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CR072
Building Services Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The course encompasses topics such as thermal performance of buildings, human comfort, external climate, air conditioning and ventilation design, heating systems, hot and cold water, electrical power and distribution, and renewable energy systems. It covers the fundamentals of Building Services Design. Students need a firm grounding in the fundamentals of engineering science before they can undertake engineering design. First year is structured to deliver these fundamentals through a range of modules such as Thermofluids, Mechanics, and Electrical Principles. It is essential that engineers can communicate their ideas and designs effectively. These practical skills are developed in the Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork module, and the Computer Aided Design (CAD) module.

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CR072 - Building Services Engineering
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR072 - Building Services Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Graduates also join Mechanical and Electrical Contracting companies. These companies are responsible for the installation, testing, and handover of building services systems. Graduates would typically start as an assistant to a senior site engineer. They learn the project management skills necessary to run a multimillion euro project including planning a project over a year, purchasing of main plant (boilers, pumps, air handling units, transformers etc.) and solving day to day engineering problems associated with installing large piping, ducting and electrical systems, liaising with architects, structural engineers and clients. These engineers can progress quickly to Project Managers responsible for all aspects of the project (financial and technical).



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