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

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.
Pow Seng Yap
Programme director


  • Core modules


  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

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.