Land surveying is the measurement and mapping of our surrounding environment using mathematics, specialized technology and equipment. Land surveying is a scientific technique used to determine a property’s points and distances between them. In many cases, these points are used to create boundaries for ownership and establish land maps. This course introduces students to Land Surveying. The student will study both the theory and practical application of Levelling, Linear Measuring, Angle Measurement and the Measurement of Buildings. In addition, the student will develop the knowledge to use specialist surveying equipment to complete land surveying and building measurement tasks. Land surveyors use physics, mathematics, engineering and law to establish land boundaries. They also use a variety of equipment to do their job, like robotic total stations, prisms, GPS receivers, radios, 3D scanners, surveying software and tablets.
24 hours (incl. of 2 hours assessment)
Apply the principles of linear measuring used to measure buildings, complete topographic mapping and to solve practical survey problems.
Execute computations for levelling applications such as flying levelling, longitudinal sectioning and contouring.
Detail the procedures and typical applications of distance and angle measurement captured with surveying instruments
Complete a pre-survey field plan for a typical land surveying field survey operation
Produce a written report detailing procedures, typical observations, calculations and results for practical surveying applications.
Mode of Assessment
At the end of the course, learners are required to complete a total of 2 hours of written assessment.
Learners are assumed to: ESS Workplace literacy and numeracy Level 3 and above