Module Title:Civil Engineering Drawing and Surveying
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Practicals Private Study
Module Aim: The aims of Civil Engineering Drawing portion of this module are: 1) to develop a practical knowledge of creating, editing and printing general arrangement and detailed drawings for Civil Engineering works using AutoCAD. The aims of the Surveying and Setting Out II portion of this module are: (1) to introduce students to modern day surveying equipment; (2) to teach students the basic principles relating to this equipment. Students must participate in class work, practical work & project work and must achieve a minimum of 50% in these elements of continuous assessment in order to have satisfied the module learning outcomes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Produce general arrangement drawing and (a) longitudinal sections and standard details; (b)detailed reinforcement drawings and schedules for reinforced concrete elements;
LO2 Prepare bending schedules for reinforced concrete drawings
LO3 Create edit and plot views of structural concrete buildings
LO4 Demonstrate & operate modern electronic distance measurement instruments (i.e. Leica, Pentax, Topcon, Trimble);
LO5 Describe and demonstrate these instruments to (a) set out buildings & roads; (b) produce a detail survey of an area, a contour map of an area, longitudinal sections.
LO6 Apply relevant computer software to obtain the output drawings
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Reinforced Concrete Detailing
a) Concrete grades and minimum cover b) Bond and anchorage c) Lap lengths d) Pad foundations, e) Single span beams and slabs f) Columns and walls g) Reinforcement scheduling to BS8666.
(a) Bearings and Coordinates (b) Traversing Field Work (c) Traversing Calculations
Optical And Electromagnetic Distance Measurement
(a) Total Station instrument characteristics (b) Applications of the instruments (c) Factors affecting accuracy
Curve Ranging
(a) Circular curves and setting out principles (b) Transition curves and setting out principles (c) Vertical curves and setting out principles
Volume Computation
(a) Volumes from cross sections, contour lines and spot levels (b) Mass haul diagrams
Setting Out For Construction Work
(a) Setting out of Buildings (b) Setting out of Roads
Computer Applications
(a) Software Package AutoCAD (d) Software Package AutoCAD Civil 3D
Excavation Control
(a) Sight rails revised (b) Pipe laser
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Drawing: Students will prepare a variety of structural reinforced concrete drawings Surveying: Students will participate in and complete a variety of surveying practical's. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 12 Weeks per Stage 12.00
Total Hours 252.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory