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Module

CEG3702 : Advanced Survey Fieldcourse

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Henny Mills
  • Lecturer: Dr Nigel Penna
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Mixed Location
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims of the module are:-

1.To provide the student with first hand experience of substantial real world applications of surveying such as precise monitoring, control, data capture and road design.
2.To build on and collate the existing skills acquired in Stages 1 and 2 and consolidate the learning within a practical environment
3.To allow the student to develop, more fully, the links between literature and theoretical based knowledge and field-based reality.
4.To further enhance group-based working, time management and core presentation and reporting skills.

Outline Of Syllabus

A residential fieldcourse in the UK consisting of eight days' duration in the surroundings of the British countryside held in September around the commencement time of Stage 3 studies. The course will integrate the material introduced in Stages 1 and 2 to real world survey problems, particularly from the perspective of precise monitoring, control, data capture and road design. This will be achieved through introductory lectures and pre-course study, survey design, field observation, analysis, presentation and reporting.
This fieldcourse will be subsidised by the School, although a minimised cost, of the order of £200, will be payable by each student for this course (external factors may require that the course be run in a non-residential manner from Newcastle).

The different survey observation techniques of total stations, GNSS and photogrammetry/laser scanning will be compared and contrasted for application to precise monitoring, control, data capture and road design, illustrating their complementarity and the role and importance of transformations, datums and data analysis methods such as least squares. Students will have the opportunity to develop practical field based skills, be introduced to new technologies and analytical techniques and be able to plan and structure their activities as a group.

The course will highlight practical problems and issues faced by surveyors when designing, collecting and analysing survey data. It will highlight real-world solutions and workarounds that give a flavour of the imperfectness and reality of survey data observation and analysis, outside the confines of academia.

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable