Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM139 - Advanced Surveying (2020)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Surveying CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM139 MODULE CONVENER Neill Wood (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 10 1
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 14
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

A highly practical module designed to give you advanced knowledge and surveying skills, building on from the basics covered in CSMM134. Course covers advanced techniques such as geodesy and GPS and some specialized surveying methodologies such as hydrographic surveying, laser scanning and the use of gyro-theodolites. Course is integrated with practicals on surveying instruments and software. The module is rounded off with a survey fieldtrip so the students can apply all their knowledge acquired in CSMM134 and CSMM139 to the survey of an abandoned mine site.

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to develop your skills in advanced surveying techniques (using instruments and associated computational packages).

 

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

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1. Understand advanced surveying techniques, basic geodesy and calculations;

2. Use surveying equipment, including GPS, total stations and laser scanning;

3. Undertake surveys using the equipment provided, correctly record data and perform the appropriate survey calculations.

 

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

4. Utilise 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:

5. Demonstrate problem solving, learning skills and data handling and manipulation;

6. Show mapping skills through field-based activities and assessments;

7. Display 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

- Elevation control by the method of precise levelling;

- Determination of the three main EDM errors and their associated accuracies and examining their effect on short and long distance measurement;

- Statistical analysis and rejection theory as applied to surveying data, to determine the quality of observed data;

- GPS - principles, limitations, use, practical training, plotting of results;

- Positional control and determination using both intersection and resection, with particular reference to "Tienstra's" formula for position determination using resection;

- Geodesy - principles and application to orientation / location of local grid systems;

- Determination of true north, using gyrotheodolites;

- Laserscanning – principles and applications;

- Hydrographic surveying – principles and applications;

- Field trip exercise: one week field trip 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 70.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 80 Lectures (inc practicals) 
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 30 Independent study
Guided independent study 70 Private study

 

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
Not applicable      

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 50 1.5 hours 1, 4, 5 On Request
Assignment 1 - underground surveying 10 250 words 1-4, 6-7 Written
Assignment 2 - surveying fieldtrip – survey and environmental study of abandoned minesite 40 1,250 words equivalent 50 hours 1-4, 6-7 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 assessment As above August Ref/Def Period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of coursework 50% and/or Examination 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

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Bannister, A., Raymond, S. and Baker, R. Surveying 7th edition Longman 1998 [Library]
Set Irvine, W. and Maclennan, F. Surveying for Construction 5th edition McGraw-Hill 2005 [Library]
Set Uren, J. and Price, W.F. Surveying for Engineers 5th edition Palgrave-Macmillan 2010 [Library]
Set Schofield WS Engineering Surveying 4th Butterworth-Heinemann 1998 [Library]
Set Bird RG EDM Traverseas. Measurement, Computation and Adjustment Longman 1989 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 17 December 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Surveying; mapping; CAD.