BEng Architectural Engineering

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China is witnessing rapid economic transformation alongside unprecedented urbanisation, so architectural engineers will be able to take full advantage of the country's evolution. BEng Architectural Engineering graduates are technical professionals with an international outlook that can meet the industry development requirements of the next century.

This programme is specifically designed to produce architectural engineers with sound knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of building. The principles and precision of civil, structural and building services engineering as well as the creativity of architecture are combined in this unique programme.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Why should I study architectural engineering at XJTLU?

The programme is intended to bring together the creativity of building design and the precision of engineering analysis to give a well-rounded education that includes a rigorous and sound engineering background along with design-studio work. It is designed to:

  • give students an optimal combination of civil engineering and architecture knowledge, exploring the form and appearance of buildings, their environmental, social, and economic impact, as well as their analysis, design and construction considering current business and commercial practices
  • produce graduates with knowledge, problem-solving skills and practical know-how of the key aspects of civil engineering and the creativity and individuality of architecture, who can work in multidisciplinary design practices and provide a link between engineering and architecture professionals
  • utilise the variety of professions within the Department of Civil Engineering to expose students to a multitude of aspects of the construction process and prepare them for work with professional judgement and application in multidisciplinary teams.


BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial)

This degree is accredited as:

  1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.

See for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

Qualification XJTLU BEng Civil Engineering (BEng Architectural Engineering stream) University of Liverpool BEng Architectural Engineering More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

Upon graduation from BEng Architectural Engineering, you will have:

  • gained a sound knowledge and understanding of architectural studies, building services engineering, construction project management and cost estimation, building information modelling and core civil engineering subjects such as structures, hydraulics, geotechnics and materials
  • acquired problem-solving skills and practical knowledge of the key aspects of civil engineering and architectural design practices
  • completed a building design and construction project that combines professional elements of both civil engineering and architecture
  • mastered the principles of project management, allocated project resources effectively and applied modern construction practices
  • applied a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques in resolving architectural engineering problems.


During your studies, you will be introduced to both the theory and practice of design and construction.


BEng Architectural Engineering graduates will have a firm grounding in architectural engineering and will be equipped to take up professional employment in the construction industry and consultancy sectors as well as becoming lifelong learners and globally competitive citizens. The programme also provides a sound basis for further graduate study in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management and engineering or related fields.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

A project to build cardboard bridges taught us about users’ needs and interests, which will affect how we approach our work as architects. We came to fully understand, for the first time, that in our future careers what our clients need will be a frequently asked question.

Zhaohui Yang Student, BEng Architectural Engineering, China

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

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For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.