BEng Civil Engineering

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The BEng Civil Engineering programme provides a theoretically comprehensive and industry-oriented learning experience to ensure that you graduate prepared for a successful career in this dynamic field.

Civil engineers contribute significantly to the development of society by planning, designing, constructing and managing infrastructure. The construction of buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, ports, harbours, drainage systems and water treatment plants are all carried out by civil engineers.

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

Why should I study Civil 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
    • Choose to enroll in the optional exchange programme at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom for Year Three of your studies
    • 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 Civil Engineering More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BEng Civil Engineering programme, you will have:

  • completed a civil engineering design project with clearly defined requirements and constraints
  • an understanding of the principles of project management, including allocating project resources effectively
  • the skills to apply modern construction practices in real-world settings
  • the ability to critically apply a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques relevant to the analysis and solution of civil engineering problems.

The Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU has a really supportive and enthusiastic atmosphere. Every day is different and brings something new.

Xinyun Yan Alumna, BEng Civil Engineering (XJTLU), MSc Civil Engineering (UCL), Structural Engineer (Suzhou, China)



Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as structural engineer, project manager, consulting engineer, construction inspector, hydraulic engineer and geotechnical engineer in both the private and public sectors. The programme also offers a strong foundation for further study or a research career with many of our graduates pursuing postgraduate qualifications at some of the world’s top universities.


Entry requirements

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

At XJTLU we give you the responsibility of taking control of your own learning. As a civil engineering student you will learn more effectively by participating in the analysis, design and construction of projects. This is a truly Western-style system within a Chinese context.

Dr Konstantinos Papadikis Head of department, Civil Engineering

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

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