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The MSc Sustainable Construction programme gives you technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction.

During your studies, you will gain a critical awareness of current and future challenges associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in the civil engineering sector, as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies.

The programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your 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.

Why should I study Sustainable Construction at XJTLU?

  • Learn in an innovative and multicultural environment, which integrates professionally accredited education with modern training practices, delivered in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and educational platforms
  • Gain a multidisciplinary perspective, with modules delivered by the departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning and Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Graduate with a programme focussed on the growth industry of sustainable design and development in the civil engineering sector
  • Study an advanced-level curriculum enhanced by practical applications, specialised research seminars and industrial training
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is 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 key for the development of professional engineering insight
  • a solid understanding of the theoretical aspects of the recent advances in engineering, construction and sustainability fields
  • knowledge of the latest sustainability technology and strategies and how to apply them in building design
  • the ability to work in complex professional environments and find innovative solutions for technical problems.


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. Graduates go on to find employment in positions such as green infrastructure engineer, water resources engineer, construction site engineer, environmental consultant engineer and sustainable technology developer.

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