CEG8709 : Introduction to Surveying for Town Planning
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- 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 surveying instrumentation.
To develop skills in fundamental survey observations and teamwork.
This module introduces students to the instrumentation and observation procedures utilised in modern surveying practice. The construction and operating principles of survey 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.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to the basic concepts of surveying on a plane surface; Height determination by spirit levelling; angle measurement by theodolite; distance measurement techniques including EDM; basic positioning using total station and GNSS; testing and calibration of instrumentation.
|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||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||3:30||10:30||Assessed practicals|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|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
|CEG1709||Engineering Surveying I|
|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 practised 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.|
|CEG1709||Engineering Surveying I||1||Multiple Choice, Electronic Exam|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||12||3 x 3.5hr practical (assessed at time of delivery)|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||18||Individual submissions, computation (3-4 sides of A4).|
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 fieldwork. Finally, the examination (multiple choice) provides a balance of questions drawn from the materials presented throughout the module testing both knowledge and understanding.