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CIVL7025 - Practical Land Surveying

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Title:Practical Land Surveying
Long Title:Practical Field Surveying and Processing
Module Code:CIVL7025
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 8 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: JOHN P MURPHY
Module Description: This model develops the previous knowledge of surveying. The student will develop the ability to use specialist equipment to complete engineering surveys and setting out exercises. Advanced Levelling equipment, Total Stations and Global Positioning Systems will be used. The emphasis in this module is on the practical, field use of equipment for surveying and setting out.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Organise resources, record and process survey data using specialised equipment (eg Total Station, GPS, Digital Level)
LO2 Use computer applications to process and manipulate survey data
LO3 Use specialised equipment (eg Total Station, GPS, Digital Level) to set out construction works
LO4 Process and present in an appropriate format the outcomes of survey or setting out exercises
LO5 Work as the leader in a team carrying our surveying exercises
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 the learning outcomes of 'Introductory Land Surveying' or equivalent.
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Electromagnetic Distance Measurement
Construction and use of equipment. Sources of error and accuracy. Checking adjustment. Field procedures.
Total Stations
Data capture. Setup data. Feature codes, strings and digital ground modelling. Coordinate systems. Software and hardware requirements.
Setting out
Accuracy specification. Stages in setting out. Generation of setting out data. Methods of marking and referencing.
Data Processing
Data formats. Software systems. Digital Terrain Modelling. Data presentation, plans, sections and models. Calculation of volumes.
Global Positioning Systems
Introduction to practical Applications of Global Positioning Systems. Principles of operation. Space, control and user segments. Differential GPS.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Detail Survey and Assessment - Fieldwork, processing and report 1,2,4,5 40.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Processing and Presentation of Survey Data - Fieldwork, Laboratory, Report and assessment 2,4,5 35.0 Week 10
Written Report Set out construction works using Total Station, GPS or Level - Processing, Fieldwork and Report 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Sem End
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 instruction for practical work 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Practical field or laboratory work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Instruction and practice in use of equipment and computer applications 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of theory, Preparation for fieldwork and Report generation 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of instruction for practical work 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical field or laboratory work 4.0 Every Second Week 2.00
Tutorial Instruction and practice in use of equipment and computer applications 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of theory, Preparation for fieldwork and Report generation 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • William Irvine and Finlay Maclennan 2006, Surveying for construction, 5th Ed Ed., McGraw-Hill London [ISBN: 0-07-711114-1]]
  • J. Uren, W.F. Price, 2010, Surveying for Engineers, 5th Ed Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 0230221572]
  • W. Schofield, M. Breach 2007, Engineering surveying, 6th Ed 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
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_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCNMG_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 4 Elective
CR_CQTSU_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 4 Elective
CR_CMNGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 4 Elective
CR_CCECO_7 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying 4 Elective
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCONS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction 4 Elective

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