ENGRCEE 55 Land Measurements and Analysis (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 55 Land Measurements and Analysis

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for CE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 55 Land Measurements and Analysis (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to surveying and land measurements. Use of the level and transit equipment, legal descriptions, subdivisions, topographic surveys, mapping vertical and horizontal curves. Analysis of surveying field data using manual methods, computer programs, and the COGO software system. Laboratory sessions. Civil Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0131709324.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1888577945.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0070711242.

Recommended Textbook:
Masanobu Shinozuka
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Measure distance, elevation, and direction. (EAC a)

2. Calculate traverses and adjustments.

3. Make cut and fill calculations.

4. Prepare legal descriptions.

5. Understand GPS, photogrametry, and remote sensing.

Prerequisites by Topic

Calculus, basic computer and programming, CAD

Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction, distances and stations (Week 1)
  • Elevations and directions (Week 2)
  • Traverses and adjustments (Week 3)
  • COGO and ACAD Land Desktop software packages (Week 4)
  • Topographical data and cut & fill calculations (3-D) (Week 5)
  • Construction surveying, legal descriptions, right-of-way (Week 6)
  • GPS and datums (Week 7)
  • Photogrammetry (Week 8)
  • Remote sensing (Week 9)
  • Review (Week 10)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

AutoCAD (Windows); word processing and spreadsheets.

Laboratory Projects:
  • Distance measurements and laser measurements
  • Elevations and levels
  • Directions
  • Traverses and Total Stations
  • Topographical surveys
  • Construction surveys
  • Application of GPS in surveying
  • Remote sensing
  • Lab final
Professional Component

Contributes to Engineering Topics Courses of Civil Engineering major.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Lab Reports: 30%
  • Midterm: 20%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

June 17, 2013
Senate Approved:
April 19, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr