This course is designed to satisfy the elementary surveying requirement for a student entering engineering. In this course students will learn the theory involved in plane and geometric surveying including both linear and angular measurement, differential leveling, trigonometric leveling, traverse computations, electronic distant measurements, GPS mapping, topographical mapping and the design of horizontal and vertical curves as related to construction surveys. Students are expected to perform lab experiments in which they demonstrate their knowledge of the concepts learned in lecture, incorporating the basic skill learned in lecture to field settings. Care, adjustment, and use of basic surveying instruments: leveling, taping, horizontal angle measurements, traverse surveys, use of EDM's, GPS usage, topographic mapping, and layout of horizontal curves. Computer software will be used throughout the semester. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites MTH 122
Corequisites EGR 131L
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Explain the theory involved in plane and geometric surveying.
- Apply plane and geometric theory to develop designs in field and construction surveying.
- Apply problem solving methods to unique engineering survey scenarios to solve complex problems.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Develop team work skills.
Learning How to Learn:
- Collaborate with individuals external to the course to develop applied learning techniques.
- Develop a surveyor's point of view by reflecting course concepts through journaling.