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CEG2717 : Fundamentals of Surveying II

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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.

Outline Of Syllabus

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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:3010:00Revision for Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Project
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:3010:30Assessed at time of delivery
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study147:3047:30Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.
Jointly Taught With
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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 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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70Multiple Choice, Electronic Exam
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M153 x 3.5 hour practical (assessed at time of delivery)
Prob solv exercises2M15Individual submission, computation (3-4 sides of work)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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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