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SURV459 Engineering Surveying

Precise surveying for engineering, scientific or industrial purposes. Includes survey techniques and management for major structures, tunnels, mining, deformation, and industrial measurement applications.

The paper aims to provide an understanding of the technologies and methodologies required in advanced engineering surveying projects. It provides an understanding of the activities involved in the planning, execution, processing and presentation of surveys for the operation and maintenance of engineering projects. The paper covers instrumentation and advanced methods for surveying in land development, mining, tunnelling, deformation monitoring, building construction, highways and industrial measurement projects.

Paper title Engineering Surveying
Paper code SURV459
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 301 or SURV 311) and (SURV 302 or SURV 312)
Restriction
SURV 559, SURV 431
Schedule C
Science
Notes
May not be credited together with SURV 421 passed before 2005.
Eligibility
This paper is an elective paper of the BSurv or BSc (Survey Measurement) and is suitable for students interested in surveying within engineering and construction settings.
Contact
richard.hemi@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Richard Hemi
Paper Structure
There will be two lectures and one 3-hour practical session scheduled each week.

Some weeks will only have two lectures, other weeks will use the practical session for a lecture or guest lecture. This allows the guest lecturers to go beyond one hour if required.
Textbooks
Availability and use of resources:

Library Resources Available
All key supporting texts are on reserve in the Central or Surveying library.

Required textbook/s
There are no prescribed textbooks for this paper. However, students will be provided with references to relevant material throughout the paper, as well as notes at each lecture.

Recommended readings
ICS (Smith, J ed); 1997. The management of setting out in construction.
Teaching Arrangements
Assessment:

Internal Assessment
  • A number of practical survey projects involving field measurement and post-processing and calculation of results. The purpose of this is to reinforce the theory of the engineering surveying methods described in the paper and to provide experience in the use of these survey methods. Use of computer software also instils knowledge in the transfer and processing of survey data
  • A written report and presentation of a particular aspect of engineering surveying or a practical survey project enhances students practice, research, writing and presentation skills
  • Total internal grade: 60%
Final Examination
  • Two hours' duration; 40% contribution to the final grade
  • A minimum mark of 40% in the final exam is required to pass this paper
To gain terms in this paper, all students must obtain at least 50% of the total internal assessment.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Obtain practical experience using different engineering surveying methods and instruments
  • Learn various surveying solutions available for complex engineering and construction situations
  • Understand the technologies and methodologies required in advanced engineering surveying projects
  • Understand the activities involved in the planning, execution, processing and presentation of surveys for the operation and maintenance of engineering projects
  • Learn an appreciation of the limitations and errors associated with different engineering surveying methods

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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 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Precise surveying for engineering, scientific or industrial purposes. Includes survey techniques and management for major structures, tunnels, mining, deformation, and industrial measurement applications.

The paper aims to provide an understanding of the technologies and methodologies required in advanced engineering surveying projects. It provides an understanding of the activities involved in the planning, execution, processing and presentation of surveys for the operation and maintenance of engineering projects. The paper covers instrumentation and advanced methods for surveying in land development, mining, tunnelling, deformation monitoring, building construction, highways and industrial measurement projects.

Paper title Engineering Surveying
Paper code SURV459
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.41
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,127.76

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Prerequisite
(SURV 301 or SURV 311) and (SURV 302 or SURV 312)
Restriction
SURV 559, SURV 431
Schedule C
Science
Notes
May not be credited together with SURV 421 passed before 2005.
Eligibility
This paper is an elective paper of the BSurv or BSc (Survey Measurement) and is suitable for students interested in surveying within engineering and construction settings.
Contact
richard.hemi@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Richard Hemi
Paper Structure
There will be two lectures and one 3-hour practical session scheduled each week.

Some weeks will only have two lectures, other weeks will use the practical session for a lecture or guest lecture. This allows the guest lecturers to go beyond one hour if required.
Teaching Arrangements
Assessment:

Internal Assessment
  • A number of practical survey projects involving field measurement and post-processing and calculation of results. The purpose of this is to reinforce the theory of the engineering surveying methods described in the paper and to provide experience in the use of these survey methods. Use of computer software also instils knowledge in the transfer and processing of survey data
  • A written report and presentation of a particular aspect of engineering surveying or a practical survey project enhances students practice, research, writing and presentation skills
  • Total internal grade: 60%
Final Examination
  • Two hours' duration; 40% contribution to the final grade
  • A minimum mark of 40% in the final exam is required to pass this paper
To gain terms in this paper, all students must obtain at least 50% of the total internal assessment.
Textbooks
Availability and use of resources:

Library Resources Available
All key supporting texts are on reserve in the Central or Surveying library.

Required textbook/s
There are no prescribed textbooks for this paper. However, students will be provided with references to relevant material throughout the paper, as well as notes at each lecture.

Recommended readings
ICS (Smith, J ed); 1997. The management of setting out in construction.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Obtain practical experience using different engineering surveying methods and instruments
  • Learn various surveying solutions available for complex engineering and construction situations
  • Understand the technologies and methodologies required in advanced engineering surveying projects
  • Understand the activities involved in the planning, execution, processing and presentation of surveys for the operation and maintenance of engineering projects
  • Learn an appreciation of the limitations and errors associated with different engineering surveying methods

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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 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41