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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying

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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 32405-SYS

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Programme Intake 42 senior year places

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation

72 plus 2 training credits

Programme Leaders

Award Coordinator

Sr Dr Ivy Wong



  • This programme is offered within the BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This challenging programme aims to develop all-round and flexible graduates with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the inter-disciplinary professions of land management, real estate development and construction project management.  The Programme underpins surveying studies with the disciplines of economics and finance, law, management and technology and cultivates a global mind-set with international studies in the real estate and construction markets in China and overseas.

Students are well prepared to enter the professions of building surveying, general practice surveying (real estate), planning and development, property and facility management and quantity surveying (construction economics) with full potentials to take leading and strategic roles in the profession and business of land, property and construction in future.


The Senior year curriculum is derived from the 4-year full time undergraduate programme BSc (Hons) in Surveying.

Students in the 4-year undergraduate curriculum are required to take 121 credits and 2 training credits. For senior year intakes with an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma qualification in surveying or relevant disciplines, 72 credits and 2 training credits are required for graduation.

This is a professional degree programme with a global and practical perspective. Students learn about economics, law, finance and investment, management and technology in the construction and real estate context. Problem identification, problem solving and decision making form the focus of the programme.

There is close contact with the industry through guest lectures, companies and site visits. Students undertake group and individual practical projects throughout their studies. We also have a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with employers and senior members of the professions to gain practical insights into professional practice.

We operate Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in collaboration with the University to help students in placement. WIE during the summer term is an integral element of the curriculum, and the completion of practical training is an essential criteria for fulfilling graduation requirements.

We operate a student exchange programme to provide students with opportunities of studying abroad for one academic semester at Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia),  the University of Florida (USA) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) 

The general curriculum design of the programme comprises:

  • General University Requirements (GUR) Subjects – 9 credits
  • Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Subjects – 63 credits
  • Work Integrated Education (WIE) - 2 credits (training credits)


General University Requirements (GUR) Subjects

Please refer to the website of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at for details.


Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Subjects


Curriculum design for DSR subjects



Common Subjects

Subject Code             
 Subject Title 
CLC3231P  Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment
ELC3421  English for Construction and Environmental Professionals
BRE326  Maintenance Technology & Management
BRE336  Development and Control Law
BRE350  Project Management & Procurement
BRE365  International Study**
BRE366  Analytical Skills & Methods
 Integrated Professional Workshop II
 Integrated Professional Workshop III
BRE466  Capstone Project
 Work Integrated Education (WIE)


Elective Subjects Set for Building Surveying (BS) / Quantity Surveying (QS)

Subject Code             
Subject Title
Structure I
Measurement, Documentation & Estimating
Intermediate Construction Technology & Materials
Construction Economics
Construction Contract Law & Administration
Dispute Resolution
Building Services II
Environmental Impact & Assessment
Design, Adaptation & Conversion (BS only)
Facility Management (BS only)
Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction (BS only)
Engineering Contract Procedure (QS only)
Cost & Value Management (QS only)
Forecasting & Competition in the Built Environment (QS only)

Elective Subjects Set for General Practice Surveying (GP) / Planning and Development (PD) / Property and Facility Management (PFM)

Subject Code            
Subject Title
Property Valuation
Property Law
Introduction to Property Management
Urban Economics & Property Investment
Property Management Accounting
Real Estate Development
Applied Property Investment
Real Estate Marketing
Business Valuation and Accounts
Asset Management
BRE436 Applied Property Valuation (GP & PFM only)
Urban Planning (Workshops) (PD only) 


Graduates readily find employment as professional trainees in surveying consultancies, property development companies, construction companies, government departments such as the Rating and Valuation Department, the Lands Department, the Housing Department, the Architectural Services Department, the Buildings Department as well as other quasi-public organizations. Meanwhile, graduates equipped with comprehensive skills will win leading positions in the business and financial services sector. The majority of graduates are offered employment before or shortly after the final examination. Graduates are welcome to study master’s degree programmes further at the Department.

This programme is accredited by:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) – Building Surveying (BS) Division, General Practice (GP) Division, Planning and Development (PD) Division, Property and Facility Management (PFM) Division and Quantity Surveying (QS) Division;
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK (RICS);
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM); and
  • The Property Management Services Authority (PMSA)


A Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree in a relevant discipline.

Award Coordinator: Dr. Ivy Wong



Admission Officer: Mr. KONG Wai Kei


Deputy Admission Officer: Dr. Tanya TAN


Miss Esther Leung - Telephone: (852) 34008120

Applicants may obtain further information on the programme via the Study@PolyU website at

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