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. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems 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.
This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. All the modules are delivered by international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction.
Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Why should I study Sustainable Construction at XJTLU?
The Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU offers a unique, innovative and multicultural learning environment, which integrates professionally accredited education with modern training practices enhanced by state of the art laboratory facilities and educational platforms. The MSc Sustainable Construction programme has been specifically designed to offer:
- A multidisciplinary perspective, with modules delivered by the departments of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, on the application of sustainable practices in civil engineering construction.
- An integrated and comprehensive degree programme that places great emphasis on sustainable design and development in the civil engineering sector.
- An advanced level curriculum enhanced by practical applications, specialised domain research seminars and industrial training.
This degree is accredited by 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.
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.
- Integration of energy strategies in the design of buildings
- Sustainable urban planning strategies
- Sustainable energy and environment
- Sustainable technology and building materials
- Sustainable drainage systems
- Advanced simulation of sustainable structural systems
- Sustainable engineering with timber
- Environmental engineering and management practice
Additional learning activities
The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. 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.
Graduates of the MSc Sustainable Construction programme find excellent opportunities in the environmental construction and management sectors, governmental regulatory agencies, sustainable technology specialists, as well as environmental consultants. Graduates of this programme will be equipped to take up professional employment in the civil engineering industry and become lifelong learners with an appreciation of the value to society of an education in sustainable construction. More specifically, graduates from MSc Sustainable Construction can be employed as green infrastructure engineers, water resources engineers, construction site engineers, environmental consultant engineers and sustainable technology developers.
The MSc Sustainable Construction programme can be used as Further Learning, the final element of the educational base for being a chartered engineer (CEng).