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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Geospatial Science and Land Surveying

Programme code EG114143

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Sha Tin) - 30
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
  5. For details please contact Department of Engineering : IVE (Sha Tin) : 2256 7500
Programme Aims
This programme aims to train para-professionals on land surveying and geographic information technology.
To support Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint, allow students to develop a 3D spatial database and apply spatial data in the innovative development of smart cities.

This programme will also provide language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as assistant land surveyors, survey officers (Land/Cartographic), technical officers (Land/Photogrammetry/Cartographic), GIS specialists, GIS consultants, etc., in various government departments, consultants and contractors. They can also pursue further studies for career advancement to become professional surveyors in the geospatial industry.
Graduates may apply for admission to relevant degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities,  including:
  1. BSc (Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Upon admission to the above programmes, graduates can apply for credit exemption. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis.

Graduates can also apply for admission to overseas universities and direct entry to the second year of study is generally accepted.
Professional Recognition
The Department will seek the following professional institutions to recognize our graduates from this programme satisfying the academic requirement of its Associate membership :
  1. The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) - Land Surveying Division
  2. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Graduates with relevant work experience and academic qualifications are eligible to pursue become land surveying professionals.
  1. 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.
  2. This programme is newly offered in AY 2022/23. The validation of programme will be conducted in 2022.