Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Spatial Data Science and Smart Cities - Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
空間數據科學及智慧城市(榮譽)理學士組合課程 - 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士

Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3130

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

121 (plus 1-credit industrial safety training & a non-credit bearing summer training)

Scheme/Programme Intake
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Zhu Xiao-Lin 
BSc, MSc, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Yan Wai Yeung
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

  • The programme BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics will be offered under the said scheme.
  • Students will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士
  • The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics. Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see “Secondary Major Details” section.

Aims & Characteristics

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 that meets the requirements of Hong Kong and overseas professional bodies; and
  • equip students with geo-information technology and utility management skills, enabling graduates to work competently and confidently as geographic information systems professionals in disciplines such as transport and logistics, and environmental, socio-economic, commercial and construction surveying; or as utility professionals in a discipline related to the survey, condition diagnosis, maintenance and management of underground facilities.


Upon completion of the programme, students are 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, society’s legal, ethical and professional standards; and
  • respond to advancements in geomatics and related technologies, as part of their continuous, lifelong learning.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Land Surveyors Board Malaysia (LSB), and The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES). Re-accreditation will also be sought from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES).


Career Prospects

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



The programme curriculum enables students to develop all-round abilities ready for professional careers through subjects related to the land/utility surveying and geo-informatics industry and subjects related to languages, ethics and global engagement. Compulsory LSGI subjects are offered every year and in progressive patterns, whereas our 20 LSGI elective subjects are typically offered once every 2 years, to provide students with two chances to choose a particular subject of interest during their 4-year study period. This combination of compulsory and elective subjects equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to comprehend basic and advanced technologies. These include basic surveying, positioning and navigation skills and advanced 3D mapping, modelling, visualisation skills related to the analysis of terrain, infrastructures, buildings, underwater environments, the underground world and even other planets, with emphases changing with time. Our graduates are of the highest calibre and are well equipped to pursue professional careers or further education after their 4 years of study.

Secondary Major Details

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics:


This Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) to BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-informatics aims at offering a means to understand and promote the theories and science of smart cities, gathering city-scale data and providing the apparatus to transform this data into knowledge. It capitalizes on emerging developments in Big Data and in interdisciplinary solutions to the world’s urban challenges.



Students of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics who opt for the Secondary Major in AIDA shall fulfil the requirements tabulated below:

Programme Requirements Min. No. of Credits
General University Requirement (GUR)  30

Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics*

(including a non-credit bearing summer training & 1-credit industrial safety training)

Core 56
Elective 18
Secondary Major Requirement  36
Minimum credit requirements for graduation  140

* Students who opt for the Secondary Major shall take Integrated Capstone Project in place of "LSGI4502 Final Year Project", and are not required to take "LSGI3245 Geospatial Database Management and Design" & "LSGI3321A Remote Sensing". They will also take 4 elective subjects less, i.e. 18 credits of electives rather than 30 credits of electives.

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

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
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Calculus and Statistics)
  • Mathematics (Extended part - Algebra and Calculus)
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics
  • Combined Science: Physics + Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Integrated Science

Admission Score Calculation

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

2021/22: 21.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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

Student Message

Student Message

Studying in the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) enriched my university life and fostered my personal development.


The Department of LSGI is the only department in Hong Kong that offers qualifications and courses in geomatics, and it has outstanding teaching staff. I was given many opportunities to acquire a wide range of knowledge in areas that interest me, such as traditional surveying and modern cutting-edge technologies. The professors and teachers are very friendly and willing to help you with problems, and they welcome questions about any aspect of your academic or general life. With support from the Department of LSGI, I had a fulfilling life as a student.


The Department also provides many chances to broaden your horizons. During my 4 years of university life, I had many unforgettable experiences, such as participating in the exchange programme, survey camps and student competitions. I made friends with people from diverse backgrounds and learned in the classroom and beyond. These unique opportunities were the highlights of my university life and made me a more well-rounded person.


I hope you also have an enjoyable university life as a Department of LSGI student.


The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) offers one of the best learning experiences in the land surveying, geo-informatics and utility management and surveying disciplines, aided by its internationally renowned teaching staff. 


During the LSGI undergraduate programme, you will be provided with comprehensive learning resources related to land surveying, GNSS surveying, spatial data collection and analysis, virtual reality, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and utility surveying (and more!). You will also have extensive practical exposure to the latest surveying technologies, such as laser-scanning and drone-surveying technologies.


The Department of LSGI also encourages students to nurture international perspectives by organising different international conferences and overseas-exchange programmes. I was extremely fortunate to be selected for an overseas exchange to the University of Calgary in Canada in the first semester of Year 3. This was one of the most unforgettable and invaluable experiences of my life, as I was able to immerse myself in another culture and learning environment, which broadened my horizons and nurtured my independence.


The Department’s close linkages to local and international industry pave a clear career path for each of its graduates. If you are interested in land surveying, geo-informatics or utility surveying, I strongly advise you to apply to enter this programme. I look forward to seeing you in the Department of LSGI!

MA See Hang

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Interviews may be arranged after the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview

To evaluate applicants' suitability for and interest in the programme.


About 20 minutes


Only selected Band A and Band B applicants will be invited for interview.