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BSc - Surveying

Year of Entry 2015
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1547
Mode of Study Full time
Programme Website Click here to open
Programme/Major Leader
Prof CHEUNG Sai On
Associate Programme/Major Leader
Dr YEUNG Daisy K L
BSc Quantity Surveying, MSc Project Management, PhD, FRICS, MHKIS, RPS(QS)

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Our Target

We aim to provide students with the necessary skills to i) participate in real estate and infrastructure development, ii) analyse building development proposals, iii)  appraise contemporary building science and engineering techniques, iv) advise on appropriate means of procurement, v) pursue financial control of construction projects and vi) employ a multidisciplinary approach to the management of construction processes.

Start Your Career Here

The construction industry has been one of the major drivers of the economies of Hong Kong and mainland China.  This trend is expected to continue in view of recent major infrastructure developments in Hong Kong. Surveyors will find career opportunities in many areas including real-estate development, construction, building economics, law, contracts, design, maintenance, project and facilities management and finance. Graduates of this programme are expected to be in high demand.

How You Get In

For Advanced Standing I, to be eligible for admission, students must satisfy CityU's General Entrance Requirements and have possessed one of the following:

  • Grade E or above in HKALE Applied Mathematics / Pure Mathematics;
  • Grade C or above in a GCE A Level Mathematics subject;
  • Subject score 4 or above in IB Mathematics subject group;
  • Other qualifications equivalent to either one of the above and approved by the University.


For Advanced Standing II (Senior-year Entry) [subject to approval]:

Applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in Surveying and a CGPA ≥ 3.0 in the scale with 4.3 maximum or equivalent.


HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after admission to the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.  For details, click here.

What You Will Be Studying


  • Technology: Construction Methods, Building Design and Appraisal, Building Science and Engineering, Materials and Products, Energy Utilisation, Fire Safety, Building Services, Building Structures and Maintenance Technology.
  • Communications: Information Systems, Professional Practice and Language.
  • Economics: Tendering Strategies, Life Cycle Costing, Budgets, Development Appraisal, Measurement and Valuation of Construction Work.
  • Law: Hong Kong Legal System, Law of Contract, Tort and Property, Construction Contracts, Building and Planning Control.
  • Management: Principles of Management, Supervision, Organisation, Planning, Decision-Making, Property and Project Management, and Computer Applications.



For details about the curriculum requirements, please click here.

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of Science and Engineering and the Department offer work placement opportunities through internship schemes that provide students with full-time job attachments to firms not only in Hong Kong, but also in the Pearl River Delta region and overseas. Through such placements, students will:

  • Gain solid experience in a real-life working environment;
  • Develop problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Learn the right attitudes towards work and professionalism; and
  • Broaden their experience and enhance their employability.

For details, please visit the College’s Co-operative Education website.

Furthermore, to help students to broaden their educational horizons, gain language experience and enhance their awareness of different cultures, the Department, College and University offer over 110 credit-bearing exchange programmes with various partner institutions around the world including universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

For details, please visit the University’s outbound exchange programme website.

Professional Accreditation

This programme has been accredited by the Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying Divisions of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. The programme has also been accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the form of a partnership.


Did You Know?

  • 100% of our graduates find jobs in related professional fields within six months of graduation.
  • Our programme includes an Industrial Attachment Scheme that the offers opportunity to gain practical industrial experience.
  • Under the Industrial Mentoring Scheme (Surveying), students of the programme have the opportunity to obtain advice from industrial mentors during their final two years of study.