CENG E7004 - Surveying 1

Full Title:Surveying 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CENG E7004
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Introducing the fundamentals of surveying for civil engineers with a particular emphasis on practical appliction of surveying techniques.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Interpret maps and apply measurement, mensuration and scale calculations
  2. Plan surveys and collect data using tape, level and theodolite as an individual and as part of a group
  3. Analyse survey data and assess the sources and effects of errors
  4. Communicate survey data by producing properly scaled maps, contour drawings and cross sections

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Understanding maps and Plans
Understanding and using maps and plans
Using scale for plotting and measurement
Linear Surveying
Surveying sites using tapes
Plotting Surveys
Accurately plotting surveys using appropriate scales and symbols
Using instruments to measure, record and calculate elevations
Errors in surveying
Predicting, assessing and mitigating errors in surveying
Producing contour drawings and using contours for volume and gradient calculations.
Cross Sections
producing and using cross sections for volume calculation
Setting up, operating and checking theodolites
Calculating and using coordinates
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation 10 to 20 weekly practicals will reinforce the theory covered in lectures and allow students to develop practical surveying skills. Practicals will include using chains and tapes, levels, theodolites, total stations, producing maps and generating contours. 1,2,3,4 50.00 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 1,2,3,4 50.00 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
The form of reassessment has been more clearly articulated in all relevant module descriptors. Students shall be offered appropriate alternative assessments in place of recoverable elements of coursework. Elements of coursework which the programme board have agreed are non-recoverable are clearly communicated to students.

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 Introduce fundamental theories and concepts of surveying 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Application of surveying theories and use of appropriate survey equipment demonstrated by lecturer 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Student self guided study to reinforce the theories and concepts introduced in lectures. Includes processing data collected during practical sessions 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
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.
  • Uren and Price, Surveying for Engineers
  • W Schofield and M Breach 2007, Engineering Surveying
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 1 Mandatory