Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 32405-SYS
Duration and Credit Requirement
72 plus 2 training credits
Dr. Patrick S.W. Fong
BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, MRICS, MHKIS, MIVM
- As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
- This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
Aims and Characteristics
This challenging programme aims to develop all-round and flexible graduates with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the inter-disciplinary professions of land management, real estate development and construction project management. The Programme underpins surveying studies with the disciplines of economics and finance, law, management and technology and cultivates a global mindset with international studies in the real estate and construction markets in China and overseas.
Students are well prepared to enter the professions of building surveying, general practice surveying (real estate), planning and development, property and facility management and quantity surveying (construction economics) with full potentials to take leading and strategic roles in the profession and business of land, property and construction in future.
This is a professional degree programme with a global and practical perspective. Students learn about economics, law, finance and investment, management and technology in the construction and real estate context. Problem identification, problem solving and decision making form the focus of the programme.
There is close contact with the industry through guest lectures, companies and site visits. Students undertake group and individual practical projects throughout their studies. We also have a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with employers and senior members of the professions to gain practical insights into professional practice.
We operate a study exchange programme to provide students with opportunities of studying abroad for one academic semester at Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), the University of Florida (USA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) .
We also operate Work-Integrated Education in collaboration with the University to help students in placement.
Students will be admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme and they have to complete all of the following subjects in order to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. The credit transfer will be given based on student's academic result of their HD or AD studies.
Analytical Skills and Methods, Development Control Law, Maintenance Technology & Management, etc.
Discipline - Specific/Elective Subjects
Students will opt one Discipline from the following surveying disciplines: Building Surveying, General Practice Surveying, Planning & Development, Property and Facility Management and Quantity Surveying. Students are required to take discipline-specific subjects and elective subjects.
General University Requirement Subjects
Students are required to take General University Requirement subjects including 6 credits of Cluster-Area Requirement (CAR) and 3 credits of Service Learning Subject (SL).
Students are required to take 6 credits of Capstone Project.
Work-Integrated Education (2 training credits)
The Work-Integrated Education (WIE) element in the Department will last for a minimum duration of four weeks in full time placement (equivalent to 22 full days) or 176 hours in part time placement. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms during the summer in Hong Kong, which can count towards the WIE requirement.
Language Communication Requirements
Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous academic performance in AD/HD programmes will be required to take a maximum of 9 additional credits on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme is professionally accreditated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK (RICS), the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).
Our graduates readily find employment as professional trainees in various surveying consultancies, property development companies, construction companies, government departments such as the Rating and Valuation Department, the Lands Department, the Housing Department, the Architectural Services Department and the Buildings Department, and other large quasi-public organisations, such as the Housing Society.
In recent years, some graduates have also been recruited into the business and financial sectors. A majority of the graduating class has been offered employment before or shortly after the final examination.
- An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.
- In addition to academic results, preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English.
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