Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3387

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 1 training credit)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Ir Dr Wallace Lai Wai-lok
BSc(Hons), PhD, MHKIE

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Wen-bin Xu
BSc, MSc, PhD

No information is available at present.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme is underpinned by the philosophy that our graduates should be capable of coping with rapidly changing market conditions in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the region, and with the demands of their future professions in land surveying, geo-information technology and utility management and surveying. The Department has close links with professional bodies and invites industry experts to give guest lectures to students whenever appropriate.


The aims of the programme are to

  • Provide a land surveying education to meet the requirements of Hong Kong and overseas professional bodies; and
  • Equip students with geo-information technology and utility management, so that graduates can work competently and confidently as Geo-Information Systems (GIS) professionals in disciplines such as transport and logistics, and environmental, socio-economic, commercial and construction surveying; or as utility professionals in discipline related to the formation, maintenance and management of underground facilities.


On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate mathematical and computing skills to solve problems and analyse data;
  • Comprehend and apply Geomatics concepts and theories;
  • Master Geomatics technologies and apply them appropriately;
  • Integrate various Geomatics technologies to solve problems in a professional, timely and cost effective manner;
  • Carry out and manage Geomatics projects;
  • Work with and supervise others in accordance with, and abide by, the legal, ethical and professional standard in society; and
  • Respond to advancements in Geomatics and related technologies with an attitude of continuous and lifelong learning.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme will seek accreditation by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES).


Career Prospects

Graduates become professional land surveyors, geo-information technology specialists or utility specialists.


The programme curriculum enables students to develop careers in the land and utility surveying, and geo-informatics industry and includes both professional knowledge and subjects related to ethics and global engagement. The Compulsory Subjects equip students with essential knowledge and skills and an introduction to advanced technologies. The programme also provides opportunities for students to pursue further knowledge through independent study.


Compulsory Subjects are offered every year, whereas all LSGI elective Subjects will be offered once every two years. A provisional plan of the subjects on offer for the next few years is provided to ensure students can plan their studies and choose any elective Subject throughout their study period. Elective Subjects are offered in alternate years to provide students with two chances to choose a particular subject throughout the 4-year study period.


Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:

  • Mobile and Online Apps Development
  • Environmental Engineering

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2018-19: 22.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)


BSc(Hons) in Geomatics*

2016-17: 22.4 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 22.2 (Any Best 5 Subjects)


* This programme is restructured starting from 2018-19. The average HKDSE scores over the past years are listed for reference.

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 5968; email:

Student Message

The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics is the only one in Hong Kong providing qualifications and courses in three aspects of Geomatics: land surveying, geo-informatics data analysis and underground utilities surveying.


My studies have been facilitated by the high level of interaction among professors and students, together with the provision of state-of-the-art technology. I have treasured various precious opportunities for operating survey equipment, becoming familiar with industry software and gaining hands-on experience in survey camps and in society. I would say if you enjoy teamwork, this is the right place!


Even better, I participated in a semester-long exchange in Australia! It was an awesome experience and I met many international friends and attempted a wide range of activities like skydiving and surfing. Apart from the entertainment, I will never forget the experience of surveying an enormous country park there. This was the highlight of my life for sure!


I hope that you will choose to have an enjoyable university life here with LSGI!

Ma Ki

The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics is a leading academic organisation in Hong Kong that provides courses in land surveying, geo-informatics and underground utility management and surveying.


LSGI has a suite of well equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities, which have benefited my learning in the latest technologies of our industry. The professors and teaching staff are willing to discuss any problems students have with their studies. I was given many opportunities to operate the survey equipment and software, to gain more hands-on experience during the practice. Therefore I can learn from both the theoretical lectures and practical tutorials and ready myself for my future career.


The department has also provided me with opportunities to broaden my mind. In my second year, l participated in a study tour to mainland China, which was a valuable experience for me. During the trip, l had the chance to talk with students who are studying in the same area. The conversations between us were memorable. The department also provides an exchange programme for LSGI students to go overseas and experience fascinating university life abroad. In my opinion you will enjoy a great time here.


I hope that you will join us in the future and have an enjoyable university life at LSGI.

Chan Kin Shing

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