FIG Peer Review Journal


Work-Integrated Geomatics Higher Education in Hong Kong (4359)

Steve Yau Wah Lam (Hong Kong SAR, China)
Mr. Steve Yau Wah Lam
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Land Surveying and Geoinformatics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, LSGI Dept.
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China
Corresponding author Mr. Steve Yau Wah Lam (email: lslams[at], tel.: + 852 27665964)

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Published on the web 2010-01-14
Received 2009-11-19 / Accepted 2010-01-14
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Congress 2010 in Sydney, Australia and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Congress 2010
ISBN 978-87-90907-87-7 ISSN 2308-3441


This paper first recalls the major problems of surveying profession in views of low student enrolment, aging practitioners, and inadequate employment in some location while having high demand in others; and, by referring previous reports, points out that sustainable curriculum, marketing, supporting lifelong learning and work-integrated education (WIE) for the profession are possible solutions to the problems. It then highlights the benefits of WIE and explains how WIE programmes have been organised under university-industry-government collaboration providing work-integrated learning experience and research for geomatics higher education in Hong Kong. Under the collaboration, benefits are found in the promotion of knowledge capabilities, facilities, research, teaching and learning, and communication.
Keywords: Education