Course Code: CT-125

Credit Hours: 2


1.   To develop an understanding of surveying &leveling theory andpractice

2.   To develop an ability to translate survey information for design and construction purposes

3.   To develop a skill in the use of survey instruments

Course Outline:

  1. Survey Instruments: Study and use of conventional surveying instruments and EDM devices
  2. Triangulation and Traversing: Selection of station baseline measurement, computations, adjustment, plotting and detailing of triangulation. Introduction and use of Total station. Introduction to GPS
  3. Leveling: Introduction to leveling, precise leveling, profile leveling. Errors and correction in leveling, plotting long sections and cross-sections, Trignometerical leveling and contouring
  4. Tachometry:  System of tachometry, applications of tachometer in surveying, computation of horizontal and vertical measurements
  5. Setting Out Works: Setting out curves (horizontal and vertical), demarcation for buildings, bridges, sewer lines, route lines and tunnels
  6. Hydrographic Surveying: Introduction to hydrographic surveying and instruments, sounding methods
  7. Astronomy: Introduction to true north, latitude, longitude and time.

Recommended Books:

1. R. E. Davis, J. Anderson, F.S. Foote, “Surveying Theory and Practice”, McGraw Hill (Latest Edition)

2.   Jack C. McCormac, “Surveying”(Latest Edition

3.   R .H. Wirshing, Roy Wirshing, James R. Wirshing, “Schaum‟s Outline of Introductory Surveying” (Latest Edition)

4.   BarryF.Kavanagh,“Surveying:WithConstructionApplications”,Prentice Hall. (Latest Edition)

5.  David Clark, “Plane and Geodetic Survey Vol. I  and II”, Trans-Atlantic Publications. (Latest Edition)

6.  T .P .kanetker, “Surveying and Leveling” 

Course Material