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CIVL6028 - Introductory Land Surveying

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Title:Introductory Land Surveying
Long Title:Introductory Land Surveying
Module Code:CIVL6028
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 11 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DES WALSH
Module Description: This module introduces students to Land Surveying. The student will study both the theory and practical application of Levelling, Linear Measuring, Angle Measurement and the Measurement of Buildings. In addition the student will develop the ability to use specialist surveying equipment to complete land surveying and building measurement tasks.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the principles of linear measuring to measure buildings, complete topographic mapping and to solve practical survey problems.
LO2 Undertake the field work and computation for levelling applications such as flying levelling, longitudinal sectioning and contouring.
LO3 Set up a total station or theodolite and complete distance and angle measurement.
LO4 Work as a member of a team to carry out a field survey.
LO5 Produce a written report detailing fieldwork, observations, calculations and results for practical surveying applications.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Maps and Plans
Understanding symbols. Coordinate Systems Northings and Eastings. Spot levels and gradients. Introduction to the Ordnance Survey. Internet resources for land surveying applications.
Linear measuring
Principles and techniques of linear surveying. Errors in measurement. Recording field detail. Obstructions to measurement. Plotting the survey. Measuring areas in plan. Measurement of buildings. Introduction to measurement of property boundaries.
Levelling
Setting up levelling instruments. Permanent adjustment of levelling instruments. Levelling procedure. Errors in levelling. Contouring. Longitudinal and Cross Sections. Setting out levels. Calculation of areas and volumes
Total Station or Theodolite
Instrument construction. Setting up procedure. Checking permanent adjustments. Measuring horizontal and vertical angles. Applied trigonometry.
Health and Safety
Health and Safety aspects of Surveying fieldwork. Requirements for surveyors operating on roads and public spaces.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Linear measuring - fieldwork, report and assessment. 1,3,4,5 20.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Data capture or angular measurement - fieldwork, report and assessment. 1,3,4,5 20.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Levelling survey and levelling applications - fieldwork, report and assessment. 2,4,5 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of Module content and fieldwork instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Preparation for fieldwork; analysis and reporting on fieldwork 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical demonstration and field practice 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material; preparation of reports 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of Module content and fieldwork instruction 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Preparation for fieldwork; analysis and reporting on fieldwork 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lab Practical demonstration and field practice 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material, preparation of reports 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 8.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • J.Uren and W.F.Price 2010, Surveying for Engineers, 5th Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 0230221572]
  • W. Schofield, M. Breach 2007, Engineering surveying, 6th Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 0-7506-6949-7]
  • William Irvine and Finlay Maclennan 2006, Surveying for Construction, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill London [ISBN: 0-07-711114-1]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Prendergast, P 2004, Best Practice Guidelines for Precise Surveying in Ireland, The Irish Institution of Surveyors Dublin [ISBN: 0-9533154-2-8]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.osi.ie
  • Website: Property Registration Authority of Irelandn/a
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 4 Elective
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 3 Mandatory
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CR_TARCH_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 4 Elective
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 3 Mandatory
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 2 Elective
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 3 Mandatory

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