Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CEN108
Module Title: Surveying
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of this module are to introduce the basic principles and techniques of engineering surveying; to introduce the practical procedures of applying onsite surveying; and to introduce the setting out process.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the basic principles of engineering surveying;

B. Determine the plan positions and heights of points using a range of surveying techniques;

C. Understand and use various methods of control surveying, including traversing, triangulation, trilateration.

D. Perform calculations of land areas and volumes of earthwork given suitable data;

E. Understand the basic knowledge of setting out of construction;

F. Present the surveying results by digital and graphical representations.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module is taught through formal lectures and carrying out surveying field work.

1 Introduction

2 Direct distance measurement: tape and offset surveying;

3-4 Levelling: measuring and booking levels; reducing levels: rise-and-fall method; height of collimation method (Field work 1);

5-6 Traversing: measuring and booking angles; traverse surveying (Field work 2);

7 Triangulation and trilateration;

8 EDM and total station: basic principles and methods;

9-10 Areas and volumes: trapezoidal method; Simpson’s method, etc.;

11-12 Setting out: plan positions; levels; points; lines; and curves.

13 Surveying field work 3; 5 day full-time

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26         50  74  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark

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