Link to syllabus and lecture schedule for last offering (2012)
Many programs at ESF aim at training students in designing solutions to problems associated with managing and developing land resources. A basic tenet of this training is an ability to locate and quantify the resource(s) being managed or problem(s) being solved. In addition, professionals involved with the design and construction of facilities must acquire knowledge of the principles and practices of construction surveying. ERE 371 introduces surveying for these and other tasks associated with engineering or construction management practice.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use the principles and procedures of plane surveying for data quantification and collection, mapping, and construction layout
- Analyze and reduce survey field measurements to produce a topographic map
- Assess the accuracy and precision of field measurements, evaluate the sources of systematic and random errors in those measurements, and determine the suitability for calculating derived quantities
- Perform, as a member of a team, many of the procedures of surveying field data collection (including the use of many types of equipment), professional documentation and communication, surveying computations and adjustments, and surveying data representation.
Through the course, students will gain practice in:
- Performing surveying field procedures as a member of a team
- Preparing professional documentation and graphical communications
Within the context of the course purpose and objectives presented above, this course will contribute to graduates having the following specific outcomes:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering:
- Utilize analytical and computation approaches;
- Demonstrate mathematical capacity for problem solving.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data:
- Analyze field data to detect errors, reduce measurements and produce a map.
- Function on multidisciplinary teams:
- Work with other students to perform and complete a semester-long project.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems:
- Understand and apply basic mathematical and spatial principles to creatively
- Understand professional and ethical responsibility:
- Participate in a semester-long project that is presented in a professional context;
- Function in situations requiring high expectations for ethics, self-discipline, and
- Communicate effectively:
- Learn and master effective recording of field data collection results and methods;
- Demonstrate graphical communication by producing a professionally acceptable,
accurate, and complete topographic map;
- Practice professional communication by composing transmittal and project
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice:
- Become accomplished users of a variety of data collection tools.
A study guide containing an outline of the lecture notes can be purchased through the ESF booksale. Students must complete the booksale form, make their payment at the Cashiers Office (102 Bray) and then can pick up a copy of the study guide from the ESF copy center in the basement of Bray Hall (4 Bray).
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Last updated 3 June 2013