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I. Subject Specification
|Type||Hours/week / (days)|
|name||Dr. Szabolcs Rózsa|
|academic rank||Associate professor|
- Knows the basic concepts and functions of surveying and geodesy
- Understands the structure and the variants of surveyors' levels.
- Knows the possible solutions of height determination.
- Knows the implementation of line levelling and detail point levelling as well as the processing of measurements.
- Knows the systematic errors of levelling and the procedure and rules of levelling
- Knows the way of implementation of trigonometric heighting and the systematic errors and their considerations
- Knows the structure of the theodolite as well as the basics of its examination
- Knows the systematic errors of angular observations and how to handle them
- Knows the basics units used in surveying
- Has a general knowledge of the projections and control networks used in practise and also knowhow to access surveying data
- Knows the fundamental tasks of surveying calculations and the orientation of mean direction
- Able to use the units used in surveying and to convert between them
- Able to perform height determination with levelling
- Able to set up theodolites/total stations and to carry out measurements of directions and zenith angles
- Able to process measurements of directions and zenith angles as well as to correct the systematic errors
- Able to reduce distance observations to the reference level (mean sea level)
- Able to orient the observed mean directions, and to calculate the horizontal coordinates of unknown points using the 1. and 2. fundamental tasks of surveying
- Collaborate with the professor and other students
- Attempts to acquire the knowledge to use the necessary instruments to perform surveying tasks
- Attempts to effectively use builtin programs and memory functions of calculators
- Attempts for accurate and errorfree calculations, take advantage of control alternatives
- Independently practise the usage of theodolite and prepare for the practical test
- Openly receives the wellfounded critical comments
|Week||Topics of lectures and/or exercise classes|
|1.||The principle of positioning.. Height, altitude measurement. The structure of surveyors' level.
Surveying: science and profession. Basic Calculation techniques: units. Calculations with angles. Trigonometric functions and their determination with a calculator. Trigonometric theorems
|3.||The rules and the systematic errors of levelling. Line levelling, detail point levelling.Determination of vertical control points with levelling.|
|4.||Detail point levelling|
|5.||Horizontal measurements. Angular observations, the theodolite.Summary: height determination with levelling. The theodolite and its role in angular observations.|
|6.||Usage, setup and direction observation with the theodolite.|
|7.||Systematic errors of angular observations. Examination of the theodolite. Mean direction, direction observations, zenith angle. Computation of excentric angular observations.
Usage of theodolite: horizontal and vertical angular observations, calculation of mean direction and zenith angle.
|8.||Usage of the theodolite: measurement and processing of angular observations.|
|9.||Geodetic projections. National control networks. Record of surveying data.
Summary the usage of theodolite
|10.||Calculations on the projection plane: fundamental tasks of surveying.|
|11.||Trigonometric heighting. Definition of distances: corrections, reductions
Orientation of mean directions on a known point
|12.||Calculation of trigonometric heighting. Summary of the calculations on the projection plane.|
|13.||Fundamentals of mapping. Computer aided mapping, production techniques.
|14.||Optional practise: Total stations and their applications.|
The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
- Bannister-Raymond-Baker: Surveying (Prentice Hall)
Appointments: As specified on the department’s website, or in consultation with the course instructorsvia email
II. Subject requirements
|Evaluation form||Abbreviation||Assessed learning outcomes|
|1. Midterm test||MT1||A.2, A.3, A.4, A.5; B.1, B.2; C.3|
|1. Practical report||PR1||A.7, A.8; B.3, B.4; C.1 C.3; D.1, D.2|
|2. Midterm test||MT2||A.9, A.10, A.11; B.1, B.6; C.3, C.4|
|2.Exam||E||A.1-A.12; B.1-B.6; C.3-C.4|
The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
Students must sit an exam after successfully obtaining the signature from the course.
The weights of the assessments are as follows:
|PR1||0% (must be fulfilled)|
|midterm in total||40%|
- MT1 and MT2 a minimum requirement is 50% of the maximum points;
- PR1 must be passed
- a minimum attendance of 70% on both the lectures and the practicals are required
The validity of the signature is two years after its achievement.
The final grade is defined as the lump sum of the MT1, MT2 and the Exam points.
To achieve a final grade the students must hold the signature from the course and earn the minimum of 50% on the exam.
The grade points are calculated as follows:
P = MT1 + MT2 + E,
- MT1 is the midterm test 1 with a maximum of 20 pts;
- MT2 is the midterm test 2 with a maximum of 20 pts;
- E is the written exam test with the maximum of 60 pts.
- Minimum requirements are specified for both mid-term tests and the practical tests. Thus, all of them can be retaken once.
- In case of retaking anassessment the second result will be taken into account from the new and previous results.
- In case of failing the retake, there is a possibility for a second retake for 2 of the aforementioned assessments - after the payment of the predetermined fee in the completion week from
|preparation for the practise||14×1=14|
|preparation for the assessments||6+8+6=20|
|preparation for the exam||14|