MCAST Advanced Diploma in Building Services Engineering

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Building Services Engineering

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Building Services Engineering
Course Code CE4-A7-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 1 year full-time and 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC First Diploma in Construction

or

MCAST-BTEC Diploma in Construction

or

MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

or

MCAST Diploma in Building Services Installations (Plumbing or Plumbing and Electrical)

or

MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations

or

MCAST Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)

or

MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

or

MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering

or

4 SEC/O-Level /SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Mathematics

Preferred: Physics

 

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This course enables learners to enter the industry of building services engineering to support in areas such as design, systems’ installation and facilities management. Training is provided in a wide range of building services systems in both Mechanical and Electrical fields. The theme of energy conservation and environmental impact is present throughout.

This enables students to carry out duties at a technical level. Qualified technicians are continuously required in building services design offices and/or installation companies working with new installations and/or existing installations that require upgrading to conform with new legislation.

Study/Course Delivery During the course learners are also given the opportunity to develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working career.
Assessment This MCAST-BTEC programme is sub-divided into a number of units. Each unit may be assessed through various forms of assessment instruments, including project-oriented tasks, technical reports, take-home assignments, practical tasks, portfolios, employer related projects and/or time constrained tests.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Explain responsibilities of employers and employees under current health, safety and welfare legislation

2. Identify main equipment, media and techniques in the production of drawings to detailing building services systems and processes

3. Calculate final quantities from dimensions and descriptions of construction and building services systems

4. Apply scientific principles to provide a comfortable internal environment using natural and building services systems including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning designs.

Core Study Units
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Building Services Engineering Plumbing Technology in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Principles in Building Services Engineering
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design for Construction
  • Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Refrigeration Technology in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Standards and Components in Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Design in Building Services Engineering Measurement Techniques in Construction
  • Project in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment Building Services Control Systems
  • Building Services Science
  • Technical Report Writing
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Services Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Career Opportunities
  • Draughtsperson
  • Tendering and estimating technician
  • Quality assurance technician
  • Design office assistant

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