Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying
Entrance Year Sept 2023
Programme Code 32405-SYS
Mode of Study Full-time
Programme Intake 42 senior year places
Fund Type Government-Funded
Credits Required for Graduation
72 plus 2 training credits
72 plus 2 training credits
Award Coordinator Sr Dr Ivy Wong BSc, MDevPlan, PhD, MHKIS, MRICS
Sr Dr Ivy Wong
BSc, MDevPlan, PhD, MHKIS, MRICS
- 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
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 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
|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|
|BRE366||Analytical Skills & Methods|
||Integrated Professional Workshop II|
||Integrated Professional Workshop III|
||Work Integrated Education (WIE)|
Elective Subjects Set for Building Surveying (BS) / Quantity Surveying (QS)
||Measurement, Documentation & Estimating
||Intermediate Construction Technology & Materials
||Construction Contract Law & Administration
||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)
||Introduction to Property Management
||Urban Economics & Property Investment
||Property Management Accounting
||Real Estate Development
||Applied Property Investment
||Real Estate Marketing
||Business Valuation and Accounts
|BRE436||Applied Property Valuation (GP & PFM only)|
||Urban Planning (Workshops) (PD only)|
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.