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Faculty of Design and Environment

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying

Faculty & DepartmentDepartment of Environment, Faculty of Design and Environment and
Department of Construction Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology


Programme NameBachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying


Programme CodeCF125101 (Application via VTC Web-based Admissions System)


Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time: 4 Years (Year 1 Entry) / 2 Years (Year 3 Entry)


Medium of InstructionEnglish


Venue(s)Core modules would be conducted at THEi Kowloon Tong and Tsing Yi campuses and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.


Qualifications Framework Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying
QF Level: 5
QR Registration No.: 16/000216/L5
Validity Period: 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2021

Programme Aims

There is a significant demand for surveying services and quality graduates. The programme provides a highly vocational-oriented surveying degree supported by practical studies and work-integrated learning placement.

It also provides a choice of two multiple specialisations to enhance professional expertise and employability: (1) Quantity Surveying and Property & Facility Management Surveying (QS and PFM) Stream; (2) Building Surveying, General Practice Surveying and Planning & Development Surveying (BS, GP and PD) Stream.

The programme covers the core surveying areas of construction technology, real estate and development management, land and construction law and real estate economics and investment, which back up the professional roles and tasks at planning, development, construction, and occupancy phases of the building life cycle. It also emphasises general education and work-integrated learning. Graduates from this programme will therefore be professionally competent and contribute to social and global issues.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be employed in both public and private sectors as follows:

  1. Quantity surveyors: Architectural Services Department, Highways Department, Housing Department, Urban Renewal Authority, professional QS consultancy firms, developers, building and civil engineering contractors, insurance companies, etc.
  2. Property and facility management surveyors: Government Property Agency, developers, in-house service departments, property consultants, FM and property management companies, asset and property management companies, etc.
  3. Building surveyors: Buildings Department, Housing Department, Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong Housing Society, Urban Renewal Authority, developers, local and international property consultants, estates and technical departments in institutions and corporations, etc.
  4. General practice surveyors: Lands Department, Rating & Valuation Department, Housing Department, Government Property Agency, property and valuation consultants, developers, etc.
  5. Planning and development surveyors: Planning Department, town planning and development consultants, developers, etc. 


  1. Master degrees in specialty areas such as construction project management, real estate investment, urban planning, housing management, transport planning and construction law.
  2. MPhil or PhD research studies in surveying related areas.

Professional Recognition

Year-1 entry students:
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) has provisionally approved the BSc (Hons) in Surveying as a cognate degree programme for acceptable graduates for admissions to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Scheme.

Year-3 entry students:
Accreditation will be sought with the HKIS.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:

Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent.

Remarks :

  1. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. An "Attained" and an "Attained with Distinction" in an HKDSE relevant Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects can be counted for admission purpose. Relevant ApL subjects include: Interior Design, Environmental Engineering, Building Facilities Engineering and Building Technology.
  3. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.


Entrance Requirements for Year 3:

IVE Higher Diploma in Surveying OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study (subject to external accreditation).

  1. Bridging modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. Applicants should state their stream preference in their application. Admissions are subject to individuals’ educational backgrounds and places available.

For enquiry please contact Faculty of Design and Environment (Telephone No: 3959 7323) or Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505).

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2017/18 is $2,700 per credit point. Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.