CEG1709 : Engineering Surveying I
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Nigel Penna
- Lecturer: Professor Jon Mills
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
To provide a general introduction to engineering surveying instrumentation.
To develop skills in fundamental survey observations and teamwork.
To understand the importance of measurement precision and accuracy in engineering surveying.
This module introduces students to the instrumentation and observation procedures utilised in modern engineering 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
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to the basic concepts of engineering surveying on a plane surface; Height determination by spirit levelling; angle measurement by theodolite; distance measurement techniques including EDM; basic positioning using total station, terrestrial laser scanners and global positioning techniques; testing, calibration and setting out of instrumentation.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Project - Individual submission, computation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||3:30||10:30||Assessed practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||52:30||52:30||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Jointly Taught With
|CEG1712||Fundamentals of Surveying I|
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 series building to an in-depth study of basic surveying practice. Theoretical knowledge introduced in lectures is further practiced and consolidated in formal practical sessions. The practical skills of the subject are practised through an equipment based practical session.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||120||1||A||70||Multiple choice, electronic exam|
|CEG1703||Surveying||1||Multiple choice, electronic exam|
|CEG1712||Fundamentals of Surveying I||1||Multiple choice, electronic exam|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||12||3 x 3.5 hour practical|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||18||Individual submissions, computation (3-4 sides of A4).|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The rational for assessment is appropriate as individual student projects are designed to assess theoretical understanding as the course progresses. Practical skills are practised through fieldwork. Finally, the examination (multiple choice) provides a balance of questions drawn from the materials presented throughout the module testing both knowledge and understanding.