BSc Surveying


Academic Year of Entry 2020/21
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1215
BSc Surveying
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 28 (local students)
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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General Enquiries
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Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements.

First-Year Curriculum

Common Year Curriculum under Departmental-based Admission (subject to review) 

Common Year Curriculum


No. of CUs (credit units)


GE English/EAP (6 CUs)

• GE1401 University English (3 CUs); and
• Discipline-specific English (3 CUs)


College Specified GE Courses (9 CUs)

College Specified GE courses for normative four year degree:


Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra I/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra I

3 CUs


Calculus and Basic Linear Algebra II/
Enhanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II

3 CUs


Introduction to Computer Studies/
Introduction to Computer Programming

3 CUs

Any GE Courses (3 CUs)

Take any GE Course (3 CUs) from the following:
• GE1501 Chinese
• GE courses from the distributional areas:
  Area 1: Arts and Humanities
  Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organisations
  Area 3: Science and Technology

Courses specified by CSE Departments (6 CUs)

• CA1166 Professionals and Society (3 CUs)
• CA1167 Engineering Communication (3 CUs)


College Requirements (Science Courses) (6 CUs)

Choose two from the following three subject areas:
• PHY1201 General Physics I
• BCH1100 Chemistry
• BCH1200 Discovery in Biology


Total No. of CUs (credit units)




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.

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 Accreditation

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.