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CEG1703 : Surveying

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide a general introduction to plane and engineering surveying.

This module introduces students to the instrumentation, observation and computation procedures utilised in modern surveying practice. The construction and operating principles of engineering levels, theodolites, electromagnetic distance measurement (EDM) equipment, total stations and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), including the global positioning system (GPS), are all introduced in the lecture programme. Supporting practicals, that complement the theory taught in lectures, provide students with hands-on experience of our extensive range of contemporary instruments and the surveying workflow.

Outline Of Syllabus

Level, theodolite and total station instrumentation. Height determination methods. Angle and distance measurement. Errors and statistics. Horizontal and vertical control techniques. Ordnance Survey products and information. Detailing, setting out and area computation methods. Calibration and testing of instrumentation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:309:00Revision for exam (semester 2)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Electronic exam (semester 2)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:309:00Revision for exam (semester 1)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Electronic exam (semester 1)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Problem solving exercise Traverse Computation (Semester 2)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Problem solving exercise - Levelling project (Semester 1)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Computer Based
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical63:3021:00Assessed practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:307:00Equipment based
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study137:0037:00Reflective learning activities.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG1709Engineering Surveying I
CEG1712Fundamentals of Surveying I
CEG2717Fundamentals of Surveying II
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The study of surveying like many scientific subjects has its own language, methodologies and techniques. Additionally, the subject is underpinned by mathematics. The language, methodologies and techniques are delivered through the lecture and seminar series building to an in-depth study of basic surveying practice. Theoretical knowledge introduced in lectures is further practised and consolidated in formal practical sessions. The practical skills of the subject are practiced through an equipment based practical session.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1201A35Electronic Exam/Multiple Choice Exam
PC Examination1202A35Electronic Exam/Multiple Choice Exam
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CEG1709Engineering Surveying I1Electronic Exam/Multiple Choice Exam
CEG1712Fundamentals of Surveying I1Electronic Exam/Multiple Choice Exam
CEG2717Fundamentals of Surveying II2Electronic Exam/Multiple Choice Exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises1M9A levelling Project (approx. 2 sides of A4)
Prob solv exercises2M9Problem solving exercise, a traverse computation (calculate approx. 2 sides of A4)
Practical/lab report1M63 x 3.5 hour assessed practical sessions.
Practical/lab report2M63 x 3.5 hour assessed practical sessions.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment consists of two 120 minutes electronic examinations, the first in Semester 1, the second in Semester 2. The coursework pieces enable the students to apply the knowledge gained from lecture materials and further reading to practical examples. They present a variety of assessment from calculating a traverse to error finding in levelling. This will allow the assessment of a range of applied skills of students required for this degree course. NOTE: As the materials covered in Semester 1 are NOT repeated in Semester 2 then a student must pass both Semester 1 assessment (Combined exam and coursework) and Semester 2 assessment (Combined exam and coursework) in order to pass the module overall. This requirement will ensure that the learning outcomes for the module are met.

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