MSc Sustainable Construction

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

MSc Sustainable Construction

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The rapidly developing world and the evolution of urban development have caused a massive surge in environmental pollution, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emission. Civil engineers should take a leadership role to promote sustainable development by providing creative and innovative solutions to the challenges associated with sustainability in Civil Engineering practices.

The aim of the programme is to provide Masters level education for graduates to develop technologically advanced knowledge, problem- solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the key aspects of sustainability in Civil Engineering construction with a particular emphasis on the future trends of global sustainable development in light of reliability, environmentally- friendly and cost-effectiveness initiatives. It is intended to provide critical awareness of current and future problems associated with the intervention of sustainability strategies and their integration in Civil Engineering sector as well as prospective solutions from existing and emerging scientific technologies resulting from on-going research.

CORE MODULES

  • SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY AND BUILDING MATERIALS
  • SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
  • SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • INTEGRATION OF ENERGY STRATEGIES IN THE DESIGN OF BUILDINGS
  • ADVANCED SIMULATION OF SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
  • SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING WITH TIMBER
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
  • SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING STRATEGIES
  • DISSERTATION

This full-time 18-month graduate programme comprises two semesters of taught modules (assessed by coursework and examination) followed by a research dissertation over the third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time 36-month basis for potential students currently working in the industry. All the modules are delivered in English by an international Civil Engineering department which specialises in sustainability and sustainable construction.

CHINA AND SUZHOU INDUSTRIAL PARK

Civil Engineering plays a dominant role in providing sustainable solutions to the construction industry. The MSc in Sustainable Construction at XJTLU focuses on all of these technologies, techniques and methods that will enable the future Civil Engineer to incorporate an environmentally viable approach to the design of future infrastructure. These designs will be based on renewable energies, recycling of waste construction materials and industrial byproducts, smart systems for the efficient drainage and utilization of surface water run-offs, natural wastewater treatment methods, as well as modern digital representation techniques and structural models.

CAREERS

Graduates of this programme will be equipped to take up professional employment in Civil Engineering industry and become lifelong learners with an appreciation of the value to society of an education in sustainable construction. On the basis of accreditation by the Joint Board of Moderators, the MSc programme may be used as Further Learning, the final element of the educational base for being a Chartered Engineer.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 22, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2016
Duration
Duration
18 - 36 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
90,000 CNY
Information
Deadline
June 30, 2016
Start date Sept. 1, 2016
Place
China Suzhou
Application deadline June 30, 2016
End date Request Info
Duration 18 - 36 months
Price 90,000 CNY
Price for the entire programme