Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM1028 - Surveying and CAD (2011)

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MODULE TITLESurveying and CAD CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM1028 MODULE CONVENERMr Sam Hughes (Coordinator), Mr. David (Gus) Williams, Prof Patrick Foster
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The course takes students through fundamental surveying techniques and gives an introduction to basic surveying equipment including levels, theodolites, GPS and total stations. The course then continues examining other methods of survey control and detail data capture, along with computational skills required for these methods.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Week 1. Introduction to surveying. Purpose of surveying; types of surveying; origination of the co-ordinate system; true, grid and magnetic north derivations; sexagesimal angular measurement; equipment used in surveying; outline of surveying techniques; introduction to mathematics in surveying (example sheet 1). Week 2. Levelling. Levelling techniques and purpose; equipment and types of levels used; booking of data; levelling calculations and checks; trigonometrical levelling methods (example sheet 2). Week 3. Practical session (levelling). Week 4. Measuring angles and distances. Types of theodolites and an explanation of their use; methods of reading both the horizontal and vertical circles; booking of data and consequent reduction and calculations; measuring of distances with EDM’s (electromagnetic distance measurement), tapes and steel bands; linear surveying procedure; stadia tacheometry. Week 5. Practical session (angles). Week 6. Traversing and Coordinate Calculations. Traversing procedure including both an example of closed co-ordinate and polygonally closed traverses; Adjustment techniques of the closed traverse including the Bowditch and equal shift methods; angular adjustments to the polygonally closed traverse; converting; angles to bearings subsequent co-ordinate calculations (example sheet 3). Week 6. Introduction to AutoCAD. Week 7. Practical (detailing). Week 7. AutoCAD Tutorial. Week 8. Introduction to GPS. Development and importance of GPS; different types of GPS and applications; GPS positioning methods; errors in GPS. Week 8. AutoCAD Tutorial. Week 9. Setting out and area calculations. Aims, principles and methods of setting out; uses and applications of setting out; equipment used in setting out; worked area calculations. Week 10. Revision session.
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 0 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 (NQF Level 4) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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