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Associate of Science in Surveying
Programme
Associate of Science in Surveying
理學副學士(測量學)
Award Title
Associate of Science in Surveying
理學副學士(測量學)
Offering Academic Unit
Division of Building Science and Technology
Mode of Study
Full-time
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Normal Period of Study

2 years

Maximum Period of Study

4 years

Credit Units Required for Graduation

69 or 72 credit units

Programme Aims

The Associate of Science in Surveying aims to produce graduates to possess:
  • specialist and content-based knowledge and skills related to surveying professionals to enable them to work as a competent associate professional(s) in the surveying and construction industry; and 
  • intellectual abilities and transferable skills to apply skills and strategies in  learning, to deal with problems creatively, to communicate, interact and work well with people, and to operate across discipline and professional boundaries. 
The graduates are expected to have a broad-based academic foundation and practical skills in surveying to enter into an international workplace or to continue education in local and overseas universities.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
 

A. Subject Knowledge and Understanding


  • Describe the nature of the surveying professions, and their operations within the legal, social, economic, health and safety, technological, environmental and global context;
  • Distinguish key concepts, theories and principles used in surveying including measurement, legal principles, economic theory and applied economics, design, construction, maintenance and management of buildings;
  • Assess the economical management and legal issues in surveying professions and industries and their future application;
  • Apply the relevant aspects of surveying knowledge and the professional and ethical responsibilities within the context of regulatory requirements; and
  • Explain the linkages between various elements of the surveying disciplines, and the relationships between the surveying discipline and other related disciplines operating in the built environment.

B. Practical Professional Skills

  • Conduct inspections, prepare reports for diagnosis of cause and mechanism of failure, and give advice and appropriate recommendations;
  • Assess compliance with statutory and non-statutory controls on building development to ensure public health and safety;
  • Assess the maintenance requirements of buildings, structures and other properties to determine and implement operational maintenance policies;
  • Apply the principles of property management to upkeep the building standard and enhance the value of the building and surrounding environment;
  • Recognize the principles of land use planning, and apply the knowledge in the control and use of land resources;
  • Distinguish various purposes of valuation, and conduct valuations using a variety of methodologies and techniques according to the relevant standards and guidelines
  • Prepare estimates, cost plans and tender documents for proposed projects  including use of appropriate standard methods of measurement and drafting preliminaries, preambles, specifications and contract conditions;
  • Assess the rationale for using different procurement methods to suit the specific project requirements and formulate the appropriate tendering procedures and contractual arrangements
  • Use various standard forms of contract to appreciate the various contractual arrangements, and study in details the procedures for cost and time matters; and
  • Relate a building contract to carry out day-to-day contract administration of a project.

C. Intellectual and Transferable Skills

  • Communicate information effectively and persuasively in oral, written and graphic presentation by adopting the methods and techniques that are appropriate to specific situations;
  • Apply interpersonal, teamwork, self-management and life-long learning skills;
  • Select and apply information technology in general and in surveying professions;
  • Investigate problems of a routine nature through collecting, analysing and interpreting the relevant information and data systematically, evaluating various options critically, and proposing solutions independently;and
  • Have the confidence to enter into an international workplace.

Programme RequirementsCatalogue Term : Semester A 2020/21



1. Chinese Language (0 - 3 credit units)

(a) For students who possess Level 3 or below in HKDSE Chinese Language, or Grade E or below in HKAS Level Chinese Language and Culture (or equivalent): 
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
CHIN1001University Chinese I3

(b) For students who possess Level 4 or above in HKDSE Chinese Language, or Grade D or above in HKAS Level Chinese Language and Culture (or equivalent):


Students are not required to study the University Chinese Course.


2. English Language (6 credit units)

(a) For students who possess Level 2 or below in HKDSE English Language, or below Grade E in HKAS Level Use of English (or equivalent): 
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
LC0009English Foundation Course for Associate Degree Students0
LC1002English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students I3
LC1003English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students II3

(b) For students who possess Level 3 in HKDSE English Language, or Grade E in HKAS Level Use of English (or equivalent): 

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
LC1002English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students I3
LC1003English Enhancement Course for Associate Degree Students II3

(c) For students who possess Level 4 or above in HKDSE English Language, or Grade D or above in HKAS Level Use of English (or equivalent): 


Students are not required to study the English Enhancement Courses for Associate Degree Students. However, students are required to complete 6 credit units of courses in the English and Chinese course list approved by the University. 


3. Gateway Education (6 credit units)

    Two Gateway Education (GE) courses from different areas:
  • Area 1: Arts and Humanities
  • Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
  • Area 3: Science and Technology

4. Programme Core Courses (57 credit units) 

Students are required to take the following core courses to satisfy the programme requirements: 
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitsRemarks
BST12315Technology for Living Environment3*
BST12624Science for Human Comfort3*
BST12781Building Communication3*
BST12415Economics3*
BST12712Legal Studies3*
BST12752Building Measurement 13
BST13162Building and Environmental Control3
BST22231Design and Specification3
BST22316Construction Technology3
BST22331Construction Materials & Structures3
BST22611Building Services3
BST22713Construction Contract Administration3
BST22721Property Management3
BST22731Building Cost Studies3
BST22741Maintenance Technology and Management3
BST22755Procurement Practice3
BST22762Real Estate Valuation3
BST22764Estate Agency & Marketing3
BST22765Planning and Development3

*  Programme Core Courses counting towards generic content.
 
Total credit units:
= University Language Requirements (6 or 9 credit units) + Gateway Education (6 credit units) + Programme Core Courses (57 credit units) 
= 69 or 72 credit units

Professional Recognition

This programme is accredited by the following professional body:

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)