The department emphasizes on interdisciplinary study, and
concentrates its research on the areas of theory of land economics,
land management, urban and regional planning, and land
surveying. In order to meet students’ interests and academic
development, when entering the department undergraduate
prospective students can choose from one of the three programs:
land management, land resources planning, and geomatics.
All three programs share some common ground; some core
courses are required be taken by all the students. However, the
students of all the three programs are able to specialize in their
interests through the respective curriculum specifically designed
each program. The department reexamines the curricula of the
department and of the programs every three years to keep pace
with the progress in the society and academia, and to achieve her
missions of preparing students to cope with the social development
and to become experts in both the public and private sectors.
Currently, there are 24 full-time faculty members in the department,
and all of them hold a doctoral degree. They are all specialized in
certain distinctive research areas, such as land use and control,
real estate appraisal, urban planning, urban renewal, land and
environmental laws, the theory of land economics, urban growth
management, real estate investment and development, land surveying,
public policy analysis.