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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 instrumentation, observation and computation procedures utilised in modern surveying practice. The construction and operating principles of engineering 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 of our extensive range of contemporary instruments and the surveying workflow.

Outline Of Syllabus

Level, theodolite and total station instrumentation. Height determination methods. Angle and distance measurement. Errors and statistics. Horizontal and vertical control techniques. Ordnance Survey products and information. Detailing, setting out and area computation methods. Calibration and testing of instrumentation.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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