Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)




Students can pursue their studies in either full-time or part-time mode. Students typically complete the programme full-time in 1 year or part-time in 2.5 years. They are required to attend classes in the daytime and in the evening if they choose the full-time mode.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme is designed for professionals in geographic information systems (GIS), surveying or related fields, and equips them with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to specialise in GIS or land and engineering surveying.



This is a multidisciplinary programme for experienced professionals that advances their knowledge on their chosen specialist areas and expands their perspectives on geomatics.

Recognition & Prospects

The MSc programme has been accredited by the following professional bodies.

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors

(Subject to regular re-accreditation)


Programme Structure

Students are free to choose one of three routes to fulfil graduation requirements, as detailed below.

  1. Dissertation route: Core/Compulsory Subjects (18 credits) + LSGI551 Dissertation (9 credits) + 1 Elective Subject (3 credits);  

  2. Project route: Core/Compulsory Subjects (18 credits) + LSGI552 Project (6 credits) + Elective Subjects (6 credits);  

  3. Non-dissertation/project route: Core/Compulsory Subjects (18 credits) + Elective Subjects (12 credits)


Core Areas of Study

The following is a brief summary of the core areas of study. Students will be provided with detailed information on the subjects for selection upon registration.

  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems

  • Advanced Surveying

  • Advanced Photogrammetry and Computer Vision

  • Remote Sensing Image Processing

  • Spatial Data Acquisition

  • Satellite Positioning and Navigation

  • Spatial Data Analysis and Mining

Subjects offered are subject to revision.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/lsgi/study/taught-postgraduate-programmes/tpg-diploma-in-geomatics/curriculum/

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr LIU Xintao
BEng, MSc, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr XU Yang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Subject Area
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s with Honours in engineering, science or technology;
  • A Bachelor’s with Honours in other relevant disciplines (such as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography)^;
  • A professional qualification plus relevant work experience related to surveying or GIS^.

^ Holders of these qualifications may be invited to attend interviews to assess their suitability for the programme.


For further information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr LIU Xintao (tel: (852) 2766 5962; email: xintao.liu@polyu.edu.hk).

Initial Registration Credits

12 (Full-time)
6 (Part-time)

Tuition Fee

HK$6,100 per credit for local and non-local students

Entry Scholarships are available. For details, please visit


PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Student Message

The Masters of Science in Geomatics is a comprehensive programme that covers a broad range of theory, skills and practice. Geomatics involves using techniques such as GIS and remote sensing to conduct spatial data analyses and aid decision-making. Students in the MSc programme in geomatics also study computer and mathematics courses to help them to understand GIS. The course also offers a wide range of options for career development, as geomatics is also related to many different disciplines and applications, including smart cities and cartography.


I undertook a Master of Science in Geomatics from 2020 to 2022. I was taught by professional and enthusiastic lecturers who were happy to help whenever I experienced academic problems. They provided me with effective suggestions and encouragement, as well as guidance on future development directions. I also met many friendly classmates during my studies. I highly recommend the MSc in Geomatics to those interested in learning about this topic and pursuing a related profession.

HUI Pui Lam

I studied a Masters of Geomatics (Surveying) in the LSGI department from 2019 to 2021, before beginning my research career. Through the MSc programme, I took a wide range of subjects, covering urban geo-informatics, smart cities, 3D spatial photogrammetry, spatial big data analytics, global positioning and navigating, planetary mapping, and remote sensing for environmental studies.


As a graduate student and PolyU alumnus, I appreciate the opportunities that studying at LSGI provided me, and I encourage students to join the department. I really enjoyed learning from knowledgeable professors with international experience, all of whom encouraged me to explore geomatics and extend the scope of my research. In addition, LSGI’s well-equipped laboratories and advanced equipment were an important support for my research.

WANG Jiageng
Additional Documents Required
Curriculum Vitae


Personal Statement

One-page (for non-local applicants only)

Transcript / Certificate


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