BEng Architectural Engineering

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The BEng Architectural Engineering programme is designed to produce architectural engineers with strong problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of building.

The principles and precision of civil, structural, and building services engineering and the creativity of architecture are combined to give you a well-rounded education with excellent career prospects.

The programme prepares you for working with sound professional judgement in multidisciplinary teams through the study of a range of modules in both the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Architecture.

Upon graduation you will have fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) in the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) in the United Kingdom, and partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Why should I study Architectural Engineering at XJTLU?

    • Graduate from a programme accredited by Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) in the United Kingdom, enabling you to become a world-recognised chartered engineer
    • Gain hands-on experience through site visits, field work, workshops led by industry professionals, lab experiments, and the use of computer analysis software and the latest technologies
    • Explore the form and appearance of buildings, their environmental, social, and economic impact, as well as their design and construction within business and commercial context
    • Learn from international academic staff who will provide you with an outstanding learning experience and opportunities to work on current research projects and papers
    • 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 for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng.

Qualification XJTLU University of Liverpool BEng Architectural Engineering More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

Upon graduation from the BEng Architectural Engineering, you will have:

  • a sound knowledge of architectural studies, building services engineering, construction project management and cost estimation, building information modelling, and the core areas of civil engineering including structures, hydraulics, geotechnics and materials
  • problem-solving skills with the ability to apply a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques in resolving architectural engineering problems
  • practical knowledge of the key aspects of civil engineering and architectural design practices
  • completed a building design and construction project that combines professional elements of both civil engineering and architecture

an understanding of the principles of project management, including allocating project resources effectively and how to apply modern construction practices to real-world situations.



Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as structural engineer, project manager, consulting engineer, Builging Information Modelling (BIM) engineer, cost estimator, and building envelope designer in the construction and consultancy sectors.

The programme also provides a sound basis for further study or a research career in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management and engineering or related fields. Most of our graduates go on to study at the world's top universities in countries such as the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

A project to build cardboard bridges taught us about users’ needs and interests, which will affect how we approach our work as architectural engineers. We came to fully understand, for the first time, that in our future careers what our clients need will be a frequently asked question.

Zhaohui Yang Student, BEng Architectural Engineering, China

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  3. Complete your application

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For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.