Skip to main content Start main content

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying

study_006
Apply Now

Entrance Year Sept 2023

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

BSc, MDevPlan, PhD, MHKIS, MRICS

Remarks

  • 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.

Characteristics

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 https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ous/undergraduate-degree-curriculum/articulation-degree-programmes-and-senior-year-intakes for details.

 

Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) Subjects

 

Curriculum design for DSR subjects

32405-sys-pic

 

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
BRE369
 Integrated Professional Workshop II
BRE469
 Integrated Professional Workshop III
BRE466  Capstone Project
BRE299
 Work Integrated Education (WIE)

 

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

Subject Code             
Subject Title
BRE204
Structure I
BRE345
Measurement, Documentation & Estimating
BRE370
Intermediate Construction Technology & Materials
BRE363
Construction Economics
BRE364
Construction Contract Law & Administration
BRE415
Dispute Resolution
BRE453
Building Services II
BRE461
Environmental Impact & Assessment
BRE435
Design, Adaptation & Conversion (BS only)
BRE437
Facility Management (BS only)
BRE470
Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction (BS only)
BRE439
Engineering Contract Procedure (QS only)
BRE440
Cost & Value Management (QS only)
BRE442
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
BRE315
Property Valuation
BRE337
Property Law
BRE371
Introduction to Property Management
BRE362
Urban Economics & Property Investment
BRE397
Property Management Accounting
BRE418
Real Estate Development
BRE427
Applied Property Investment
BRE4291
Real Estate Marketing
BRE463
Business Valuation and Accounts
BRE465
Asset Management
BRE436 Applied Property Valuation (GP & PFM only)
BRE464
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

Email: ivy.sw.wong@polyu.edu.hk

 

Admission Officer: Mr. KONG Wai Kei

Email:kong.wai-kei@polyu.edu.hk

 

Deputy Admission Officer: Dr. Tanya TAN

Email: tanya.tan@polyu.edu.hk

Miss Esther Leung - Telephone: (852) 34008120

Applicants may obtain further information on the programme via the Study@PolyU website at www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here