Undergraduate Course

BEng Civil Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Course Options
  • BEng, BEng (Hons), UG:BachelorFull-timeSeptember3 - 4 yearsCNY 88000 year

Notes about fees for this course

88,000 CNY

Course Information

The BEng Civil Engineering programme prepares graduates for a career in civil engineering, as well as giving them quantitative and other transferable skills that may be applied in a wide variety of industries. The programme is uniquely positioned to take advantage of China’s economic transformation and unprecedented urbanisation to educate technical professionals that have an international outlook and that can meet the industrial development requirements of the next century. Students will be introduced to both the theory and practice of design and construction.
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.
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 www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

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.

Modules: Year One
UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Modules: Year Two
In Year Two, you will be introduced to the core subjects that are essential for all civil engineers.
• Design for engineers
• Engineering mathematics
• Introduction to management
• Solids and structures
• Fluid mechanics
• Geology
• Engineering skills
• Surveying
• Introduction to materials.

Modules: Year Three
Year Three will help to develop your knowledge further in order to apply this to practical design and construction projects.
• Construction methods
• Engineering structures
• Reinforced concrete and steelwork
• Numerical methods
• Hydraulics
• Water resources engineering I
• Civil engineering project management
• Basic soil mechanics
• Capstone design I
• Construction materials
• Structural behaviour and modelling.

Modules: Year Four
In the final year, you will undertake an individual project of an investigative nature across two semesters.
• Environmental studies
• Foundation engineering
• Structural dynamics
• Advanced soil mechanics
• Structural steelwork, timber and masonry
• Construction management
• Earthquake engineering
• Capstone design II
• Water resources engineering II
• Final year project.

Career prospects

BEng Civil Engineering graduates are typically employed as graduate trainees within major civil engineering consultancies, contracting organisations or utility companies. Some will use their analytical, communication, management, business and IT skills to pursue a career outside the engineering profession. The programme also provides a sound basis for further graduate study in the field of civil engineering.



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: RMB 88,000 (approximately USD 13,200 )
HONG KONG, MACAO AND TAIWAN STUDENTS: RMB 88,000 (approximately USD 13,200)

All international and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer and pay the deposit by May 1 2017 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount.



The University offers a generous entry scholarships for the 2017/18 intake of non-local students of up to 50 percent off the first year tuition fees. This is based on academic merit and is renewable annually based on your continuing strong academic performance.


The Chinese Ministry of Education and the Jiangsu provincial government also offer generous scholarships.


Progression scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of a student’s overall average marks in the previous academic year.


Students who have studied at XJTLU for more than one year are eligible to apply for a RMB 20,000 ambassador award where successful students receive an internship placement and scholarship.


Students enrolling at XJTLU in the 2017/18 academic year, who choose to transfer to the University of Liverpool on the 2+2 study route, will be offered a discount of 10 percent off the tuition fees of the University of Liverpool.

Entry Requirements For This Course


We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subject areas with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum “B” average in relevant subjects.


Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus two or three SAT subject tests of at least 600-800 in each subject
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.



Students who are non-native English speakers must have satisfactory English language skills to study at the University. Most major English qualifications are accepted, for example:


IELTS 5.5 or IELTS 5.0 if undertaking intensive English pathway in Year One at XJTLU

TOEFL 72 (IBT) or TOEFL 62 if undertaking intensive English pathway in Year One at XJTLU





Course Contact Details


International Student Recruitment and Support


+86 (0)512 8816 1889


+86 512 88161899

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