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Module

CEG8709 : Introduction to Surveying for Town Planning

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Nigel Penna
  • Lecturer: Dr Christopher Pearson
  • 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 concepts and instrumentation.
To develop skills in fundamental survey observations and teamwork.

This module introduces students to the concepts, instrumentation, observation procedures and basic computations utilised in modern surveying practice. The construction and operating principles of survey levels, theodolites, electromagnetic distance measurement (EDM) equipment and total stations, 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 stations; testing of instrumentation.

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 completion181:3081:30Independent study and work on assessments, including reviewing non-synchronous lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:3010:30Assessed practicals. PiP - held off campus
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:004 hrs of present-in-person lectures/seminars;
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00Synchronous online seminars
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CEG1703Surveying
CEG1712Fundamentals of Surveying I
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The study of surveying, as with many scientific subjects, has its own language, methodologies and techniques. Additionally, the subject is underpinned by mathematics. The language, methodologies and techniques are delivered through the lecture series building to an in-depth study of basic surveying practice. Theoretical knowledge introduced in lectures is further practised and consolidated in formal practical sessions. The practical skills of the subject are practised through equipment based practical sessions.
Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances. 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

Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CEG1703Surveying1Multiple Choice, Electronic Exam.
CEG1712Fundamentals of Surveying I1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M153 x 3.5 hr practical (assessed at time of delivery)
Prob solv exercises1M55Survey computations (1 @ 25%, 1 @ 30%)
Essay1M30Essay on surveying concepts and instrumentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Surveying encompasses a suite of practical, computational, analytical and expressive skills. Therefore the assessments vary to ensure these skills (and respective knowledge and understanding) are assessed, including fieldwork for practical skills.

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