Courses Catalogue

Engineering Surveying

COURSE CODE: DCE1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course develops fundamental skills in the theoretical and practical aspects of plane surveying through the use and care of modern instruments and the associated computations. Topics include the classification of errors incurred in observed field data and necessary correction applications, the use and care of surveying equipment, traversing, differential leveling, stadia and mapping, and electronic data transfer. Computer applications are used where appropriate.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To understand the methods used in measuring land area, preparation of map, elevation of a point, setting out works for the constructional purpose

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

ยท         Calculate  using surveying data

synthesize the nature of calculations made with surveying data, methods of data recording, display, and storage.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

Obtain a full understanding of the nature of surveying data, including errors and the need for error control.

Outline surveying project fundamentals, mainly referencing systems, horizontal and vertical control, and topographic mapping.