Other options

If you study Civil 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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Civil Engineering BEng (Hons): XJTLU 2+2 programme

Course details

Civil engineers are responsible for the design, project management and construction of the physical infrastructure of our society. Our broad-based, vocational programme covers all the required bases of a civil engineer’s education, with an emphasis on applying your learning in context.

Course overview

This broad-based Civil Engineering programme provides sound academic training for a career as a professional engineer.

Civil engineering graduates are in great demand. Careers in civil and structural engineering offer some of the highest-paid jobs for graduates in the UK (Telegraph Graduate jobs: Top 10 starting salaries, June 2017).

As well as covering all the required bases of a civil engineer’s education, key features of the programme are the individual and group projects that students undertake in all years of their studies, applying their learning in context, with industrial feedback and an emphasis on engaging with the digital world of civil engineering.

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

Discover what you’ll learn in each year, the kinds of modules you’ll study, and how you’ll be taught and assessed.

Year two

You will be introduced to the essentials: structural analysis and design; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; geomechanics; materials; transport and infrastructure; the digital built environment and its digitisation.

An exciting part of the second year of our programme is 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. There is an additional cost of up to £250 for the Constructionarium.

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.


Field Theory, Partial Differential Equations & Methods of Solution (MATH282)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

For XJTLU Students Only Maxwell’s equations elegantly describe the physical laws governing such things as electrodynamics. Related problems may be posed in terms of vector calculus, or in terms of differential equations. In this module, we revise vector calculus and field theory in three dimensions, using Stokes’ theorem and Gauss’ theorem to solve explicit physical problems; we evaluate path, surface and volume integrals, and derive general electrodynamic laws. We also consider both the ordinary and partial differential equations arising from real world problems related to Maxwell’s equations, and introduce some advanced methods for solving these (i.e. Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms), and further methods for approximating solutions (central difference methods in one and two dimensions).


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: 15 / Semester: semester 2

Hydraulics belongs to applied fluid mechanics and covers hydrostatics and hydrodynamics of liquid such as water. The module focuses on pipe flows and open channel flows, which occur in a wide range of science and engineering problems. It is delivered via lectures, laboratory class and tutorials.


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: 22.5 / Semester: whole session

This module builds on the first year with further exploration into topics introduced in "Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 1". Students are introduced to advanced and emerging materials used in Civil and Architectural Engineering, deeper theoretic and applied understanding of structural behaviour and systems and continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of industry standard structural design tools. All within the context of ensuring structures are constructed to ensure buildings and infrastructure assets are safe, resilient, sustainable, economical and buildable


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 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: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

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

Your experience

Your course will be delivered by the School of Engineering, which is home to world-class teaching and learning facilities, designed to provide for the distinctive way engineering students engage actively with their learning process. The school’s impressive specialist engineering research facilities also provide the setting for practical work and many student projects.

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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...

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We have lots of group work here in my course. So, I think it’s really a good chance for me to meet different people from different countries and cultures.

What students say...

My favourite module on the course has got be Human Factors in Product Design. The course is mainly focussed on design theory, which I enjoy. My teacher was really knowledgeable, she helped my understanding and she was very funny, which is a bonus.