Sept 2022 EntryProgramme code: JS3130
121 (plus 1-credit industrial safety training & a non-credit bearing summer training)
Dr Zhu Xiao-Lin
BSc, MSc, PhD
Dr Yan Wai Yeung
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
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:
Upon completion of the programme, students are able to:
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 navigation skills 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.
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)
|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.
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).
Graduates can become professional land surveyors, geo-information technology specialists, or utility specialists.
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