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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying - Full-time

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying - Full-time

Programme Code

84059

Credits Required for Graduation

72 - 90 credits

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr Sandy TANG

MUrbDes, MA, PhD, PDip, MHKIS, MRICS

Commencement Date

07 Sep 2020

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,860/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,550/ credit (GUR subjects)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,145/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,805/ credit (GUR subjects)

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying aims to equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the inter-disciplinary professions of land, property and construction for their employability and lifelong learning. The Programme underpins surveying studies with the disciplines of economics, law, management and technology. Graduates will enter the professions of building surveying, quantity surveying, planning and development, property and facility management or general practice surveying as trainees with full potentials to become full-fledged professional surveyors and finally take leading and strategic roles in the profession and business of land, property and construction and make contributions to the community through their chosen professional services.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:

 

RequirementsCredits
General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as China-related)+, 3 credits each6
1 Service Learning OR Free Elective subject3
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only) *
0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
63 – 72
FoundationUp to 3 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)
0 – 9
Compulsory9 subjects, 3 credits each
[except “Analytical Skills and Methods” (2 credits); “Integrated Professional Workshop II” (4 credits); “Capstone Project” (6 credits)]
30
Elective11 subjects of the chosen discipline, 3 credits each33
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
176 hours of work-based learning experience

(Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE.
Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.)
Nil
Total72 – 90

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements.

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of subdegree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.


Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) 

 

Foundation (for students from non-construction-related disciplines only)

  • Integrated Professional Workshop I
  • Introduction to Construction Technology and Management
  • Introduction to Law to Construction and Real Estate

 

Compulsory (all 9 subjects)

  • Analytical Skills and Methods 
  • Capstone Project
  • Chinese Communication for Construction and Environment
  • Development Control Law  CEF
  • English for Construction and Environmental Professionals
  • Integrated Professional Workshop II
  • Integrated Professional Workshop III
  • Maintenance Technology and Management  CEF
  • Project Management and ProcurementCEF

Elective# (Students should choose one of the four disciplines listed below and complete 11 subjects under the discipline)

 

Building Surveying (BS)

  • Building Maintenance for Sustainability
  • Building Services II
  • Construction Contract Law and Administration
  • Construction Economics
  • Construction Technology and Materials II  CEF
  • Design, Adaptation and Conversion
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Impact and Assessment
  • Facilities Management
  • Measurement, Documentation and Estimating
  • Structure I

 

General Practice (GP)

  • Applied Property Investment
  • Applied Property Valuation
  • Asset Management
  • Business Valuation and Accounts
  • Property Law
  • Property Management Accounting
  • Property Management I  CEF
  • Property Valuation
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Marketing
  • Urban Economics and Property Investment

 

Planning & Development (PD)

  • Applied Property Investment
  • Asset Management
  • Business Valuation and Accounts
  • Property Law
  • Property Management Accounting
  • Property Management I
  • Property Valuation
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Marketing
  • Urban Economics and Property Investment
  • Urban Planning (Workshops)

 

Quantity Surveying (QS)

  • Building Services II
  • Construction Contract Law and Administration
  • Construction Economics
  • Construction Technology and Materials II
  • Cost and Value Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Engineering Contract Procedure
  • Environmental Impact and Assessment
  • Forecasting and Competition in the Built Environment
  • Measurement, Documentation and Estimating
  • Structure I

 

Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment. 

CEF

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course of this module (Bachelor of Science in Surveying) is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related disciplines.  Applicants with qualifications in non-construction-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

 

 Notes:

  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in related fields. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

Professional Recognition

The programme is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK (RICS), The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors** (HKIS) and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM).

 

** 

The accreditation by the HKIS covers five surveying divisions including the Building Surveying (BS) Division, General Practice (GP) Division, Planning and Development (PD) Division, Property and Facility Management (PFM) Division as well as Quantity Surveying (QS) Division.

Career Prospects

Students will be well prepared for careers in building surveying, general practice surveying (real estate), quantity surveying, and planning and development in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and overseas countries.

Enquiries

Programme Leader

Dr Sandy TANG

3746 0013

Programme Officer

Mr Ross YANG

3746 0054

Administrative Assistant

Ms Carita LAU

3746 0050