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Module

CEG1712 : Fundamentals of Surveying I

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Nigel Penna
  • Lecturer: Professor Jon Mills
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

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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