BEng Architectural Engineering

General

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Program Description

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, fieldwork, 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 the 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.

Accreditation

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

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

  • 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.

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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.

Year Two

You will take fundamental modules that are essential for all civil and architectural engineers and for higher-level studies: mathematics, basic structures, materials, fluids, surveying, and management. In addition, three modules from the Department of Architecture are integrated to introduce students to the basics of architectural design.

Year Three

Year three will enhance your knowledge of building design and construction projects. You will be offered modules related to structural analysis and design, construction materials and methods, soil mechanics, and project management. In addition, aspects of buildings that are specific to architectural engineers will be taught: building topology and building services engineering.

Year Four

In the final year, you will learn more about advanced analysis and design related theory together with real-world practical examples. You will be offered modules related to structural design on steel, timber and masonry, foundations, earthquakes, and construction management. The capstone design project will guide you to design a large scale structure. More subjects related to architectural engineering will be introduced, such as cost control and estimation, and building information modelling (BIM). In addition, you will undertake an individual research project of an investigative nature across two semesters of year four.

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as structural engineer, project manager, consulting engineer, Building 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.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects 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 all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, if you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

"The Architectural Engineering Programme provides comprehensive knowledge of civil engineering while focusing on building structural design, building service engineering, and construction. An interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment paves the way for a career promoting critical thinking and collaboration."

Jun Xia
Programme Director

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  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.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

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

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less