MSc Civil Engineering

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Overview

The MSc Civil Engineering programme incorporates all of the contemporary key elements of engineering design in the built environment. During their studies, students extend their knowledge and develop a high level of skills in the fields of engineering structures, construction management, geotechnical engineering and innovative construction materials. Students in this programme are educated in the theoretical aspects of the recent advances in those fields, whilst also acquiring a professional approach to the solution of technical problems.

The MSc Civil Engineering programme embraces research-led teaching, where the students are actively engaged by accomplishing technical tasks, either in the form of group work or individual projects. The programme places a great emphasis on independent critical thinking, which is a key feature for the development of professional engineering insight.

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 civil engineering. 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.

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.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

Modules

Our graduates gain highly theoretical and professional specialised knowledge and are able to solve technical problems of great complexity. Within the context of the programme’s modules, the students learn to assess and evaluate technical problems and implement simple yet efficient techniques, adopting a professional approach.

Careers

The MSc Civil Engineering programme provides an advanced level of knowledge, which allows our graduates to obtain employment across the industry. Upon graduation, students are ready to follow a professional career as consultants in the construction industry, managers on construction sites, as well as in public authorities such as water management and infrastructure facilities. More specifically, graduates of this programme can be employed as structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, hydraulic and hydrologic engineers, quantity surveyors and quality managers.

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

Fees

Scholarships

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 1st tier universities: 75 percent or above
  • 2nd tier universities: 80 percent or above

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as civil engineering or a related programme.

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)

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the four- or six-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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