Faculty of Construction and Environment

Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

  • A minimum of 62 credits is required


39 senior year places
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees. Holders of a surveying or computing related Higher Diploma or Associate Degree may be given credit transfers for relevant subjects.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims and Learning Outcomes

The programme is underpinned by the philosophy that our graduates should be capable of coping with the rapidly changing market conditions in Hong Kong, mainland China and the region, and with the demands of their future professions in land surveying, geo-information technology, utility management and surveying. The Department has close links with professional bodies and invites industry experts to give guest lectures to students whenever appropriate.

The aims of the programme are to:

  • provide a land surveying education that meets the requirements of Hong Kong and overseas professional bodies; and

  • equip students with geo-information technology and utility management skills, enabling graduates to work competently and confidently as geographic information systems professionals in disciplines such as transport and logistics, and environmental, socio-economic, commercial and construction surveying; or as utility professionals in a discipline related to the survey, condition diagnosis, maintenance and management of underground facilities.


On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • apply appropriate mathematical and computing skills to solve problems and analyse data;

  • comprehend and apply geomatics concepts and theories;

  • understand geomatics technologies and apply them appropriately;

  • integrate various geomatics technologies to solve problems in a professional, timely and cost effective manner;

  • carry out and manage geomatics projects;

  • work with and supervise others in accordance with, and abiding by, society’s legal, ethical and professional standards; and

  • respond to advancements in geomatics and related technologies as part of their continuous, lifelong learning.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

For BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, the programme is accredited by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Land Surveyors Board Malaysia (LSB), The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES).


Career Prospects

Graduates of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics can become professional land surveyors, geo-information technology specialists or utility specialists.



The programme curriculum enables students to develop all-round skills ready for professional careers through subjects related to the land/utility surveying and geo-informatics industry and subjects related to languages, ethics and global engagement. Compulsory subjects are offered every year and in progressive patterns, whereas a group of elective subjects are offered. This combination of compulsory and elective subjects equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to comprehend basic and advanced technologies. These include basic surveying, positioning and navigation skills and advanced 3D mapping, modelling, visualisation skills related to the analysis of terrain, infrastructure, buildings, underwater environments, the underground world and even other planets, with emphases changing over time. Graduates are equipped with the highest caliber to pursue professional career and further education upon the two years of study.


More information on the curriculum and subjects offered can be found here.

Credit Required for Graduation

BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

  • A minimum of 62 credits is required


Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 

Dr ZHU Xiaolin
BSc, MSc, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics

Dr CHEN Si, Sissi
BA, BSc, MSc, PhD

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in relevant discipline areas such as

Higher Diploma in Geomatics or Land Surveying and Geo-informatics,

Higher Diploma in Information Technology (Web and Multimedia Development Stream), 

Associate Degree in Engineering, 

Associate Degree in Information Technology

or the equivalent.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 2766 5968; email: lsdept@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message

Being the only department in Hong Kong that offers qualifications and courses in Geomatics, the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) provides an enriching undergraduate experience and diversified career pathways to its students.


LSGI students are given many opportunities to acquire a wide range of knowledge, from traditional surveying to modern cutting-edge technologies. We are also being encouraged to learn not only from books but also from diverse experiences including survey camps, exchange programs and oversea internship. Looking back on my days in LSGI, it was eye-opening and life-changing that I collaborated with the brightest student, made friends for life from diverse backgrounds and was inspired by pioneering professors with passion for teaching. 


With the nurture and support from LSGI, my classmates and I were well-equipped with the professional knowledge and experience required to achieve an ideal career upon graduation and secured job offers. I am also very fortunate to have had an opportunity to study abroad as a MASc student in University of British Columbia in Canada so as to constantly explore and innovate new ideas to serve the society. 


Hope you can have a fruitful university life and find your own way in LSGI.

SUEN Wun Ki, Christine (graduate of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics in 2021)

If you are an active person who seeks for knowledge not solely from textbooks and theories, the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) can offer you a wonderful learning experience.


The curriculum includes practical exercises in managing a wide variety of survey equipment such as total stations, laser scanners, and drones. You will also have hands on experience in computer-aided drawing (CAD), building information modelling (BIM) and other mapping and surveying related software. Students can also choose electives among the land surveying, geo-informatics, and underground utilities subjects according to their preferred developing area.


I also enjoyed how communicative and close relationships are built among students and staff at LSGI, especially in particular lessons in smaller groups and with practical tasks. The staff in LSGI are enthusiastic in enhancing students’ learning experiences and are helpful in resolving students’ academic problems. Having conversations with them has always been enjoyable and encouraging.


LSGI has equipped me with all the essential knowledge to begin a professional career path in land surveying. The department has close links with the industry as there are entrepreneurs in the industry who are alumni of LSGI. During my undergraduate studies, I have also participated in various activities organised by professional bodies in the industry through the students’ society (LSGISS). These experiences have helped me gain a better understanding of the industry and orient myself in my future career plans. I am now working on the other side of the planet as an assistant geospatial surveyor in Birmingham, UK. What a world!

CHOW Angus (graduate of BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics in 2021)
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Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential and interest of applicants in the programme, and to assess their language and communication skills and understanding of the industry.

Date of Interview
Between December and July

About 20 minutes

Group interview

Suitable applicants may be invited to attend an interview.

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