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If you study Architectural Engineering BEng at XJTLU you can choose from these options to study at the University of Liverpool on the XJTLU 2+2 programme.

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Architectural Engineering BEng (Hons): XJTLU 2+2 programme

Course details

Architectural Engineering is for students who wish to work at the intersection of architecture and structural engineering. At the end of your degree, you will be able to apply engineering principles to the planning, design and construction of the built environment.

Course overview

The Architectural Engineering degree is a multidisciplinary degree, encompassing civil engineering and architecture jointly delivered by the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture.

Architectural engineers are responsible for the design of different systems within a building or an aspect of critical infrastructure with a particular focus on key areas.

As a student, you will be provided with a multidisciplinary skill set to design building structures, bridges and critical infrastructure incorporating both the solid technical grounding that a typical civil/structural engineering degree provides; alongside a robust and wider appreciation of the architectural, societal, economic and environmental aspects associated to a particular design solution.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

Tuition fees

All XJTLU 2+2 students receive a partnership discount of 10% on the standard fees for international students. We also offer 50 XJTLU Excellence Scholarships providing a 25% discount on tuition fees to the students that score most highly in stage 2 at XJTLU across the different subject areas. Allocation is based on the number of applications received per programme.

The net fees (inclusive of the discounts) can be seen below.

XJTLU 2+2 fees
2024 tuition fee (full) £27,200
2024 tuition fee for XJTLU 2+2 students (inclusive of 10% discount) £24,480
2024 tuition fee for XJTLU 2+2 students qualifying for Excellence Scholarship (inclusive of 25% discount) £20,400
Fees stated are for the 2024-25 academic year.

Course content and modules

Year two

During year two, you will have a week of real, hands-on construction experience at ‘The Constructionarium’. The Constructionarium takes place at a six-hectare site, specifically designed and built to provide a range of challenging teaching and learning conditions for students.

On the 2+2 programme, you'll study your third and fourth years at the University of Liverpool. These will be year two and year three of the University of Liverpool's programme of study.

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.



Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

​This module introduces students to energy and environmental issues, particularly those that must be faced by the discipline of architecture.    The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to design of passive environmental systems for buildings, their integration into building fabric and structural systems, and selection of appropriate equipment and materials. Both the fundamentals and presentations of case studies (including lessons from the vernacular) will be used to enhance the understanding environmental simulation.​ The module will be delivered by weekly 2-hour lectures, and assessed . There are two mandatory assessments: a Group Report on Vernacular Architecture and the Application of Passive Strategies (50% of total mark), and an individual report (50% of total mark) showing evidence of applying passive strategies for the students’ design studio project (for students taking Year 2 Design Studio) or a critique of a contemporary building .on its potential to use appropriate passive strategies for the climate it resides in.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

This module introduces students to the theoretical framework of geotechnical engineering. It emphasizes soil as a material and provides an introduction to the application of the theory to practical geotechnical engineering problems including bearing capacity of foundations.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

The students are provided with a realistic design brief that needs to be met over the course of the semester. This is achieved via a defined set of realistic work stages which enables the students to produce an open-ended structural design within a group working environment, thus promoting teamwork and industrial awareness. The final deliverable will be the submission of structured design portfolio/sketchbook and oral presentation to academic members of staff and relevant industry partners.


Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 2

​Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of computer programming and Excel to solve engineering problems. Gain knowledge of basic procedural programming concepts. Become proficient in the use of Excel and Excel Macros. Enhance problem solving skills. Gain experience in solving engineering problems using a software tool.​


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

This module provides an overview of basic structural design concepts and the application of common materials in construction including steelwork, reinforced concrete (RC), timber, and masonry. It covers fundamental principles and theoretical background and provides design examples based on Eurocodes.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

This module provides students with an introduction to thecontexts of transport and infrastructure, and the skills required by aprofessional engineer operating in this sector. 


Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

The module focusses on the essentials of data analysis and interpretation, engineering experimentation, measurement techniques and principles of instrumentation.

Engineering Mathematics II (CIVE299)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

To introduce some advanced Mathematics required by Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Civil Engineers and Mechanical Engineers. To assist students in acquiring the skills necessary to use the mathematics developed in the module.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module builds on Year 1 structural analysis focussing on detailed concepts of structural mechanics to improve the understanding of students related to structural behaviour. Additionally, computer-based structural analysis is introduced as well as applications are discussed in a structural laboratory. Seminars with professional engineering from industry and academia are also organized to enhance professional networks and show different career paths.

Digital Modelling (CIVE287)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 2

The module is an introduction to the principles of digital modelling in civil and architectural engineering, with structural health monitoring (SHM) being the mechanism to teach both digital methods and modelling techniques. It aims to give students an understanding of the SHM topic, since there is an ever-increasing industry demand to ensure the safety plus assess the state of health of existing structures and infrastructure. In addition, it will provide students with the tools and skills which can be implemented to develop sustainable maintenance and monitoring schemes that are critically important for professional engineering practice, via a process of SHM planning inclusive of data collection, registration and analysis.

Your experience

This degree is jointly delivered by the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture. The School of Engineering has world-class, modern, engineering teaching and learning facilities. Within the School there are traditional lecture theatres as well as teaching laboratories, PC teaching centres, smaller study rooms and one of the University’s largest PC teaching/study rooms with over 160 high-specification workstations with specialist engineering software installed.

The Liverpool School of Architecture benefits from comfortable, well-lit studio, work and seminar/review spaces. We also have IT teaching laboratories and workshops, meeting spaces and excellent office accommodation.

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Supporting your learning

From arrival to alumni, we’re with you all the way:

An exicting place for postgraduate study

  • Teaching includes visits to construction sites and companies implementing sustainability agendas
  • State-of-art facilities will be used for research-led teaching or final year projects
  • A dedicated postgraduate office and personal tutors assist our postgraduate students during their MSc programme and facilitate the journey to your graduation.

What students say...

Studying in Liverpool give us opportunity to engage with the city's rich history and culture. We have a lots opportunities to work in the lab, each laboratory is equipped with advanced equipment.