Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: 34478-SY
Duration and Credit Requirement
A minimum of 62 credits is required.
Ir Dr Wallace Lai Wai-lok
BSc(Hons), PhD, MHKIE
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees. Holders of a surveying or computing related Higher Diploma or Associate Degree may be given credit transfers for relevant subjects.
Aims and Characteristics
Programme Aims and 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 when 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 Geo-Information Systems (GIS) professionals in disciplines such as transport and logistics, and environmental, socioeconomic, 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 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, society's legal, ethical and professional standards; and
• respond to advancements in geomatics and related technologies with an emphasis on continuous and lifelong learning.
Students are admitted to the Senior Year of the 4-year degree programme, and they have to complete the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Credits can be transferred from relevant surveying and general subjects.
General University Requirement Subjects
Students are required to take General University Requirement subjects, including 6 credits of Cluster-Area Requirements (CAR) and 3 credits of Community Service Learning.
Students are required to take nine subjects, including Land Surveyors in Society, Geospatial Database Management and Design, Utility Surveying & Management and a Final Year Project.
Students are required to take at least ten elective subjects, with at least three subjects from the Surveying Group and another three subjects from the Geo-Information Technology Group. Please note that the elective subjects on offer are subject to change. Students will be notified of the offering before subject registration.
The Department's Work-Integrated Education (WIE) element includes a minimum of four weeks of summer training and one week of industrial safety training. Students are required to submit a reflective journal after the summer training and pass an examination in safety training.
Students can apply for an international exchange for one semester (year 4) to universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, mainland China, etc.
Recognition and Prospects
The programme is accredited by The Land Surveyors Board Malaysia (LSB). Re-accreditation has also been sought and will 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).
Graduates become professional land surveyors, geo-information technology specialists or utility specialists.
Applicants with Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in relevant discipline areas such as
Higher Diploma in Geomatics,
Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream),
Associate Degree in Engineering (Computer Science Theme),
Associate Degree in Information Technology
or the equivalent.
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