Cross-border
ABOUT THIS COURSE
STUDY JOURNEY

What will I learn?

OVERVIEW

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies.

This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

WHY SHOULD I STUDY SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AT XJTLU?

The Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU offers a unique, innovative and multicultural learning environment, which integrates professionally accredited education with modern training practices enhanced by state of the art laboratory facilities and educational platforms. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme has been specifically designed to offer:

  • A multidisciplinary perspective, with modules delivered by the departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, on the application of sustainable practices in civil engineering construction.
  • An integrated and comprehensive degree programme that places great emphasis on sustainable design and development in the civil engineering sector.
  • An advanced level curriculum enhanced by practical applications, specialised domain research seminars and industrial training.

ACCREDITATION

This degree is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

CAREERS

Graduates of the MSc Sustainable Construction programme find excellent opportunities in the environmental construction and management sectors, governmental regulatory agencies, sustainable technology specialists, as well as environmental consultants. Graduates of this programme will be equipped to take up professional employment in the civil engineering industry and become lifelong learners with an appreciation of the value to society of an education in sustainable construction. More specifically, graduates from MSc Sustainable Construction can be employed as green infrastructure engineers, water resources engineers, construction site engineers, environmental consultant engineers and sustainable technology developers.

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme can be used as Further Learning, the final element of the educational base for being a chartered engineer (CEng).

Which department am I in?

Department of Civil Engineering

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
RMB 90,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

111 Ren Ai Road, Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

SUZHOU,

Jiangsu,

215123, China

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry requirements vary depending on the degree programme you choose, with different undergraduate backgrounds. The minimum entry requirements for all masters programmes is a UK upper second class hours (2:1) or equivalent. English language requirements: If you have not studied at degree level in English, you will need to provide evidence of your level of English proficiency. If English is not your first language, but you are following a full-time degree programme delivered wholly in English, you will normally be exempt from the English language requirements. Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. You may be required to attend an interview or take a test to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

For international students

Students must have undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as civil engineering or a related programme or any other equivalent academic qualifications.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES