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SURV203 Land Development Engineering 1

An introduction to civil engineering materials, stress analysis, fluid mechanics, hydrology and technical drawing.

A surveyor's job often includes most of the civil engineering tasks associated with land development. In this paper students are introduced to the uses and behaviour of materials commonly encountered by surveyors in an engineering context, including: the concepts of stress and strain, properties of materials, design stresses, static loads, shear forces, bending moments, bending stresses in beams and stress calculations. An introduction is also given to pipe flow and open-channel flow, including: energy concepts, continuity and conservation of energy, applications of the Bernoulli equation to flow measurement, pipe flow, conservation of momentum, open-channel flow and flow capacity of culverts.

Following this is a module on surface water hydrology that includes rainfall and stormwater run-off, drainage design and catchment run-off, drainage system design and management and management of stormwater.

Running in concert with the above topics is an introduction to basic engineering drawing, including: plans, elevations, oblique and isometric views, descriptive geometry, shadow studies and sewers (plans and longsections).

Paper title Land Development Engineering 1
Paper code SURV203
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
(SURV 102 or SURV 112) and MATH 160
Restriction
SURV 213
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in the areas of land surveying, land development or civil engineering.
Contact
greg.leonard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer and Convener: Dr Greg Leonard
Paper Structure
The paper covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to the concepts of engineering stress and strain
  • Engineering properties of materials
  • Determining design stresses and strains resulting from static loads
  • Calculating bending moments in simply supported beams
  • Introduction to fluid mechanics, focusing on pipe flow and open-channel flow
  • Introduction to technical drawing
Teaching Arrangements
This paper generally has three lectures and one practical session per week.
Textbooks
A Course Reader is provided in PDF format for this paper. A list of supplementary reference material held in the University of Otago Library is also provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The goals of the paper are
  • To provide an introduction to the uses and behaviour of materials commonly encountered by surveyors
  • To provide an understanding of how loads induce stresses in beams and columns and how these beams and columns react under stress
  • To provide an introduction to pipe flow and open-channel flow
  • To enable the flow capacity of pipelines, open channels and culverts to be determined
  • To provide an understanding of rainfall and stormwater run-off
  • To enable catchment boundaries and their run-off rates to be determined
  • To provide an understanding of stormwater management
  • To provide an introduction to the selection of culverts
  • To provide an introduction to basic civil engineering drawings

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to civil engineering materials, stress analysis, fluid mechanics, hydrology and technical drawing.

A surveyor's job often includes the majority of the civil engineering tasks associated with land development. In this paper students are first introduced to the uses and behaviour of materials commonly encountered by surveyors in an engineering context, including: the concepts of stress and strain, properties of materials, design stresses, static loads, shear forces, bending moments, bending stresses in beams and stress calculations. The paper also provides an introduction to fluid mechanics, including: energy concepts, continuity and conservation of energy, applications of the Bernoulli equation to flow measurement, flow of water in pipes, conservation of momentum, flow of water in open channels and flow capacity of culverts.

The last module provides an introduction to surface water hydrology concepts including storm event rainfall and stormwater run-off calculations and drainage system design and management.

Running in parallel with the above topics is an introduction to basic engineering drawing including: plan, elevation, oblique and isometric views, descriptive geometry, shadow studies and drainage systems (plans and longsections).

Paper title Land Development Engineering 1
Paper code SURV203
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(SURV 102 or SURV 112) and MATH 160
Restriction
SURV 213
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is suitable for students pursuing a course of study in the areas of land surveying, land development or civil engineering.
Contact
greg.leonard@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer and Convener: Dr Greg Leonard
Paper Structure
The paper covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to the concepts of engineering stress and strain.
  • Engineering properties of materials.
  • Determining design stresses and strains resulting from static loads.
  • Calculating bending moments in simply supported beams.
  • Introduction to fluid mechanics, focusing on pipe flow and open-channel flow.
  • Introduction to surface water hydrology.
  • Introduction to technical drawing.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper generally has three lectures and one practical session per week.
Textbooks
A Course Reader is provided for this paper. A list of supplementary reference material held in the University of Otago Library is also provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the paper, students will be able to:
  • Describe the uses and behaviour of engineering materials commonly encountered by surveyors.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how static loads induce stresses in beams and columns and how these beams and columns react under stress
  • Demonstrate understanding of the engineering equations that govern the flow of water in pipelines and open channels.
  • Determine the flow capacity of pipelines, open channels and culverts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the method of using rainfall data to estimate stormwater surface run-off.
  • Describe a range of stormwater management techniques.
  • Create basic civil engineering drawings that include plan, elevation, oblique and isometric views.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22