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

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3387

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Programme Intake
37 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

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


Deputy Programme Leader

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

No information is available at present.

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 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 survey, condition diagnosis, 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.



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 in principle, all LSGI elective subjects will be offered once every two years to provide students with two chances to choose a particular subject throughout the 4-year study period.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

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


Career Prospects

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

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5968; email:

Student Message

Student Message

Hi, I am Chan Wing Chak, a final year student from LSGI Land Surveying stream. I am so glad to become a part of the LSGI family. The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics is the only place in Hong Kong to provide qualifications and courses in three aspects of Geomatics: land surveying, geo-informatics data analysis and underground utility surveying.


The professors and teachers are very helpful to students. During my study at PolyU, I gained both basic and advanced Land Surveying knowledge including GIS skills, which help me complete various tasks. I have acquired knowledge of Land Surveying and GIS techniques including industry software in all of the subjects. I am confident that all the skills and abilities I have obtained from school will be useful for my internship. The department promotes different internships, in both private firms and government units, enabling students to more easily find a job and fulfill their WIE requirement.


PolyU also provides many opportunities and funding for students to exchange or join a study tour. Students can broaden their horizons via the tours and exchanges. You will make friends from diverse backgrounds and countries and you will leave your comfort zone for more than half a year and have many unforgettable experiences. So don’t miss these valuable chances!

CHAN Wing Chak

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between February and July
Mode:Group interview

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.


About 20 minutes

  • Suitable applicants may be invited to attend interviews.