Introduction to Surveying
Course Description:This course covers the principles of measurements of distances, elevations, and angles. It also includes error theory in measurement and calculations, traverse calculations, and the basic principles of surveying and mapmaking. The use of various surveying equipment such as levels, EDM, transits, and GPS will be examined.
Eligibility for MAC 1105, College Algebra
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Surveying, 6th edition” by McCormac, Sarasua, and Davis published by Wiley. ISBN 9780470496619
see first-day handout
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Understand basic surveying principles, construction sites, and equipment.
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings.
Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects.
Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.
Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.
Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings.
Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.
Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems.
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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.
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