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LAU Nga Yi Maria



Outstanding Young BRE Graduates

LAU Nga Yi Maria

2019 Graduate with MPhil (Cambridge)

2018 Graduate with BSc (Hons) in Surveying


Choosing the BSc (Hons) in Surveying is the best decision I have made in my life so far.


Surveying is a discipline that conflates construction technology, economics, finance and land administration as well as law; these skills are subsequently applied to the real estate market. The interdisciplinary training provided by BRE has got me where I am today. The courses offered by the department are genuinely practical yet academic enough to lead easily into further studies. I went on to study for an MPhil degree with the University of Cambridge immediately after my undergraduate degree. Moreover, I was also blessed by the vast variety of industry and international connections that PolyU and BRE have. Using these, I had the chance to explore the Hong Kong, Guangzhou and London real estate markets through a series of internships. The unfailing guidance and generous support I have received from the department are things I was not likely to find elsewhere.


BRE has empowered its graduates to become surveyors of integrity and professionalism. We are equipped to take on not only a specialist role in real estate markets but also a generalist role in many other disciplines, which is what I have deeded to do. I am excited that I take a role with HSBC Private Banking as a Management Associate. I explore the realm of wealth and asset management and apply the soft skills and knowledge acquired from my surveying degree. Although I entered a completely new environment, I still feel secure and confident that my four years at PolyU have been more than well spent and have adequately prepared me for any challenges ahead.


I am heartily thankful to have read for the Surveying degree with PolyU. A successful programme enables its graduates to thrive, not only in the specific discipline they study, but also in society at large. I could never have imagined how far the BSc (Hons) Surveying degree would take me in my career. BRE was a platform that helped me unleash my potential. I truly look forward to seeing one day what I can give back to my Alma Mater.

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