Knowing our customers: A quantitative analysis of geomatics students

Shuk Ching Lilian Cheng

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In recent years, there have been considerable changes to the Hong Kong education system, some of which directly influence the management of tertiary education. At the same time, the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has also gone through stages of restructuring. These changes were necessary to adjust to the global broadening of the profession of land surveying to geomatics, and also to respond to the changing philosophy in university education. In order to promote effective geomatics education, a project is being conducted to analyse if these changes are beneficial to our graduates and employers in industry, based on the survey results performed on our graduates. First, patterns of changes in the Hong Kong secondary school education system, in the geomatics courses of the university, and in career requirements of the geomatics profession are identified. Second, a complete student profile, including details of entrance qualifications, attainments upon graduation, on-going careers and/or continuing post-graduate education, is analysed. The overall aims are to identify the preferred qualities of candidates to be admitted to our department, the preferred qualities of our graduates, and whether our curriculum has successfully transformed preferred candidates to preferred graduates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-341
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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