Module Title:Surveying
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practical's Private study Blackboard
Module Aim: The aims of the module are: (1) to develop a knowledge of basic surveying techniques (2) to train the student in field levelling procedures (3) to introduce the student to surveying software packages.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to demonstrate use of the engineering level competently in the area of construction & for collection of data for preparation of contour maps & longitudinal sections
LO2 to demonstrate knowledge of & apply surveying techniques for collecting surveying data in basic linear surveying of small sites
LO3 to demonstrate knowledge of & use surveying software packages to produce contour maps and longitudinal sections.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Linear Surveying (8 hour lectures, 5 hour practical’s)
(a) Field Procedures (b) Field Obstacles (c) Booking Procedures (d) Ordnance Survey Mapping (e) Building Surveying (f) Measured Survey Drawing of Entrance Gates to Institute of Technology, Carlow (g) Plan, Section and Elevation of Small Single Storey Domestic Dwelling.
(2) Area Computation (6 hours lectures)
(a) By triangulation (b) Simpsons Rule for Area Evaluation (c) Trapezoidal Rule for area evaluation (d) Cut and Fill Calculations
(3) Surveying for Height (14 hours lectures, 20 hours practical)
(a) Ordnance datum and Bench Marks (b) Optical Levels (c) Field Procedures (d) Permanent Adjustments (e) Longitudinal Sections (f) Contour Maps (g) Use of level for Building work, drainage and sewage
(4) Computer Application (2 hour lecture, 5 hours application)
(a) Introduction to software packages for production of Contour maps, sections and digitised maps
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination 10% 1 on 1 Demonstration of Instrument Use Capability 1,2,3 10.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation No Description 1,2,3 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.83
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.17
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 150.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMFAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management 1 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 1 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Buildings Services 1 Mandatory