Full Title:Surveying 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CENG E7009
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module expands upon the concepts introduced in Surveying 1 and will enable the student to accurately carry out land surveys and set out woks on site.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify surveying instruments and varying techniques used in a modern construction industry.
  2. Recognize situations which warrant the use of the varying surveying practices.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the various surveying techniques and operate modern surveying instruments.
  4. Relate this knowledge, comprehension and application by carrying out surveys and setting out works both as individuals and in groups.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Tacheometry and Electromagnetic Distance Measurement
Evolution and principles of EDM,
The Total Station
Pulsed and phased systems, factors affecting accuracy, instrument features, applications of the instrument,
Traverse Surveys
Types of traverse, basic principles of traversing, fieldwork, traversing calculations, rectangular co-ordinates, traverse co-ordinate calculation, plotting rectangular co-ordinates, calculation of a closed traverse, co-ordinate problems,
Global Positioning Systems
Principles of GPS, errors in GPS, differential GPS, procedures, equipment, terrestrial reference frame, future developments
Curve Ranging
curve geometry, curve elements, designation of curves, setting out curves (calculations), obstructions, vertical curves, transition curves.
Setting Out Construction Works
Principles, techniques, pegs at specified distance and bearing, roadways, small buildings, large buildings, checking verticality, vertical control, peg at specified level, floor levels, inverts levels, slope stakes, large excavations.
Modern Surveying Technologies
3D Laser Scanning, GIS software, Satellite positioning systems, LIDAR, Hydrographic Surveying,
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Throughout the semester, between 8 to 10 practical exercises will be held in the field, reflecting the theory covered in lecturers, enabling the student to put in to practice the skills and knowledge gained and become proficient with the use of the various surveying instruments and techniques 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A 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.
Reassessment Description
Students shall also be offered appropriate alternative assessments in place of recoverable elements of coursework for completion prior to the summer break / during the subsequent semester / for consideration prior to the repeat examination board meeting. Elements of coursework which the programme board have agreed are non-recoverable are clearly communicated to students at the start of each semester.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Irvine and MacLennan 2006, Surveying for Construction, Fifth Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 13 978-0-07-711114-4]
  • Bannister, Raymond and Baker 1998, Surveying, 7th Ed., Longman [ISBN: 0-582-20349-8]
  • W Schofield and M Breach 2007, Engineering Surveying, 6th Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 978-0-7506-6949-8]
  • Uren and Price 2010, Surveying for Engineers, 5th Ed., Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230221574]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory