Higher Diploma in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: JS3105
Duration and Credit Requirement
62 (plus 1 training credit)
Sr Dr Wong Man-Sing, Charles
BSc, MPhil, PhD, Fulbright, MHKInstES, MRICS, MHKIS
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Zhu Xiao-Lin
BSc, MSc, PhD
The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to approval.
Aims and Characteristics
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
The programme aims to provide education and training that give graduates the basic skills necessary to function as geomatics paraprofessionals working in the areas of land surveying (土地測量) and geo-information technology (地理資訊科技).
The programme is well recognised by the profession in Hong Kong and abroad. Our teaching staff members are internationally recognised and our laboratory facilities are state of the art.
Students can study both land surveying and geo-information technology by choosing Elective Subjects in Year Two of the programme.
Students with good results in the HD programme have opportunities, upon submitting applications, to be admitted to senior placements in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics programme.
Graduates can apply for advanced entry to related degrees in overseas universities.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme is seeking accreditation from the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) for admitting graduates to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Scheme under its Land Surveying Division (LSD) [pending approval].
The programme will seek recognition from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES) to satisfy the academic requirements for Associate Membership.
Our graduates work as land-surveying technicians in the government or construction, transportation and environment-related companies, or GIS technicians in government departments or companies that are involved in construction, mapping, information technology, logistics, transportation, environmental monitoring and consulting.
Most of our graduates find employment soon after graduation. Many are also promoted rapidly in their respective organisations.
- Year One teaches basic land surveying and geo-information technology and provides a set of Core Subjects required by the University.
- In Year Two, students can select Elective Subjects to suit their own career aspirations. Choosing either land surveying or geo-information technology related subjects, or a combination of both, prepares graduates for study in the Department’s BSc programme.
- Information about the programme can be obtained at www.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk.
Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings
Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.
Relevant Applied Learning subject(s) that can be considered for meeting the University entrance requirement and admission score calculation is/are:
- Environmental Engineering
- Mobile and Online Apps Development
Admission Score Calculation
Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects
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2018-19: 18.3 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)
2019-20: 17.7 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)
This programme has been restructured and retitled starting from 2018-19. The average HKDSE score in 2017-18 is listed for reference:
HD in Geomatics
2017-18: 19.2 (Chinese & English Languages + Any Best 3 Subjects)
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Additional Documents Required
No information is available at present.