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CSM1028 - Surveying and CAD (2012)

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MODULE TITLESurveying and CAD CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM1028 MODULE CONVENERMr Sam Hughes (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 75
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module offers a “hand’s on” opportunity to learn fundamental techniques in engineering surveying.  As well as learning the more traditional surveying methods the module also covers modern techniques such as using total stations and the application of GPS in surveying.  The use of computer aided design in surveying is also covered in the module.  On top of lectures, practical sessions and workshops allow the student to use a variety of surveying equipment to further enhance the learning experience.  No prior knowledge of surveying is necessary and there are no pre-requisite modules needed to take this module.  Surveying is a skill that is applied to many disciplines that require the accurate measurement of natural and manmade features.

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.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1. An understanding of surveying and the role of the surveyor in engineering.

2. An understanding of the sexagesimal system of angular measurement and co-ordinate systems.

3. Basic skills in survey techniques, including levelling, angle and distance measurement, traversing, area calculations and an introduction to GPS and setting out.

4. Basic competency in the use of surveying equipment to obtain data including elevations from levelling equipment, angular measurements with a theodolite and distance measurement using EDMs/tapes.

5. An ability to undertake simple surveys using the equipment provided and to be able to correctly book data and perform the appropriate survey calculations.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

6. A basic knowledge and capability in the use of computer aided drafting software (AutoCAD).

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

7. An ability to use a wide range of academic skills in data acquisition (through the use of equipment), interpretation (through calculation) and communication of results.

8. An ability to collect data from a range of sources and perform simple research tasks with external guidance.

9. Basic mapping skills through field-based activities and assessments.

10. Interactive and group-working skills throughout the assignments and field based exercises.

11. An ability to apply given tools/methods accurately and carefully to a well defined problem and begin to appreciate the complexity of the issues in the discipline.

 

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.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 36.00 Guided Independent Study 114.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activity 36

Lectures and integrated tutorial sessions

 

Guided independent study 114 Lecture & assessment preparation; private study
     

Some of these lectures will involve outdoor exercises where students gain hands on experience of setting up survey equipment, taking measurements and performing calculations. (ILOs 1-5, 7-11). Accessibility needs with respect to the outdoor assignments will be dealt with on an individual basis.

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

Example sheets covering questions following each of the major topics

n/a

2-5, 7-8, 10-11

In-class group discussion

       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

Individual Levelling Assignment - individual calculations and report following a practical exercise

20

6 pages (1000 words equivalent)

3-5, 7-11

Written feedback

Individual Angles Assignment - individual calculations and report following a practical exercise

10

4 pages (700 words equivalent)

2-5, 7-11

Written feedback
Detailing and AutoCAD Assignment - topographic detailing practical of a scale plan using the data collected 20

A4 or A3 plan and electronic copy of CAD file

2-11 Written feedback
Examination 50 1.5 hours

1-5, 7

Tutor meeting
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Assignments Additional assignment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 50% and/or 1 Exam 50%

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Uren, J. & Price, W.F. (2006), Surveying for Engineers (4th edition), Macmillan. (Library Reference 526.9 URE)    

                                                                                                                                                          

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=2809

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Bannister, A., Raymond, S. & Baker, R Surveying 7th edition Longman 1998 [Library]
Set Irvine, W. & Maclennan, F. Surveying for construction 5th edition McGraw-Hill 2005 [Library]
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 Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Engineering surveying, AutoCAD, control surveys, topographical surveys, GPS,