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.

Sustainable Construction


The MSc Sustainable Construction programme gives you advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills, and a comprehensive understanding of civil engineering construction.

The Programme provides technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in Sustainable Building Design and Engineering with a particular emphasis on performance, environmental impact, reliability and cost-effectiveness.

The two tracks being offered are (1) Sustainable building engineering and (2) Facade design. The first track encompasses comprehensive building engineering knowledge and competencies required for professionals operating in this area, from building performance, management and construction, to sustainability assessment methods and certifications. The second track focuses on facade design, a highly complex aspect of building engineering and architecture, and the most critical area of design in terms of energy performance and sustainability, as well as one of the most impacting in terms of cost and construction. Graduates of this programme will be equipped to take up professional employment in Sustainable Building Design and Engineering and become lifelong learners with an appreciation of the value of green building to society.

During your studies, you will become more aware of the current and future challenges of sustainability strategies and their integration in civil engineering. You will also optimise prospective solutions using emerging science and technologies.

The programme includes two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, and followed by a research dissertation in the third semester.

For candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree, this programme meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer, as accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators.


Why should I study Sustainable Construction at XJTLU?

  • Learn in an innovative and multicultural environment, which integrates accredited education with modern training, delivered in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Gain a multidisciplinary perspective, with modules delivered by the departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design, Urban Planning and Design, as well as Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Graduate from a programme accredited by one of the world’s most recognised organisations, the Joint Board of Moderators, comprised of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • Study an advanced curriculum enhanced by practical applications, specialised research seminars and industrial training
  • Earn a degree from the University of Liverpool in the UK that is also recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Sustainable Construction, you will have:

  • independent critical thinking skills, which are crucial to engineers’ professional development
  • a solid understanding of the theories and the recent advances in engineering, construction, and sustainability
  • knowledge of the latest sustainability technology and strategies and how to apply them in building designs
  • the ability to work in a professional environment and find innovative solutions to technical problems.

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme offers crucial knowledge and practical training in civil engineering and sustainability, and also promotes sustainable development.

Theofanis Krevaikas

Programme director


The university offers a broad range of activities aiming to enrich master students’ theoretical and experiential learning and professional development. Trainings, workshops and seminars, covering varieties of themes and topics, both generic and subject-specific, are often offered at both university and school/department levels. You may also be provided with opportunities to work as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or intern at XJTLU. Depending on the programme, field trips and company visits may be organized, and invited talks may be given by the industrial experts and professionals. Such activities will not only support you in your programme study, but also develop your personal and professional skills and enhance your overall employability.

This Masters programme is amazing, with the the department providing incredible facilities, excellent professors and research-led teaching in modern sustainable construction. I have had an unforgettable experience, making friends from all around the world. This will really help improve my personal life and professional career.

Janaynna Nayami Decarli

Student, MSc Sustainable Construction


Graduates from this programme are well-prepared for careers in the environmental construction and management sectors, governmental regulatory agencies and environmental consultancies. Our alumni work in positions such as green infrastructure engineer, water resources engineer, construction site engineer, environmental consultant engineer and sustainable technology developer. Some graduates may wish to pursue a PhD degree in the areas that they are passionate about. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme can be used as Further Learning, which is needed for registering as a chartered engineer.

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