SURV 1100 - Elementary Surveying
Credit Hours: 3.00
Use of transit and level; reading verniers and angles, linear measurement; extending straight lines, differential and profile leveling; simple traverse survey, computation including right triangle trigonometry for surveying and keeping notes.
Billable Contact Hours: 5
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course students will describe the history and importance of surveying.
- Describe the history of surveying.
- Identify the two types of surveying.
- Explain surveying safety procedures.
- Identify the specialized types of surveying.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course students will utilize correct units, significant figures, and field notes in recording & computing surveying data.
- Identify surveying units of measurement.
- Describe the International and US survey foot.
- Use significant figures in calculations.
- Perform rounding off of numbers in calculations.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course students will explain theory of errors in observations.
- Utilize direct and indirect observations.
- Identify errors and mistakes in measurements.
- Calculate probability of measured data.
- Calculate residuals of measured data.
- Interpret standard deviations.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course students will describe differential leveling theory, methods, and equipment.
- Explain the different vertical datums used in North America.
- Calculate the curvature of the earth and refraction.
- Perform methods to determine the difference in elevation.
- Utilize the various equipment for differential leveling.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course students will perform leveling field procedures and computations.
- Perform leveling techniques.
- Calculate the precision of a leveling data.
- Perform adjustments to leveling data.
- Identify mistakes and errors in leveling.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course students will perform distance measurement.
- Identify the methods for measuring distances.
- Perform measurements using a steel tape.
- Identify corrections for identifying with a steel tape.
- Perform measurements with an electronic distance measuring device.
- Identify errors of the electronic measuring device.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course students will calculate angles, azimuths, and bearings.
- Identify the units of angle measurement.
- Identify the different types of horizontal angles.
- Calculate the direction of a line.
- Identify the difference between azimuths and bearings.
- Compute azimuths and bearings.
Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course students will perform angle operations.
- Identify the functions performed by a Total Station.
- Explain the parts of a Total Station.
- Correctly handle and setup a Total Station.
- Perform angle observation measurements.
Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course students will describe traversing and computations.
- Perform angle and distance observations.
- Identify Traverse Station.
- Document traverse field notes.
- Perform traversing observations.
- Identify errors in traversing.
- Perform traverse computations.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Math evaluation, information sheet, course preview, prelim. History.
- Fractions, conversions, significant figures, algebra, right angle, trigonometry, field notes, lab.
- Vertical datum’s, curvature and refraction, difference in elevation, equipment.
- Differential leveling, precision, three-wire leveling, profile leveling, lab.
- Methods of liner measurement, taping, sources of error.
- Electronic distance measurement, determining vertical difference, errors, lab.
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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