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What will I learn?

Geo-Survey has become very critical for national, provincial and city governments, especially for public policy studies and public management. Many countries have formed the national agencies for geo-survey, such as US Geological Survey in USA. Chinese government has allocated ¥17 billion to start the geo-survey programme in 2013. Governmental units at every level are demanding new graduates and professionals with an advanced background in Geo-Survey for precise public management.

To meet this growing demand, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a leading institute in the field of GeoInformation Science and Earth System Science in Hong Kong, offers the first and unique Master of Science programme in Geo-survey and Public Management in the territory.

Students can study in either one year full-time or two years part-time programme.

The full-time programme provides a platform for experienced professionals or fresh graduates from universities to pursue an intensive course of study. It is expected to attract non-local students coming from Mainland China, Southeastern Asia and other parts of the world.

The part-time programme provides a flexible mode of study for local civil servants and commercial and academic professionals to pursue this degree.

Objectives:

  • Students get an appreciation of geo-information on national conditions,
  • Be knowledgeable in geo-survey and geo-analysis methods,
  • Be better prepared for public policy studies and precise public management.

Upon successful completion of this program, Students should be able to:

  • Select a proper method for related data collection of geo-survey,
  • Present and interpret the results of geo-survey with a proper geo-analysis method,
  • Participate in the planning work on early warning and crisis management, and
  • Analyze the public policies with geo-spatial modeling and geo-analysis methods.

Programme Structure

For full-time students, they are required to complete 28 units for graduation including 6 required courses , 2 elective courses and one project in one year.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$123,200.00 (12,51,524) per year
Paid by 2 installments
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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