Important Update: (Updated 08:33 am, Friday, May 27)

Our University has announced the learning, teaching and assessment (LTA) arrangements for Semester One, 2022/23. Please click here for details.


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

Credits Required for Graduation

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

Scheme/Programme Intake
39 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
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 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, societys' legal, ethical and professional standards; and
  • respond to advancements in geomatics and related technologies, as part of their continuous, lifelong learning.



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 navigationskills 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 Detail

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.


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.

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

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


At LSGI, the only department in Hong Kong to offer qualifications and courses in geomatics, students enjoy outstanding teaching. I was given many opportunities to acquire a wide range of knowledge in areas that interested me, such as traditional surveying techniques and cutting-edge technologies. When I encountered problems, my professors and teachers were very friendly and willing to help. They were happy to discuss any aspects of our academic lives or future careers. With the support of LSGI, I had a fulfilling life as a student.


The Department also gives students lots of chances to broaden their horizons. During my four years of university life, I had many unforgettable experiences, such as participating in an exchange programme, surveying camps, and student competitions. I met friends with diverse backgrounds and learned a lot both in the classroom and beyond. These opportunities were the highlights of my university life. They also helped to make me a better person.


I recommend LSGI to all prospective students seeking a fulfilling and enjoyable university life!


The Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) offers one of the best learning experiences in the areas of land surveying, geo-informatics, and utility management and surveying, with full support from internationally renowned teaching staff.


LSGI undergraduate students have access to comprehensive learning resources related to land surveying, GNSS surveying, spatial data collection and analysis, virtual reality (VR), remote sensing, photogrammetry, utility surveying, and much more! Students also gain practical experience through exposure to the latest surveying technologies, such as laser scanning and drone surveying.


As well as introducing students to the local industry, LSGI encourages them to nurture international perspectives by participating in various international conferences and overseas exchange programmes. I was lucky enough to undertake an overseas exchange to the University of Calgary in Canada in the first semester of Year 3. I will always remember this experience. It enabled me to immerse myself in another culture and learning environment, which broadened my horizons and made me more self-sufficient.


With its close connections to the industry (both local and international), LSGI paves a solid career path for every graduate. If you are interested in land surveying, geo-informatics or utility surveying, I strongly advise you to apply to this programme. I look forward to meeting you!

MA See Hang

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.