College of Engineering

BSc Surveying

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40 (For Overall Senior Year Entry: 1547A, 1698A and BG20)

Normal Duration of Programme
2 years (For Senior Year Entry)
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Why BSc Surveying?

Surveying nurtures professionals to become the gatekeepers of built facilities. Surveyors are always regarded by the general public as building economists, contract advisors, doctors and managers. The duties of quantity surveyors are to ensure a construction project is within budget and free of unnecessary contractual risks. As for the building surveyors, they uphold the standards of the building regulations by inspecting and approving the building design, examine the safety performance of existing buildings, etc. Surveyors’ legal, economic and technical knowledge in construction make them very sought after for managing a project.

Themes of Study

  • Construction law and dispute resolution
  • Construction economics
  • Project management
  • Construction technology
  • Building regulations and control
  • Building inspection
Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

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.

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme’s curriculum structure, please visit the ‘Undergraduate Catalogue’.

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 a number of 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.