DT005 Programme Description The programme requires an analytical ability to understand and solve technical problems relating to the building services engineering industry. Mechanical and electrical building services such as heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, fi re protection, water supply, drainage, lighting, power, data communications are installed in buildings to ensure a comfortable and safe internal environment. Examination and other requirements (a) Students take the Institute‚Äôs examinations at the end of each semester. (b) Students also complete assignments and practical laboratory work during the semesters. (c) Work placement in an appropriate environment at the end of second year is available and is encouraged. Career Opportunities The qualifi cation is appropriate to those wishing to enter engineering as a technologist specialising in Building Services Engineering. Building Services Engineers design and install the many mechanical and electrical engineering systems that provide the internal environments in our buildings. Building Services Engineering Technologists complete the detailed designs, prepare the necessary drawings and specifi cations, supervise and project manage the installation of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Graduates have excellent prospects of employment with consulting engineers, contracting fi rms, equipment suppliers and building managers. Recognition by Professional Bodies Those who have successfully completed the programme are expected to have satisfi ed the academic requirements for the Associate Membership grade of Engineers Ireland.