CEG1701 : SMS Fieldcourse
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Henny Mills
- Lecturer: Professor Jon Mills, Dr Ciprian Spatar
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To consolidate theory of plane surveying with practice.
To give experience in organisation and teamwork on a substantial exercise.
To introduce plan design and drafting.
To introduce concise and unambiguous scientific writing.
Geomatics and Physical Geography students attend one residential fieldcourse during their first year of study.
The fiedtrip during the Easter vacation will be subsidised by the School, however each student will be expected to pay a minimised cost between £100 and £200 for this fieldcourse.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction - risk assessments - importance of teamwork - survey planning - primary and secondary control surveys - detail surveying - cartography - report writing, career planning.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Coursework|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||1:00||11:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||11||9:00||99:00||11 day residential fieldcourse|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||9||3:00||27:00||Group learning activities|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||35:00||35:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The fieldcourse is designed to complement CEG1703 lectures and practicals by placing the theory and surveying practice learnt on that module into the context of an integrated topographic surveying project. Students undertake relevant risk assessment, teamworking, and cartographic production exercises as well as consolidating their plane surveying skills. A series of evening small group teaching activities facilitate progress through the duration of the fieldcourse.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||100||Coursework involves: Group work (75%) - field report and calculation and Individual assessment (25%) - report, approx. 1000 words.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The module is 100% coursework. This consists of several elements, including group reports and plots, individual critiques and plots, and staff and student peer assessment as well as attendance. The group submission includes a report of the group's activities, traverse diagrams and computations, fieldbooks and A1 plot of site detail and contours.
The assessment elements check the students understanding of surveying methodologies and how the theory and skills of surveying is applied in the field. It assesses the students ability to apply surveying techniques, and how to use data acquired in the field to calculate coordinates. Additionally, it assess the ability to translate coordinates into plotting and the mapping skills of students.