Utilisation of Electrical Energy in Buildings

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus, Off campus


This Unit will enhance your knowledge and skills in relation to electrical engineering in buildings. It is designed to develop knowledge and competence related to the specification of services required for the utilisation of electrical energy in buildings.

The Unit provides candidates with the opportunity to appreciate concepts of heating, lighting, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and to develop the skills necessary to solve design problems on these systems. On completion, candidates should be able to:

Specify the requirements and characteristics of electrical heating systems; Specify the requirements and characteristics of lighting systems; Specify the requirements and characteristics of ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a broad knowledge and understanding of electrical principles and their application in a building services context. You should also have an understanding of the principles and applications of mathematics in an electrical environment. This may be evidenced by the possession of the following Higher National Units: DG54 34 Single Phase A.C. Circuits, DG4H 33 Mathematics for Engineering 1: Electronics and

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

18 weeks



SCQF Level




Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

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