• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The BEng Architecture programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University provides you with a comprehensive foundation in architecture. The curriculum is centred on progressively articulated design studios, where students are confronted with various scales of design, from small buildings to the urban dimension, and with the issue of sustainability in all its facets and implications.
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By the time you graduate from BEng Architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, you will have:

  • fluency in the productive use of analogue and digital design tools and media
  • an understanding of processes that form and transform urban space, principles of structure and construction, environmental control, and professional practice, as well as knowledge of conventional and innovative materials, processes and techniques related to architectural design and construction
  • the ability to generate competitive, creative and critical design proposals and the skills and media methods to communicate these proposals clearly and effectively
  • knowledge of architectural history and theory in both the Chinese and international context, as well as an understanding of the role of the architect in the construction industry
  • the ability to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in order to make and present sound judgments both within architectural design discourse and beyond.


Graduates from this programme find excellent opportunities for employment and further education in architecture and its related disciplines, including other creative industries. Most of the graduates continue their studies in international postgraduate programmes. 

Our alumni have gone on to study at some of the universities ranked at the very top in the field, including the Bartlett at University College London, McGill University, the National University of Singapore, Politecnico di Milano, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Sydney. Our graduates have also secured employment in acclaimed international and Chinese practices such as Arata Isozaki, Arup, David Chipperfield, Farrells, Neri&Hu, and Tong Ming Studio.


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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For Mainland China applicants: 30 June
    • For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 15 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three or four years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Thinking and Articulation
  • Small Space Design
  • Structures and Materials
  • History of Western Architecture
  • Small Scale Architectural Design
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Humanities and Architecture
  • Construction and Materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • 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.
  •  A digital copy portfolio review and an interview with members of Departments of Architecture and School of Film and TV Arts, which can be conducted in person or via the Internet.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12475 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12475 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RMB 88,000 per academic year

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.


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