Course Code: 5620202
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(1-4)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MAHMUT ONUR KARSLIOĞLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

Civil engineers perform their construction and design activities on and for the surface of earth. They will need information (in form of maps, plans, digital terrain models, geographic information systems etc.) about the location of the civil work. They will select the location of project and design the structure accordingly. The project will be laid out and constructed by methods of surveying. The cost estimation, quantity surveying and work planning will require geometric information and methods of surveying. The students of civil engineering should be able; to use survey instrument, maps, plans, and computer programs; to carry out office and field operations in order to determine geometry of natural and artificial features on the surface of the earth in order to make maps and plans; to prepare the data for lay out civil engineering structures in construction site; to communicate and use services of professionals in the field of surveying.

Course Content

Introduction. Distance measurement. Taping. Angle measurement. Errors. Direct, indirect and conditional adjustment of observations. Differential leveling. Rise and fall. Height of collimation method. Traverse surveys. Azimuth and coordinate computations. Area computations. Stadia survey. Trigonometric leveling. Contour lines. Curve layout. Remote sensing and photogrammetry.

Learning Outcomes

Geographic and interdisciplinary nature of surveying work and importance of effective communication with professionals in other fields are emphasised. Concept based teaching and assessment of the course help students to improve their communication skills. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data, and an ability to communicate effectively.