Building Services Technology

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03 Years - Full Time
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INTRODUCTION

University College of Matara (UCM) offers Higher National Diploma in Building Services Technology at National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Levels 6 with the duration of 3 years. The program of study consists of Foundation course, NVQ levels 5, Six month on the job training (OJT) NVQ Level 6 and three month on the job training (OJT) continuing to the industrial placement.

Like all other engineered products buildings must do what they were designed to do.  They do more than provide shelter from the heat and cold, or from sun wind and rain; they must also provide a safe and healthy environment in which people can live, work and achieve.

Through this course we are aiming to deliver knowledge on applications of scientific principles to design the buildings we need and to do so they focus on aspects of buildings such as: safety, comfortability, efficiency and habitably etc.

NVQ Level 6 Higher National Diploma in Building Services Technology

Foundation Course

  • DM 01 – Occupational Health and Safety
  • DM 02 – Basic Engineering Drawings
  • DM 03 – Basic Workshop Practices
  • DM 05 – Basic Plumbing (UPVC) & GI Practices
  • DM 08 – Basic Refrigeration & Air conditioning Practices
  • DM 10 – Basic Electronic Practices
  • Mathematics for Technology (Optional)
  • Physics for Technology (Optional)

Semester I

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C004M01 – Basic Electrical Technology • Design simple electrical installations.
• Specify the cables and methods used in the distribution of electricity.
• Apply legislation and standards to the design of electrical installations.
• Use appropriate equipment in electrical information.
F45C004M02 – Basic Electronics • Understand the characteristics and operation of basic electronic components.
• Understand the basic f logic gates and their applications.
• Design simple electrical circuits.
• Apply testing procedures for semiconductor devices and circuits.
F45C004M03 – Mathematics – 1 • Solve simple quadratic equation.
• Perform unit conversion.
• Perform calculation in trigonometry.
• Solve fractional equation.
• Draw, analyse and interpret chart and graphs.
• Carry out decibel calculation.
F45C004M04 – Engineering Physics • Demonstrate Knowledge of measurements, units and dimensions, vectors and motion in two dimensions.
• Demonstrate Knowledge of various type linear and circular motion and gravity and gravitational motion.
• Demonstrate Knowledge of energy and momentum and moment of inertia and angular momentum.
• Demonstrate Knowledge of pressure, fluid pressure and fluid Dynamics.
• Demonstrate Knowledge of mechanical waves and wave motion.
• Demonstrate Knowledge of heat and lows of thermodynamics.
F45C004M05 – Engineering Drawings – 1 • Read and interpret drawings of building services
• Draw sketches and simple drawings related to building services
• Prepare working sketches as per the given drawings
F45C004M06 – Information Technology for Building Services • Explain the use of information Technology in Building Services Technology Applications.
• Apply basic office and industrial software packages for Building Services Technology.
EMTM01 – Work place Information Management • Explain the importance of ICT Tools in promoting the productivity of the organization.
• Describe the purpose if establishing ICT Tools and strategies in enhancing the performance at workplace.
• Apply information skills to enhance the productivity of the organization.

Semester II

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C004M07 – Plumbing System • Identification of appropriate piping material and accessories for different plumbing applications.
• Fabrication of plumbing structures using suitable joinery techniques and accessories.
• Leak detection and plumbing repair work.
• Pressure testing techniques.
F45C004M08 – Management Practice • Demonstrate the principles of contract administration.
• Gain knowledge and understanding of Condominium Management law.
• Demonstrate Risk assessment and mitigation skills.
• Apply facilities management principles.
F45C004M09 – Occupational Health & Safety Procedures & Services • Follow safe working practices
• Report workplace hazard and accident to relevant authorities
• Follow emergence procedures
F45C004M10 – Ancillary Services • Demonstrate the knowledge in security (CCTV, Access control) systems of buildings.
• Demonstrate the knowledge in Communication (SMATV, PBX) systems
• Demonstrate the knowledge in Earthling and Lighting protection Systems
EMTM02 – Work Place Communication Management • Identify the essential components of an efficient communication systems.
• Identify the over comes barriers to effective communication.
• Use all channels of communication equally well.
• Use common computer application to collect, analysis and maintain essential data and informed required to perform and enhance day to day activities of the organization.
• Contributes to the overall growth and productivity
• Describe the purpose if establishing ICT Tools and strategies in enhancing the performance at workplace.
• Apply information skills to enhance the productivity of the organization.
EMTM03 – Planning & Scheduling Work at Work Place • Prepare a work schedule for a given situation.
• Determine work priorities as per predetermined criteria such as goals, targets and organizational requirements.
• Develop a plan (process) to complete work to done in a given situation.
• Assess Competencies of individual workers before assigning work.

On the Job Training (OJT) - 06 Months

On the job period planned to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge in to practical knowledge in the industry during six months in building services field such as well functional hotels, hospitals, building complexes (commercial, public) and under construction buildings especially in service installation stage etc.

This OJT period going under the inspection of National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA).

Semester III

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C004M11 – Energy Management • Discuss relationship between energy and environment.
• Analyse, evaluate and plan energy management.
• Plan, modify, implement and manage energy contract solutions.
F45C004M12 – Building Automation System • Understand the management and control requirements of Buildings
• Understand the control functions of BMS Hardware
• Be Unable to Understand the components of BMS Installations
• Be able to use BMS Reports and data to optimize the performance of BMS Installations.
F45C004M13 – Mathematics-2 • Perform drawing on straight line and parabola.
• Perform exponential & logarithmic expression.
• Perform differentiation and integration for various functions.
• Express the knowledge on trigonometrically expressions.
F45C004M14 – Fire Systems • Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, fire prevention, firefighting strategy, and tactics.
• Identify the indicators of potential structural frailer as they relate to fire fighter safety.
• Study about the fire regulations and standards.
F45C004M15 – Vertical transportation • Describe various types of elevators, escalators, automated parking systems (mechanize) and different types of exterior cleaning equipment (gondola) and their applications.
• Identify functions and features.
• Identify elevators management system. (EMS)
• Describe preventive maintenance of elevators and escalators.
F45C004M16 – HAVC System • Establish a correct ventilation, heating and air conditioning requirements for buildings.
• Understand the operational characteristics of ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
• Design ventilation, hating and simple single zone air conditioning installations.
• Size, select and specify ventilation and air conditioning systems for buildings.
F45C004M17 – Quantity Surveying • Pick up the various estimating techniques.
• Build up estimates and compile the tender ready for submission.
EMTM04 – Problem Solving and Decision Making

Semester IV

Module

Learning Outcomes

F45C004M18 – Waste Water Management • Identify waste, segregation and recycling methods.
• Discuss the basic principles involved for fluids in motion.
• Identify the various sampling procedure and the methods used to obtain the sample for the physical test of waste water.
• Describe the operation and maintenance of waste water.
F45C004M19 – Engineering Drawings-2 • Identify waste, segregation and recycling methods.
• Discuss the basic principles involved for fluids in motion.
• Identify the various sampling procedure and the methods used to obtain the sample for the physical test of waste water.
• Describe the operation and maintenance of waste water.
F45C004M20 – Mechanics of machine • Explain the mechanics principles and techniques relevant to machinery.
• Select mechanics principles and techniques relevant for analysing dynamics of machinery and machine components.
• Apply mechanics principles and techniques relevant to machinery for analysing dynamics.
F45C004M21 – Projects • Specify a project, agree procedure and choose a solution
• Plan and monitor a project.
• Implement a project plan within agreed procedures
• Present the project outcomes.
F45C004M22 – Compressed Air System (Elective). • Demonstrate knowledge of Basic Compressed air theory and calculations.
• Identify Types of Compressors and compressed air system components.
• Identify Basic Trouble shooting, Noise reduction methods and environmental standards.
F45C004M23 – Boiler and Hot water System (Elective). • Acquire theoretical knowledge on boilers and hot water systems.
• Demonstrate the knowledge on boiler operation, control and maintenance.
• Practice equipment and personal safety procedures.
EMTM05 – Team work and leadership • Define objectives and functions of teams to develop team plans towards achieving corporate goals of the organization
• Identify the important aspects of motivating individuals/teams and enhancing co-operation and commitment
• Demonstrate and understanding of analysing ideas and information through discussion and making informed decision.
• Manage and develop team performance by applying appropriate techniques and methods.
• Apply understanding of roles of team leadership and membership to build trust and confidence.
• Encourage members in the team to take initiative and make innovations
EMTM06 – Creating maintaining learning culture at work place • Inform management about training requirements of workers.
• Arrange/Conduct training programmers.
• Demonstrate the use of new equipment and methods.

On the Job Training (OJT) - 03 Months

On the job period planned to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge in to practical knowledge in the industry will continuing to the industrial job placement with three months OJT period in building services field such as well functional hotels, hospitals, building complexes (commercial, public) and under construction buildings especially in service installation stage etc.

Job Opportunity

University College opens avenues for employment for supervisory and middle level managerial positions in the industry and UCM offers NVQ Level 6 Higher National Diploma in Building Services Technology (HND in BST). After successfully completing the course students can enter to the industry as Assistant Engineers, Managers, Government/ Private school teachers (for the vacancies called for NVQ Level 5 or 6 qualifications), instructors, Maintenance Officers and Technical Officers etc.

With the experience and performance they can promote to the top level of the management hierarchy. And also they can continue their higher studies aiming towards the relevant Bachelor of Technology Degree (B.Tec) programs (NVQ Level 7) conducting at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC).

Entry Qualifications :

G.C.E. (A/L)

Pass in Mathematics, Engineering Technology streams.

OR

NVQ Level 04 Qualification Levels in

• Aluminum Fabricator
• Building Service Technician
• Construction Site Supervisor
• Draughtsman
• Elevator Technician
• Mechanic
• Multi Skilled Construction Craftsmen
• Refrigeration and Air conditioning

Age Limit : Below 29 Years