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Module

CEG1703 : Surveying

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Nigel Penna
  • Lecturer: Dr Henny Mills, Professor Jon Mills
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide a general introduction to plane and engineering surveying.
This module introduces students to the concepts, instrumentation, observation and computation procedures utilised in modern surveying practice. The construction and operating principles of engineering levels, theodolites, electromagnetic distance measurement (EDM) equipment and total stations, 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 and the surveying workflow.

Outline Of Syllabus

To introduce the principles of locating relative positions in space and to put them into practice through a study of instrumentation and field methods for data capture, and the computations involved when surveying small areas. Students should also have an understanding of the fundamental principles of plane and engineering surveying and the importance of controlling associat

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1161:30161:30Independent study and work on assessments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture71:007:00Seven hours of online synchronous seminars.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical73:3024:30Assessed present-in-person practicals (five held off campus, two held on campus in semester 2)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00Seminars - synchronous online
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG1712Fundamentals of Surveying I
CEG2717Fundamentals of Surveying II
CEG8709Introduction to Surveying for Town Planning
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The study of surveying, as with 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 and seminar 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.
Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances. Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M50Spread over semester 1
Portfolio2M50Spread over semester 2
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessment in semester 1 consists of 3 practical assessed at time of delivery (7.5%), Survey computations 1 (12.5%), survey computations 2 (15%) and an essay on surveying concepts and instrumentations (15%).

Assessment in Semester 2 consists of 3 practical assessed at time of delivery (7.5%), Survey computations 3 (15%)and an essay on development in terrestrial surveying (20%)

Surveying encompasses a suite of practical, computational, analytical and expressive skills. Therefore the assessments vary to ensure these skills (and respective knowledge and understanding) are assessed, including fieldwork for practical skills.

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