Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Building Services Engineering is an interdisciplinary profession. It involves the specification, design, installation and management of all the engineering services associated with the built environment.

At Brunel, we offer three pathways in Building Services Engineering so you can specialise in the areas that are right for you.

Building Services Engineering MSc is for engineers who seek technical understanding and expertise across all disciplines of building services engineering.

Brunel’s Building Services Engineering MSc course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and the Energy Institute.

The course received the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

You’ll learn through lectures, tutorials and group/seminar work. From May to September you’ll undertake the dissertation.

Our graduates work in building services and construction'related consultancies such as Hoare Lea, WSP Group, Faber Maunsell and Hilson Moran. Other employers include county councils’ building management and environmental departments, EDF Energy, Skanska and Honeywell Control Systems.

You can also progress to academic research.

Course Modules

Modules include: building heat transfer and air conditioning; electrical services and lighting design; acoustics, fire, lifts and drainage; energy conversion technologies; dissertation. Technical modules: building management and control systems; design of fluid services and heat transfer equipment; building services design and management.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Distance Learning
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, appropriate science or technology discipline; other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis; students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas);Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores);BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas).