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CEG2712 : Engineering Surveying II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Nigel Penna
  • Lecturer: Dr Henny Mills
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aim of the module is:-

To provide an introduction to engineering surveying computations and error analysis.
To further develop skills in fundamental survey observations and teamwork.
To place theory into context through a series of engineering surveying case studies.

This module introduces students to the computational procedures utilised in modern engineering surveying practice. Horizontal and vertical control schemes, detailing and engineering setting out are all introduced in the lecture programme. Context is provided through example case studies of major engineering surveying projects. Supporting practicals, that complement the theory taught in lectures, provide students with hands-on engineering surveying experience using our extensive range of contemporary instruments.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to survey computations and error analysis; design, practice and computation of horizontal and vertical control schemes; detailing and setting out; third party mapping products; area and volume calculations; quality assurance in surveying.
Quality assurance and specifications in surveying.
Engineering case studies.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00PC Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion200:3010:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:3012:30Project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical48:0032:00Assessed practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study119:3019:30Lecture follow up work and reading.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the underlying engineering science.

Practicals and project work support the lecture material through hands-on experience.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1202A50PC based multiple choice exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M504x8 hrs practical + 2 computations & writeup of the 4 practicals. Approx 10 pages, including computations,diagrams,map & discussion.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. Projects enable more realistic engineering surveying problems to be set and the student’s understanding to be assessed. Satisfactory participation at each of the four practical sessions is rewarded by marks in order to ensure students gain hands-on experience, thereby building confidence and reinforcing the theory from the lectures.

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