Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geomatics
測繪及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: 34414-SY

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

A minimum of 60 credits is required.

Programme Intake
26 senior year places
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
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

Remarks
  • 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.
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees. Holders of a surveying or computing related Higher Diploma or Associate Degree may be given credit transfers for relevant subjects.
  • The following specialisms are on offer:
    • 34414-SYG: Geo-Information Technology (地理資訊科技)
    • 34414-SYL: Land Surveying (土地測量)
    • 34414-SYU: Utility Management and Surveying (管線設施測繪與管理)

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme has specialisms in Land Surveying, Geo-Information Technology (GIT) and Utility Management and Surveying, all of which have the following aims.
 

  • To provide a modern land surveying education to meet the requirements of Hong Kong and overseas professional bodies.
  • To provide education for geo-information technology stream graduates to 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.
  • To provide education for the utility profession, where graduates work in this new professional discipline on the formation, maintenance and management of underground facilities.

 

 

Characteristics

All three specialisms of this undergraduate degree programme are unique in Hong Kong. They include the training of professional land surveyors, geo-information technology specialists and utility specialists.

 

Students gain industrial experience in our summer training programme.

 

Students have the chance to gain overseas work experience and exposure to other cultures through the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) Scheme.

 

They also have chances to study in other countries for one semester to one year through our student exchange agreement with overseas universities.

Curriculum

Students are admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme, and they have to complete the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Credits can be transferred from relevant surveying and general subjects.
 

General University Requirement (9 credits)

  • Cluster Area Requirements (CAR 1)
  • Cluster Area Requirements (CAR 2)
  • Community Service-Learning
     

Students not meeting the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language Communication Requirements (LCR) based on their previous studies in AD/HD programmes and their academic performance will be required to take additional credits (6 in English and 3 in Chinese) on top of the programme's normal credit requirements.
 

Land Surveying Specialism

Subjects (minimum 51 credits)

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics
  • Basic Mathematics II –Calculus and Linear algebra
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Mapping
  • Surveying
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Computation for Geomatics
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science
  • Introduction to Utility Surveying & Management
  • Survey Adjustment
  • Field Scheme I
  • Digital Terrain Modelling
  • Geomatics Algorithms & Programming
  • Geodetic Control
  • Remote Sensing
  • Construction Technology & Management
  • English for Construction & Environmental Professionals
  • Photogrammetry
  • Construction Surveying
  • Advanced Survey Adjustment
  • Survey Instrumentation
  • Hong Kong Land Boundary Survey
  • Industrial Safety for Surveying & Geo-Informatics
  • Summer Training
  • Deformation & Tunnel Alignment Surveying
  • Satellite Positioning & Surveying
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Land Surveyors in Society
  • Advanced Photogrammetry
  • Chinese Communication for Construction & Environment
  • Geomatics Project Management
  • Land Boundary Dispute Resolution
  • Field Scheme II
  • Individual Project
     

Geo-IT Specialism

Subjects (minimum 51 credits)

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics
  • Basic Mathematics II –Calculus and Linear algebra
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Mapping
  • Surveying
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Computation for Geomatics
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science
  • Introduction to Utility Surveying & Management
  • Survey Adjustment
  • Field Scheme I
  • Digital Terrain Modelling
  • Geomatics Algorithms & Programming
  • Operating System
  • Remote Sensing
  • Cartography & Geovisualisation
  • Mobile GIS & LBS
  • English for Construction & Environmental Professionals
  • Hong Kong Land Boundary Survey
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial Database
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Internet GIS & Web Services
  • System customisation & Development
  • Industrial Safety for Surveying & Geo-Informatics
  • Summer Training
  • Software Engineering
  • Geostatistics & Exploratory Data Analysis/Geospatial Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
  • Geo-IT Professionals in Society
  • Chinese Communication for Construction & Environment
  • Geomatics Project Management
  • Individual Project
  • Geo-IT Application in Environmental Science
  • Geo-IT Application in Urban Science/Geo-IT Application in Social Science
     

Utility Management and Surveying Specialism

Subjects (minimum 51 credits)

  • Basic Mathematics I – Calculus and Probability & Statistics
  • Basic Mathematics II –Calculus and Linear algebra
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Mapping
  • Surveying
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Computation for Geomatics
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science
  • Introduction to Utility Surveying & Management
  • Survey Adjustment
  • Field Scheme I
  • Confined Space works & Safety
  • Digital Terrain Modelling
  • Geomatics Algorithms & Programming
  • Construction Technology & Management
  • Utility Systems & Design
  • Utility Surveying and Monitoring I
  • English for Construction & Environmental Professionals
  • Photogrammetry
  • Construction Surveying
  • Hong Kong Land Boundary Survey
  • Construction and Maintenance of Utility Network and Systems
  • Industrial Safety for Surveying & Geo-Informatics
  • Summer Training
  • Deformation & Tunnel Alignment Surveying
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Land Surveyors in Society
  • Utility Surveying and Monitoring II
  • Chinese Communication for Construction & Environment
  • Geomatics Project Management
  • Individual Project
  • Utility Data Management
  • Construction and Operational Management of Utility Projects and Systems
  • Field scheme II (Utility Surveying and Monitoring)

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.

 

Work-Integrated Education

To graduate, every student must complete a minimum of one-month of summer training and one-week of industrial safety training.

The intended learning outcomes of each Work-Integrated Education (WIE) placement are worked out between the WIE coordinator and employer, and are conveyed to students along with expectations for after the training period. Students are required to submit a reflective journal on what has been carried out and the knowledge gained during the training period. A post-training interview involving the WIE supervisor(s) and company representatives is also conducted. For the safety training, students must pass an examination.
 

Credit Transfers

Normally, no more than 50% of the credit requirement for the award can be transferred from approved institutions. For transfer of credits from programmes offered by PolyU, normally no more than 67% of the credit requirement for the award can be transferred. In cases where both types of credits are being transferred (i.e. from programmes offered by PolyU and from approved institutions) no more than 50% of the credit requirement for the award can be transferred.

 

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 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 as they specialise in these streams.

 

Land Surveying Stream

Professional land surveyors in government, statutory organisations, construction companies, consulting companies, land surveyors’ firms. They may also be employed as hydrographical surveyors and construction surveyors overseas.

 

Geo-Information Technology Stream

Geo-IT managers/specialists in logistics management, intelligent transport systems, environmental consultancy and urban planning, in both public and private sectors.

 

Utility Management and Surveying

Utility surveyors in planning, construction, maintenance and management of underground facilities and utilities such as power, water, drainage, communications and energy services.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in relevant discipline areas such as

Higher Diploma in Geomatics, or

Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream), or

Associate Degree in Engineering (Computer Science Theme), or

Associate Degree in Information Technology

or the equivalent would be preferred.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5968; email: lsdept@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


This unique programme in Hong Kong offers a comprehensive and flexible education on land surveying and geospatial science. Students can choose their specialism and develop their skills and knowledge in the fields of Land Surveying, Geo-Information Technology or Underground Utility Surveying. In addition to learning theories from the lectures, fieldwork project are assigned to enhance students’ practical skills. As a learner who likes mathematics and science, I enjoy the education mode of this programme very much as the learning is not limited to a classroom or laboratory, but also can be applied to places where needs land surveying.

 

The latest technologies, such as satellite positioning, remote sensing and photogrammetry, are also covered in the courses of the programme. Students can familiarize themselves with the technology trend of Geomatics from the guest lectures arranged by the department. These ensure students are equipped with updated knowledge and skills for their future careers.


LEE Yi Nok



There are two important things about studying geomatics in LSGI. First, LSGI is the only department in Hong Kong providing professional and comprehensive geo-spatial education and training accredited by many professional bodies. It covers theories, fieldwork and projects on above-ground surveying, underground surveying and geo-information technologies. Second, it helps if you studied geography in secondary school, and you will need to study further Maths and Science to enhance your understanding of the geo-spatial world.

 

In this program, I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn various kinds of theories and new software and to take part in challenging and interesting fieldwork and survey camps. LSGI offers many overseas exchange and internship programs. It also offers many interesting outdoor activities and professional training that made my university life more memorable and that lead to a better future career.


SANDHU Sahib Singh





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Interview Arrangement


Date: Between February and July
Mode:Individual Interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills and understanding of the industry.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 10-15 minutes

Remark:

Suitable applicants may be invited to attend interviews.