BSc Surveying


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1547A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Minimum No. of Credits Required 96
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for Advanced Standing I); 2 years (for Advanced Standing II)
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Our Target

We aim to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to i) participate in real estate and infrastructure developments, 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) apply a multi-disciplinary 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 major are expected to be in high demand.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and the following major-specific entrance requirements:
•   level 3 or above in HKDSE Mathematics;
•   grade C or above in GCE A Level Mathematics;
•   subject score of 4 or above in the IB Mathematics subject group; OR
•   other qualifications equivalent to any one of the above and approved by the University.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in Surveying and a CGPA ≥ 3.0 in the scale with 4.3 maximum or equivalent.

HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies (JS1201) through JUPAS.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue(Note: The catalogue for the 2021 cohort is for reference only. The 2022 catalogue will be published around July 2022.)

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.

Industrial Training and International Exchange

The College of 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 PRC and overseas. Through such placements, students will:

  • gain solid experience in a real-life work 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 Recognition

1. This Major is accredited by:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the form of partnership
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)

2. Graduates who are going to apply for entry to the APC scheme of Building Surveying Division (BSD) and Quantity Surveying Division (QSD) of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) have to complete the following courses:


  • CA2126 Measurement of Building Works
  • CA3214 Construction Economics
  • CA4229 Land Use Planning & Applied Valuation
  • CA4320 Cost Management of Building and Engineering Works


  • CA4229 Land Use Planning & Applied Valuation (for 2017 intake onward)
  • CA4623 Maintenance Technology and Management

Did You Know?

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