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CSMM105 - Advanced Engineering Surveying (2012)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Engineering Surveying CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM105 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9 9
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 17
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

A highly practical module spread over two semesters designed to give students all the underpinning knowledge to become engineering surveyors. Starts with the very basic (i.e. leveling and turning angles) to the more advanced (GNSS/intersection/resection/laser scanning) integrated with practical’s on surveying instruments and software. Emphasis on underground and mine surveying through one of the practical’s. The module cumulates with a fieldtrip (normally to Ireland) to survey an abandoned mine site from the “whole to the part”.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to develop student skills in fundamental and advanced surveying techniques (using associated computational packages). The module addresses methods of survey control and detail data capture and provides an introduction to CAD packages used for mapping.

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

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1

To gain an understanding of surveying and the role of the surveyor in engineering.

2

To understand the sexagesimal system of angular measurement, co-ordinate systems and the principle & application of geodesy

3

To become familiar with basic and advanced survey techniques including levelling, traversing, distance measurement, GPS, intersection/resection and laser scanning.

4

To become competent in the use of surveying equipment including height readings from levelling equipment, angular measurements with a theodolite, distance measurement using EDMs as well as integrated systems such as Total Stations and GPS.

5

To be able to undertake surveys using the equipment provided, be able to correctly record data and perform the appropriate survey calculations.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

6

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

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

7

Develop problem solving, learning skills and data handling and manipulation.

8

Develop mapping skills through field-based activities and assessments.

9

Develop interactive and group-working skills through working in small teams throughout the assignments and field-based exercises.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Term 1

Week 1: Purpose of surveying; Basic equipment used in surveying; outline of surveying techniques; recap of trigonometry; Height and distance calculation examples. Origination of the co-ordinate system. Calculation of bearings from co-ordinates, True North, Magnetic North, Grid North Derivations.

Week 2: Levelling techniques, equipment, booking. Reduction of data and associated checks. Types of levels used. Trigonometrical levelling methodology, Levelling exercise

Week 3: Traversing Instruments: Theodolites, construction, types, explanation of use. Methods of reading both the horizontal and vertical circles. Booking of observational data and consequent reduction. Measurement of distances using EDMs.

Weeks 5-6: Traversing procedure: Calculations for the reduction of observational data of a traverse. Using bearings and distances to derive Eastings and Northings, for both closed co-ordinate and polygonally closed traverses. Adjustment techniques of the closed traverse by the Bowditch method. Angular adjustments to the polygonally closed traverse.

Week 7-8: Induction to CAD

Week 9: Calculation of areas and volumes using varying methods; Connecting to grid, LSF/MSL corrections

 

Term 2

Week 1: Elevation control by the method of precise levelling and its adjustment using the least squares package STAR*LEV.

Week 2: Determination of the three main EDM errors and their associated accuracies and examining their effect on short and long distance measurement.

Week 3: Statistical analysis and rejection theory as applied to surveying data, to determine the quality of observed data.

Week 4: Examining in detail the methods of traversing, triangulation, trilateration and triangulateration with their associated accuracies as a method of primary survey control. Utilising the STAR*NET least squares adjustment package. 

Week 5: Positional control and determination using both intersection and resection. With particular reference to "Tienstra's" formula for position determination using resection.

Week 6: Geodesy - principles and application to orientation / location of local grid systems

Week 7: GPS - principles, limitations, use, practical training, plotting of results

Week 8: Determination of True North using Gyrotheodolites

Week 9: Fieldtrip exercise one week fieldtrip to abandoned mine-site to conduct complete survey of site and undertake environmental assessment.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 110.00 Guided Independent Study 190.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Category

Hours of study time

Description

lectures (inc practicals)

50 hrs

Some of these lectures will involve outdoor exercises around the Tremough Campus where students gain hands on experience of setting up survey equipment, taking measurements and performing calculations.  Reasonable adjustments will be made to the teaching methods and choice of assignments for students with a disability on an individual basis.

Independent surveying

30 hrs

 

fieldtrip

60 hrs

 

private study

160 hrs

 

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 60 Written Exams 40 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Form of Assessment

 

% of credit

Size of the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

Examination

40%

2 hours

ILOs 2,5,6

 

Assignment 1- Levelling exercise around Tremough   practical, calculation & short write up

6%

250 words equivalent

ILOs 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Written

Assignment 2- Theodolite & Tape Traverse - calculations and corrections

6%

 

250 words equivalent

ILOs 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Written

Assignment 3- Intersection/resection - practical & calculation

6%

500 words equivalent

ILOs 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Written

Assignment 4- Mapping exercise around Tremough Campus or Underground Test Mine leading to production of detailed CAD produced plan

21%

1250 words equivalent

30 hours

ILOs 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Written

Assignment 7- Overseas Field Trip  CAD plan of abandoned mine site and environment assessment

21%

1750 words equivalent

60 hours

ILOs 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Written

 

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-assessment

Summative Assessment

Additional Summative assignment

Weighting as above

August Ref/Def period

Examination

Additional Examination

Weighting as above

August Ref/Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 60% and/or 1 Exam 40%

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

Basic reading:

 

Bannister, A. Raymond, S. and Baker, R. (1998). Surveying (7th Edition). Longman. (Library Reference 528 BAN)  

 

Irvine , W. Surveying for construction (3rd edition). McGraw-Hill. (Library Reference 528 IRV)                 

 

Uren, J and Price W.F. (2006), Surveying for Engineers (4th edition), Macmillan.                               

 

Schofield W.S. (1998), Engineering Surveying (4th Edition), Butterworth-Heinemann (Library Reference 528:62 SCH)

 

Bird, R.G. 1989. EDM Traverses. Measurement, computation and adjustment. Longman                               

 

Iliffe, J. 2000. Datums and Projections                                                                        

 

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Surveying, Mapping, CAD