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Sustainable Construction, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
The MSc Sustainable Construction programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University provides students with technologically advanced knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in civil engineering construction.

About

The MSc Sustainable Construction programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 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.

Careers

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.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

UK:

  • Upper second class (2:1) honours

China:

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America:

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme
OTHER REGIONS
  • Equivalent academic qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12960 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    RMB 90,000 for the entire programme.

    If you are a graduate of XJTLU, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

    Living costs for Suzhou

    • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    The total amount of the scholarship for each awardee is 30,000RMB. As it is directly reduced from the tuition fees, awardees of this scholarship only have to pay partial tuition fees when they enrol at the University.

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