PolyU SPEED BSc (Hons) in Surveying - Part-time

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

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

Programme Code

84069-SUR (Part-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader & Award Leader

Dr Sandy TANG

MUrbDes, MA, PhD, PDip, MHKIS, MRICS

Commencement Date

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

4 years (Possible completion in 3 years)

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,020/ credit (DSR subjects);
HK$2,690/ credit (GUR subjects)

Academic Division

Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies

Programme Features

  • You will be equipped with fundamental knowledge and skills in the inter-disciplinary professions of land use, property development and construction management for your future employment and lifelong learning
  • After graduation, you will enter the Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Planning and Development, Property and Facility Management or General Practice Surveying profession as a trainee with full potential to become a full-fledged professional surveyor. Eventually, you will take a leading and strategic role in the profession and business of land use, property development and construction management and make contributions to the community
  • You will be taught with the disciplines of economics, law, management and technology related to surveying studies

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), the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) and the Property Management Services Authority**(PMSA).

 

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.
 

** 

This programme is recognised as a specified degree in property management by the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) and graduates can apply for property management practitioner (PMP) (Tier 1) Licence upon fulfilling relevant requirements of PMSA.

 

Future Prospects

Career Prospect 

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including Graduate/ Assistant Surveyor in the disciplines of Building Surveying, General Practice, Planning and Development, Property and Facility Management, Quantity Surveying or Management Trainee in the real estate and construction sector.
  • The average employment rate of graduates from 2020 to 2021 was 95%*, with the average starting salary around HK$21,000 in 2020*.

* Source: PolyU SPEED Graduate Employment Survey

 

Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous local universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Hong Kong.

Programme Structure

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

 

RequirementsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR) Note 19
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) 2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) Note 2
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
63
Compulsory9 subjects, 3 credits each
[except “Analytical Skills and Methods” (2 credits), “Capstone Project” (6 credits) and “Integrated Professional Workshop II” (4 credits)]
30
Elective11 subjects, 3 credits each33
Total72

 

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) 

 

Foundation (up to 3 subjects for students from non-construction-related disciplines only) Note 2

  • Construction Technology and Materials I
  • Integrated Professional Workshop I
  • 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
  • Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction
  • 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 CEF
  • 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 CEF
  • Cost and Value Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Engineering Contract Procedure
  • Environmental Impact and Assessment
  • Forecasting and Competition in the Built Environment
  • Information Technology and Building Information Modelling for Construction
  • Measurement, Documentation and Estimating

 

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).

 

Notes

1.  Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

2.  Students from non-construction-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Construction) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 3 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-real-estate and non-construction disciplines 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. An 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).