Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Low Energy Building Services Engineering

This programme is aimed at graduates of building services engineering and other science and engineering disciplines who wish to extend their technical expertise in the field of building services engineering. With energy consumption within the design and operation of buildings becoming an ever increasingly important factor this programme is designed to combine building services engineering knowledge with specific energy considerations in their design. Areas studied include low energy building design, designing for suitable indoor air quality and thermal comfort, state-of-the-art control systems, and the design of building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or a discipline related to building services engineering. Other qualifications supplemented with relevant industrial experience will also be considered. International students require English language score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules; thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow; thermal comfort and indoor air quality; building thermal loads and systems; building energy supply systems; building control and commissioning; concept design; low carbon building design; advanced thermal modelling; research project; research methods in building performance.

Assessment methods

Concept design and postgraduate research project: 100 per cent coursework; advanced thermal modelling and low carbon building design: 50 per cent examination and 50 per cent coursework; all other modules: 70 per cent examination and 30 per cent coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time block-release September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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