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

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3387

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

121 (plus 1 training credit)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Ir Dr Wallace Lai
BSc(Hons), PhD, MHKIE

Dr Yan Wai Yeung


The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.

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 knowledge of 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 disciplines related to the formation, 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 analyze 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 all LSGI Elective Subjects are offered once every two years. A provisional plan of the subjects on offer for the next few years is provided to ensure that students can plan their studies and choose any elective subject throughout their study period. Elective Subjects are offered in alternate years to provide students with two chances to choose a particular subject throughout the 4-year study period.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by The Land Surveyors Board Malaysia (LSB). Re-accreditation has also been sought and to be confirmed 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.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.




For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5968; email:

Student Message

In my first year of study, despite the various challenges I was able to become involved in this new society, learn about the culture and meet interesting people. Being an international student was always slightly difficult, but the community of PolyU and particularly that of LSGI enabled my first year to be meaningful and fruitful. As a student of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics, I spent my freshman year expanding my knowledge in areas such as calculus and programming, and in classes related to construction.


In addition to the academic aspect, I joined student societies and activities such as the Global Student Ambassador Programme and I was a volunteer in the Global Village, providing information about my country, Kazakhstan. My most unforgettable experience was a study trip to Saint Petersburg. I was chosen by my Department to take part in a cross-culture communication project.


One of the most important aspects of my university life has been making new friends. In PolyU, I made friends from different countries and enjoyed living in Hung Hom Hall.


Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Within application period
Mode:Skype 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 15 minutes


Applicants meeting the entrance requirements will be invited to attend an interview