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CEG2705 : Survey Mathematics (Inactive)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To present and describe the mathematical skills which are essential for a better understanding of various aspects of surveying, many of which rely upon, or develop from, a mathematical background.

Module Summary

This module will further the mathematical skills which are essential for a better understanding of various aspects of surveying, many of which rely on, or develop from, a mathematical background.

Outline Of Syllabus

Elementary differentiation
Partial differentiation
Expansions & linearisation
Stationary points of functions of two variables
Matrix algebra – revision
Inverse via the adjoint
Eigenvalues & e-vectors
Rotation matrices
Spherical coordinates
Intro. to vector calculus
Laplace’s equation & gravity
Set theory & Boolean algebra
Truth tables

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00Synchronous On Line Material
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials181:0018:00Non Synchronous Activities
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion151:0015:00Completion of in course assignments
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Alternative Assessment Prep
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops51:005:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00Office hours or discussion board activity
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study331:0033:00Preparation time for lectures, background reading and course review
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Non-synchronous online materials are used for the delivery of theory and explanation of methods, illustrated with examples, and for giving general feedback on assessed work. Workshops and synchronous online sessions are used to help develop the students’ abilities at applying the theory to solving problems and to identify and resolve specific queries raised by students, and to allow students to receive individual feedback on marked work. Students who cannot attend a present-in-person session will be provided with an alternative activity allowing them to access the learning outcomes of that session. In addition, office hours/discussion board activity will provide an opportunity for more direct contact between individual students and the lecturer: a typical student might spend a total of one or two hours over the course of the module, either individually or as part of a group.

Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M20N/A
Written exercise1M20N/A
Written exercise1M60Alternative Assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The course assessments allow the students to develop their problem solving techniques, to practise the methods learnt in the module, to assess their progress and to receive feedback; these assessments have a secondary formative purpose as well as their primary summative purpose.

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