CONS06041 2019 Surveying 2

General Details

Full Title
Surveying 2
Transcript Title
Surveying 2
70 %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Anthony Massie, Michael Sheridan
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology

This module is designed to build on the knowledge gained in Surveying 1 and give students a competence in the surveying of a parcel of ground, processing of the data collected, the planning application for a dwelling designed in an interdisciplinary module on that site and the set-out associated with the construction of that dwelling. The scope of the Practical element of the module will be in relation to domestic application with industrial and commercial application discussed in theory lectures. Student will employ the use of field tapes, electronic theodolites and total stations to compare and contrast their specific benefits and limitations.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate a competence in distance measurement by taping


Define the field procedures that are used to set up and measure angles with a theodolite and total station


Describe sources of error when measuring and setting out horizontal and vertical angles


Execute a land survey to establish site boundaries and details using non-EDM and EDM methodologies


Illustrate ability to create two-dimensional drawings from survey data collected


Describe planning application procedure for domestic projects


Demonstrate extent of module comprehension

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. Introductory and theoretical elements will be conducted by lectures in a classroom, drawings created in a computer laboratory and Practicals conducted on the college campus green areas

Module Assessment Strategies

100% Continuous Assessment

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies

CONS06040 201900 Surveying 1 None
CONS06037 201900 Graphical Communication & CAD 2

Indicative Syllabus

Surveying fundamentals

Distance measurement by taping

Definition of vertical and horizontal measurements

Measuring and setting out horizontal and vertical angles

Sources of errors in measuring angles

Field procedures used to set up and measure angles with a theodolite and total station

Surveying with the use of electronic theodolite and tape

Surveying with the use of EDM

Use of data in creating two-dimensional drawings

Domestic planning application procedures

Set-out building using Total Station

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Site survey_theodolite and report Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 5 1,2,3,4,7
2 Site survey_total station and report Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 8 2,3,4,7
3 Surveying report Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % End of Semester 5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Surveying_Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Not Specified Surveying_Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-directed learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010 Surveying for Engineers Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0230221572 ISBN-13 9780230221574

This classic engineering surveying text has been thoroughly updated to include recent developments in the field. New features focus on increasing accessibility for students, including updated illustrations, a new student-friendly text design, plus new pedagogical features within each chapter.

Recommended Reading
16/12/2005 Surveying For Construction McGraw-Hill

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Surveying for Engineers. John Uren. Bill Price

Surveying For Construction. William Irvine.

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources


Flat classroom

Surveying equipment

Additional Information