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 Faculty of Design and Environment

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying

Programme code DS145107

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.
Duration of Study
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Chai Wan) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
IVE Higher Diploma in Surveying OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core 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. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Design and Environment (Telephone No: 3890 8323).
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 (QS and PFM) Stream; and (2) Building Surveying, General Practice and Planning & Development (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, along with the current Building Information Modeling (BIM) skills, all of 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: 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. M.Phil. or Ph.D. research studies in surveying related areas.
Professional Recognition
The programme is fully accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.