Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Geomatics (Geographic Information Systems)

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 04001

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

GIM for MSc (Full-time)
GIP for PgD (Full-time)
GGM for MSc (Part-time) 
GGP for PgD (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

30 for MSc,
21 for PgD

Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

For local students
12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)
For non-local students
12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Tuition Fee

HK$3,500 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Bo WU

  • This programme offers the following specialisms; students must indicate their chosen specialism on their applications:
    - MSc/PgD in Geomatics (Geographic Information Systems)
    - MSc/PgD in Geomatics (Surveying)
  • Students can pursue their studies in either full-time or part-time mode. Depending on their pace of study, they should normally be able to complete the programme full time in 1 year and part time in 2.5 years. They will be required to attend classes in the daytime and in the evening if they choose the full-time mode.
  • This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

Designed for professionals in geographic information systems (GIS), surveying or related fields, this programme equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills that are required to specialise in GIS or land and engineering surveying.



Our multidisciplinary programme for experienced professionals advances students' knowledge in their chosen specialist areas and expands their general perspectives of geomatics.

Recognition & Prospects

The MSc programme has been accredited by:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS);
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS);
  • The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES); and
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES).


Programme Structure

Students can select from a wide range of subjects that are offered under the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment, each generally requiring one evening class per week over a 13-week semester.


For the MSc
Students must complete 7 subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects, and a Dissertation that is pertinent to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Surveying. The Dissertation is optional. Alternatively, students can choose a Geomatics Project and one more Core Subject, in either GIS or Surveying, depending on their stream.


For the PgD
Students must complete 7 subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects.


Core Areas of Study

The following is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students will be provided with detailed information on the subjects for selection upon registration.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialism

  •  Geographic Information Systems Engineering
  •  Spatial Data Visualisation & Modeling
  •  Advanced Geographic Information Systems


Surveying Specialism

  •  Satellite Positioning & Navigation
  •  Advanced Surveying


Both GIS and Surveying Specialisms

  •  Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  •  Spatial Data Acquisition
  •  Spatial Data Analysis & Mining
  •  Remote Sensing Image Processing
  •  Project
  •  Dissertation


The Core Subjects of the above specialisms are subject to revision.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, science or technology;
  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in other relevant disciplines [such as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography]^;
  • A professional qualification plus relevant work experience related to Surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)^.


Holders of the qualifications marked with ^ may be invited to attend interviews to assess their suitability for the programme.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

No information is available at present.


For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Bo WU (tel: (852) 2766 4335; email:

Student Message

If I had not grasped this opportunity to study the MSc in LSGI, I would never have known how much I can achieve. The study experience was enriched by lectures, forums, quizzes, assignments, mini projects and the final dissertation. I gained expertise in my field, and shared what I had learnt by myself with my teammates and even my supervisor. These experiences equipped me with abundant abilities to face any unpredictable challenges in my future career, and made me constantly hunger for anything new.


In real life, it is more or less the same. Prepare yourself for the future, face your weaknesses and face your problems one by one, then you can get a DISTINCTION.​

He Wei

The MSc in Geomatics provides a great platform for obtaining both theoretical knowledge and practical opportunities. The outstanding teachers and well-organized courses guide students to establish good study and research habits, together with a deep understanding of cutting-edge technology for land surveying and geo-informatics, especially the newly developed techniques applied in Hong Kong. The dissertation also offers a valuable opportunity for students to conduct individual research on a particular subject under the guidance of teachers. The seminars and lectures given by professors and guest speakers expand students’ horizons and provide plentiful opportunities for communicating with them face to face. After several years of work, I am greatly inspired by this environment to enrich myself in this rapidly evolving tech industry and bridge the gap between personal knowledge and practical application. The programme will surely help every student achieve a much higher level in the competitive world.

Fan Wenzheng

Additional Documents Required

Curriculum Vitae


Personal Statement

One-page (for non-local applicants only)

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

No information is available at present.