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CIVL7024 - Land Surveying Control

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Title:Land Surveying Control
Long Title:Surveying Control, Adjustment and Detail
Module Code:CIVL7024
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: JOHN P MURPHY
Module Description: This module builds on previously acquired knowledge of surveying. The learner will study methods of horizontal and vertical control of surveying and setting out. Field and design data will be processed using manual and computer methods to produce areas, volumes and setting out information.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Establish control for a survey and carry out appropriate error adjustment
LO2 Use advanced surveying equipment such as EDM or GPS equipment to carry out a detail survey
LO3 Calculate setting out data for construction works to an appropriate level of accuracy
LO4 Process a survey using appropriate computer software and internet resources
LO5 Produce a written report detailing resource requirements, organisation of fieldwork, analysis and processing of survey data
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).
No recommendations listed
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.

The learner is expected to be familiar with surveying theory and procedures. The learner must have achieved at the learning outcomes of 'Introductory Land Surveying' or equivalent
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Horizontal and Vertical Control
Principles of horizontal and vertical control in surveying and setting out. Methods and levels of accuracy.
Traversing
Principles of traversing. Open and closed traverses. Bearings, latitudes and departures. Computation of coordinates and adjustment of errors. Plotting traverse surveys.
Electromagnetic Distance Measurement
Electromagnetic distance measurement theory. Construction and use of equipment. Sources of error and accuracy. Field procedures. Setting out using EDM
Setting out
Principles of setting out. Setting out by coordinates. Calculation of setting out data for horizontal and vertical curves. Setting out transition curves. Acceptance criteria for accuracy in setting out.
Areas and Volumes
Calculation of regular and irregular areas and volumes from survey data. Use of mathematical approximation techniques. Calculation by computer processing.
Global Positioning Systems
Description of Global Positioning Systems. GNSS, Glonass and Galileo. Space Control and User Segments. Use for land surveying, control and detailing.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work35.00%
End of Module Formal Examination65.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Surveying or setting out detail using EDM or GPS equipment 1,2,5 15.0 Week 5
Written Report Fieldwork, computer laboratory processing and written report of detail survey 2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 65.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Survey fieldwork 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial Manual and/or computer data processing 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture material, fieldwork processing and preparation of reports 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 9.00
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 3.0 Every Second Week 1.50
Lab Survey fieldwork 3.0 Every Third Week 1.00
Tutorial Manual and/or computer data processing 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture material, fieldwork processing and preparation of reports 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 11.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William Irvine and Finlay Maclennan 2006, Surveying for construction, 5th Ed., McGraw-Hill London [ISBN: 0-07-711114-1]
  • J. Uren, 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]
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: www.cices.org
  • Website: www.irish-surveyors.ie
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory

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