Course Description

Course Name

Surveying I

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is designed for students of Geomatics and aims to provide an understanding of graphical and spatial concepts and skills in plane surveying measuring and calculation; develop problem solving skills in relation to practical surveying problems and equip students with group work skills and technical report writing skills. Topics include: basic instrumentation, calculations used in surveying to determine co-ordinates on a mapping plane:
theodolites, levels, electronic distance measuring equipment (EDM) and GPS; joins, polars, traversing, intersection, resection, triangulation, trilateration, triangulateration, error figures, eccentric reduction and reverse polars, levelling calculations, distance measurement, and tachaeometry and topographic mapping and surface fitting. In addition, the course builds competency in the solution of integrated survey calculation problems.

*Course content subject to change