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Module

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
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

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 completion120:0020:00Group analysis and report on field practicals
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Non-synchronous Online
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Computational exercises
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading33:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops31:003:00Post-field practical debrief and briefing ahead of next sequential task - Synchronous Online
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork38:0024:00PiP - 3 all-day field practicals (130) each will need x 3
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00Background reading and study of lecture materials
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Traditionally PiP lectures, help sessions, and field and computer practicals. This year will see mainly asynchronous lectures and drop-in sessions instead of PiP surgeries. Field practicals still need to be PiP. Computer practical can be done remotely. Learning outcomes involve the student gaining proficiency in observational and computational surveying skills, which requires real field experience.

Alternative will be offered to students who are unable to be present in person.

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
Practical/lab report2M70Individual survey computations to be done via NUMBAS computations,diagrams,map & discussion.
Prob solv exercises2A30Summer term, in run-up to field practicals
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 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.

Reading Lists

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