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The MSc Civil Engineering programme incorporates all of the contemporary key elements of engineering design in the built environment.

During the programme, you will develop a high level of knowledge and skills in the fields of structural engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering and innovative construction materials.

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. .

Comprising two semesters of taught modules, this programme also includes undertaking a research dissertation during the third semester.

The programme is accredited by the 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.

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Why Study Civil Engineering at XJTLU?

  • Graduate from a programme accredited by one of the world's most powerful professional bodies, the UK Joint Board of Moderators
  • Learn in an international environment with highly engaged staff who are experienced in both academia and industry
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


MSc (Technical)

This degree is accredited 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.

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Knowledge and skills

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

  • independent critical thinking skills, which are key for the development of professional engineering insight
  • a solid understanding of the theoretical aspects of the recent advances in civil engineering fields
  • the ability to work in complex professional environments and find innovative solutions for technical problems.
The MSc in Civil Eng. is structured in such a way to offer the professional expertise needed in the competitive industrial environment as well as the contemporary scientific knowledge based on the research interests of our Academics.
Guobin Gong
Programme director


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.

What we study in this programme is very wide ranging. We have learned about construction materials, soil mechanics, drainage systems and construction management - all of which helps me to improve my knowledge tree and helps me understand which direction I want to take my future career.
Zejia Wang
Student, MSc Civil Engineering


Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as consultant or site manager in the construction industry, as well as similar positions in government, and in water management and infrastructure facilities. Graduates can also find employment as structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, hydraulic and hydrologic engineers, quantity surveyors and quality managers.