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Created On: 20 June 2012 01:37 PM
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 20 June 2012 01:37 PM
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grahamwalsh636

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I am looking for advice in becoming a building services design engineer. I have been working as a building services CAD technician for 5 years for various consultancies and aspire to move into design engineering.

Both the Engineering Council and CIBSE do not accredit HNC courses and it is apparent that BEng is the de facto minuimum qualification for a career in building services design.

Can anyone advise whether building services consultancies would consider a HNC electrical or mechanical engineering qualification as fulfilling the entry level requirements of a design engineer?

Many thanks for any advice.
 20 June 2012 03:19 PM
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Most certainly they would Graham. You probably won't start of as an associate I guess, but employ plenty of junior engineers/intermediate (and a few senior ones) with HNC/HNS quals.

We have also employed designers with C&G quals from a trade background - so you shouldn't find the qualifications a bar. Current economic climate isn't helpful, but a few firms are recruiting for sure.

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