|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide a general introduction to plane surveying building on the basic observational skills acquired in Fundamentals of Surveying I. Focus is on the processing of surveying observations and understanding the impact of associated errors. To further develop skills in survey observations and teamwork.
This module further embeds students' understanding of theory and practice in the survey instrumentation, observation and computation procedures utilised in modern surveying practice. Students will further develop their experience of our extensive range of contemporary instruments and the surveying workflow.
Introduction to the theory and computations for determination of plan and height coordinates within an appropriate coordinate system sufficient to allow subsequent detailed map production and monitoring surveys. Examination of all associated Errors and statistics. Detailed study of pre-requisites for the establishment of Horizontal and Vertical control Networks. Ordnance Survey products and information. Detailing, setting out and area computation methods. Calibration and testing of instrumentation.
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||0:00||Project|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||0:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||0:00||Revision for Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||3:30||10:30||10:30||Assessed at time of delivery|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||48:00||48:00||0:00||N/A|
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 practised and consolidated in formal practical sessions. The practical skills of the subject are practiced through an equipment based practical session.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||A||70||Multiple Choice, Electronic Exam|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||15||3 x 3.5 hour practical (assessed at time of delivery)|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||15||Individual submission, computation (3-4 sides of work)|
The rationale for assessment is appropriate as individual student projects are designed to assess theoretical understanding as the course progresses. Practical skills are practised through the formal practical sessions. Finally, the examination (multiple choice) provides a balance of questions drawn from the materials presented throughout the module testing both knowledge and understanding.
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