop complexes in London. Find out more information about our facilities.