48320 Surveying6cp; 2hpw (lecture), 3hpw (field work/tutorial)
Fields of practice: Civil Engineering program
This subject enables students to become competent in the theory and practice of basic surveying skills, and be able to use basic surveying equipment such as levels and theodolites. Students learn how to perform the calculations and reductions of observations associated with this equipment and to be aware of the likely errors that may occur during observations and of methods to eliminate or minimise such errors. Other surveying skills developed include making accurate distance measurements over short distances using tapes, and awareness of the advantages of modern developments in this field such as electronic distance measuring equipment. Students are able to perform a simple traverse and associated calculations for the engineering applications of surveying. The stadia method is discussed in class and may be used as a data-gathering tool in a practical exercise. The applications of modern computer programs to reduce data for, and the plotting of, detail and contour plans are introduced. Services of professional surveyors are explained, as are engineering situations where surveyors must be engaged.
Professional practice of surveying and engineering are emphasised during all classes.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125