Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CMGT 211 - Land Surveying for Construction (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103
  • CMGT majors only

This course is a basic course on land surveying. It provides the basic skills of plane surveying, using instruments for distance measurements, angular measurements, and determining elevations. The course provides experience with completing closed traverses and topographic surveying. Computer spreadsheets are utilized to facilitate common calculations associated with plane surveying.

2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CMGT 211, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between plane surveying and geodetic surveying.
  • Describe different kinds of surveying.
  • Describe different methods of measuring horizontal distances, and be able to choose the appropriate method for a given application.
  • Describe different methods of determining elevations, and be able to choose the appropriate method for a given application.
  • Setup and use computer spreadsheets to perform calculations related to taping corrections, elevation adjustments, and traverse adjustments.
  • Describe and perform precise horizontal angle measurements.
  • Perform topographic surveys and create views based on that data.
  • Perform practical skills such as setting simple controlpoints for a construction survey and laying out a curve for a roadway.
  • Describe the basic principles of the Global Positioning System (GPS)

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