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Geomatics (Geographic Information Systems), MSc., PGDip.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Designed for professionals in geographic information systems (GIS), surveying or related fields, this programme equips students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills that are required to specialise in GIS or land and engineering surveying.

Students must complete 7 subjects, including at least 4 Core Subjects, and a Dissertation that is pertinent to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Surveying. The Dissertation is optional. Alternatively, students can choose a Geomatics Project and one more Core Subject, in either GIS or Surveying, depending on their stream.

The MSc in Geomatics provides a great platform for obtaining both theoretical knowledge and practical opportunities. The outstanding teachers and well-organized courses guide students to establish good study and research habits, together with a deep understanding of cutting-edge technology for land surveying and geo-informatics, especially the newly developed techniques applied in Hong Kong. The dissertation also offers a valuable opportunity for students to conduct individual research on a particular subject under the guidance of teachers.


The MSc programme has been accredited by:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS);
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS);
  • The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES); and
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineering Surveyors (HKIES). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Geographic Information Systems Engineering
  •  Spatial Data Visualisation & Modeling
  •  Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  •  Satellite Positioning & Navigation
  •  Advanced Surveying
  •  Principles of Geographic Information Systems
  •  Spatial Data Acquisition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in engineering, science or technology;OR
  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours in other relevant disciplines [such as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography]^;OR
  • A professional qualification plus relevant work experience related to Surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)^.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    537 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 537 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    537 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 537 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • HK$4,200 per credit for local students
  • HK$4,200 per credit for non-local students

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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