BEng Civil Engineering

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Civil engineers contribute significantly to the development of society by planning, designing, constructing and managing infrastructure. The construction of buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, ports, harbours, drainage systems, and water treatment plants are all carried out by civil engineers. The BEng Civil Engineering programme at XJTLU provides a theoretically comprehensive and industry-oriented learning experience.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will 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 Civil Engineering at XJTLU?

  • The programme is accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), UK which will enable you to become a chartered engineer recognised worldwide.
  • The opportunity to enroll in the exchange programme at the University of Leeds, UK for Year Three of your studies.
  • Most of our graduates go on to further studies at the world’s top universities in countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Netherlands.
  • Highly dedicated international academic staff will provide you with a better learning experience and full support throughout your academic career at XJTLU.
  • Modules incorporate active learning activities such as site visits, field work, lab experiments, computer analysis, and use of in-class technology enhanced learning methods.
  • The opportunity to work with academic staff on current research projects as research support students and potentially contribute to research publications.


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 University of Liverpool BEng Civil Engineering More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BEng Civil Engineering programme, you will:

  • be able to undertake a civil engineering design project (given clearly defined requirements and constraints)
  • understand the principles of project management and be able to allocate project resources effectively
  • understand and be able to apply modern construction practices
  • be able to critically apply a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques relevant to the analysis and solution of civil engineering problems

The Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU has a really supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere. Every day is different and brings something new.

Xinyun Yan Alumna, BEng Civil Engineering (XJTLU), MSc Civil Engineering (UCL), Structural Engineer (Suzhou, China)



The completion of the degree at XJTLU will allow you to select from a wide range of career paths either as a graduate civil engineer or a postgraduate student. Most of our graduates go on to further their studies at the world’s top universities or are offered high-profile employment opportunities in private and governmental sectors. Civil engineers mainly work as structural engineers, project managers, consulting engineers, construction inspectors, hydraulic engineers, geotechnical engineers and researchers.


Entry requirements

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

At XJTLU we give you the responsibility of taking control of your own learning. As a civil engineering student you will learn more effectively by participating in the analysis, design and construction of projects. This is a truly Western-style system within a Chinese context.

Dr Konstantinos Papadikis Head of department, Civil Engineering

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  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.