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Course Description

Institution    King Saud University                  

College/Department     College of Engineering  /   Civil Engineering

A Course Identification and General Information

1.  Course title and code:  Spatial Measurements- SE 212

2.  Credit hours:      3 hrs

3.  Program(s) in which the course is offered.

(If general elective available in many programs indicate this rather than list programs)

Civil and Surveying Engineering

 

4.  Name of faculty member responsible for the course

 

5.  Level/year at which this course is offered

Level 2– 2rd Year (junior year)

 

6.  Pre-requisites for this course (if any)

 

Math 107 (Algebra and Analytic Geometry)

 

7.  Co-requisites for this course (if any)

None

8.  Location if not on main campus

Main Campus

 


B  Objectives 

1.  Summary of the main learning outcomes for students enrolled in the course.

·         Understand principles of plane surveying.

·         Carry out distance measurement by traditional and electronic methods.

·         Carry out differential leveling.

·         Determine planimetric areas.

·         Perform earth work calculations.

·         Carry out traverse survey.

·         Layout horizontal curves.

 

 

2.  Briefly describe any plans for developing and improving the course that are being implemented.  (eg increased use of IT or web based reference material,  changes in content as a result of new research in the field)

 

 

 

C.  Course Description (Note:  General description in the form to be used for the Bulletin or Handbook should be attached)

1 Topics to be Covered

 

Topic

No of Weeks

Contact hours

a.        Introduction

·         Basic concepts and definition of Surveying & Geomatics. Types of Surveying

·         Surveying instrumentation.

·         Survey references: coordinates systems.

 

 

1 1/2

 

 

3

b.        Principles of Survey Observations and Errors

·         Types of measurements made in surveying and their units

·         Sources of errors. Types of errors.

·         Probability equation and curve for normal distribution.

·         Accuracy, precision and relative precision.

·         Example problem.

 

 

 

1 1/2

 

 

 

3

c.        Distance Measurement: Taping

·         Introduction: Methods of measuring horizontal distance.

·         Systematic taping errors and corrections.

·         Miscellaneous problems. Obstacles.

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

d.        Levelling: Principles and Practical Aspects.

·         Definitions.

·         Difference in elevation between two points: one set up.

·         Two-peg test.

·         Differential levelling: Definitions, procedure, and errors

·         Profile and cross-sections levelling: Worked examples.

·         Reciprocal levelling. Grid levelling and contouring.

·         Sources of errors in levelling. Problems.

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

8

e.        Areas and Volumes.

·         Methods of determining areas: straight-sided and irregular figures

·         Area by coordinates. Area by planimeter.

·         Partitioning of lands.

·         Methods of volume computations: Average end area formula.

·         Prismoidal formula. Contour area method. Unit-area or borrow-pit method.

·         problems

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

4

f.         Lay out of horizontal and vertical curves.

2

4

g.        Electronic measurements: Electronic measurement theory and field application

 

1

2

h.        Traversing

·         Main parts of optical and digital theodolites, centering and levelling the instrument.

·         Electronic measurement theory and field application.

·         Angle and distances measurements.                                                       

·         Calculations Traverses adjustment and applications.

·         Intersection and resection problems

 

2

4

 

                                2 Course components (total contact hours per semester):

Lectures:  30

 

Tutorial:  15

Field works: 30

Other:  --

 

3. Additional private study/learning hours expected for students per week. (This should be an average: for the semester not a specific requirement in each week)

30 hours/semester

 

4. Development of Learning Outcomes in Domains of Learning 

For each of the domains of learning shown below indicate:

·         A brief summary of the knowledge or skill the course is intended to develop;

·         A description of the teaching strategies to be used in the course to develop that knowledge or  skill;

·         The methods of student assessment to be used in the course to evaluate learning outcomes in the domain concerned.

a.  Knowledge 

(i)  Description of the knowledge to be acquired

·         Knowledge of probability and theory of errors to know and analyze the precision and accuracy of the results.

·         Field work skills to make reconnaissance, sketching, stationing, and measuring to produce a large scale map and traversing.

·         Collection of data to perform profile and grid leveling.

·         Electronic surveying measurement.

·         Layout horizontal and vertical curves.

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop that knowledge

·          Interactive learning process through questions and answers in class and lab.

·          Worked examples through a sequential delivery of surveying lectures.

·          Field work applications on a real engineering project.

·          Observation, calculations, and analyse the result within a team work.

 

(iii)  Methods of assessment of knowledge acquired

·               Exams, homework and lab reports are used to assess the acquired knowledge on the subject.

·               Oral examination in lab to examine the students’ ability to work within a team.

b.  Cognitive Skills

(i)                   Cognitive skills to be developed

Upon completion the course, students will:

·             Understand the principles of making reconnaissance, sketching, stationing, measuring by taping on level and slope ground to produce a large scale map.

·             Apply knowledge of probability and theory of errors to know and analyse  the precision and accuracy of the results.

·             Be able to perform profile observations, calculations and drawing.

·             Be able to carry out traverse surveys

·             Be able to layout horizontal and vertical curves.

.

 

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these cognitive skills

·               Lectures are covered by numerous worked examples, some of which are engineering applications in the field.

·            Field works are planned around a real engineering applications that require reconnaissance procedure, sketching, stationing, measuring, calculations and drawing.

·               Engage students in lectures and field work discussion with questions and answers.

 

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students cognitive skills

·               Exams and homework will include problems, solution of which requires scientific thinking and applications of engineering formulas.

·            Field work reports need require data analysis and interpretation of observations.

c. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

(i)  Description of the interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility to be developed

·                Punctual attendance of classes and laboratory session is required of the students.

·               Students are encouraged to submit technical written report and drawing planemetric scaled map.

·               Students recognize their role and learn to manage their time with an engineering team carrying other aspects for field measurements and data analysing.

 

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills and abilities

·               Field work projects and reports with a large scale maps.

·               Field work projects and reports in traversing and layout of horizontal and vertical curves.

·               Assignments are given to the students at regular intervals for them to solve and submit on time.

 

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students interpersonal skills and capacity to carry responsibility

·               Class attendance of students at the beginning of the lecture is recoded.

·               Recording of submission of assignment, lab reports and the grades.

 

d.   Communication, Information Technology and Numerical Skills

(i)  Description of the skills to be developed in this domain.

·                   Ability of students to work within a team and understand the theory and use of the fundamental instruments.

·                   Apply knowledge of probability and theory of errors to know and analyse the precision and accuracy of the collected observations.

·                   Ability to write reports in English and draw a large scale map.

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills

·                     Questions of exams and assignments require students’ knowledge in mathematics to solve engineering problems.

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students numerical and communication skills

·                     Through students score in all exams and assignments.

·                     Evaluation of written lab reports and project drawings

                      

e.  Psychomotor Skills (if applicable)

(i)  Description of the psychomotor skills to be developed and the level of performance required

      Not applicable.

 

(ii)  Teaching strategies to be used to develop these skills

 

(iii)  Methods of assessment of students psychomotor skills

 

 

 

5. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester

 

Assessment

Assessment task  (eg. essay, test, group project, examination etc.)

Week due

Proportion of Final Assessment

1

 

Homework 1 through 2, given every two weeks

Every two weeks

5%

2

 

5 field work reports, each for a new project

Every 2-3 weeks

10%

3

 

First mid-term exam

Within the  sixth week

15%

4

 

Second mid-term exam

Within the  twelfth week

15%

5

Laboratory field observations test

Last week

5%

5

 

Final Exam

As scheduled by the registrar

50%

D. Student Support

 

1. Arrangements for availability of faculty for individual student consultations and academic advice. (include amount of time faculty are available each week)

 

·                  At least 3 hrs/week for students’ consultation and academic advice.

 

 

 

E Learning Resources

1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching

 

·                   Student course evaluation at the conclusion of the course.

 

2  Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Instructor or by the Department

 

·                   Faculty assessment of the course and effectiveness of teaching delivery.

·                   Periodic self- assessment of the program.

 

3  Processes for Improvement of Teaching

 

·                     Undergraduate Committee will review deficiencies based on the student evaluation, faculty input, course file, and program assessment.

·                     Feedback from employers and alumni surveys and graduating students’ input are used to identify any deficiencies in students’ ability in applying knowledge of properties and the use of structural materials.

·                     Organize workshop on effective teaching methods to enable instructors to improve their teaching skill.

·                     Teaching method will focus on students’ learning and on course learning outcomes.

 

 

4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement (eg. check marking by an independent faculty member of a sample of student work, periodic exchange and remarking of a sample of assignments with a faculty member in another institution)

 

 

·                     Undergraduate Committee will review samples of student work in this course to check on the standard of grades and achievements.

·                     A faculty member from a reputable university will evaluate the course material and the students’ work to compare the standard of grades and achievements with those at his university. This evaluator will also comment on the laboratory facilities and the adequacy of the equipment used in the lab.

 

 

 

5  Describe the  planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement.

 

 

·                   Self- assessment at every two years and the external assessment by the invited faculty member at every four years will be carried out. The feedback received from these assessments will be used to plan for further improvement in the course syllabus, teaching method, and delivery of course materials.

 

 

 

 

F. Facilities Required

 

Indicate requirements for the course including size of classrooms and laboratories (ie number of seats in classrooms and laboratories, extent of computer access etc.)

1.  Accommodation (Lecture rooms, laboratories, etc.)

 

2. Computing resources

 

 

 

 

3. Other resources (specify --eg. If specific laboratory equipment is required, list requirements or attach list)

 

 

 

 

 

G   Course Evaluation and Improvement Processes

1 Strategies for Obtaining Student Feedback on Effectiveness of Teaching

 

·                   Student course evaluation at the conclusion of the course.

 

2  Other Strategies for Evaluation of Teaching by the Instructor or by the Department

 

·                   Faculty assessment of the course and effectiveness of teaching delivery.

·                   Periodic self- assessment of the program.

 

3  Processes for Improvement of Teaching

 

·                     Undergraduate Committee will review deficiencies based on the student evaluation, faculty input, course file, and program assessment.

·                     Feedback from employers and alumni surveys and graduating students’ input are used to identify any deficiencies in students’ ability in applying knowledge of properties and the use of structural materials.

·                     Organize workshop on effective teaching methods to enable instructors to improve their teaching skill.

·                     Teaching method will focus on students’ learning and on course learning outcomes.

 

 

4. Processes for Verifying Standards of Student Achievement (eg. check marking by an independent faculty member of a sample of student work, periodic exchange and remarking of a sample of assignments with a faculty member in another institution)

 

 

·                     Undergraduate Committee will review samples of student work in this course to check on the standard of grades and achievements.

·                     A faculty member from a reputable university will evaluate the course material and the students’ work to compare the standard of grades and achievements with those at his university. This evaluator will also comment on the laboratory facilities and the adequacy of the equipment used in the lab.

 

 

 

5  Describe the  planning arrangements for periodically reviewing course effectiveness and planning for improvement.

 

 

·                   Self- assessment at every two years and the external assessment by the invited faculty member at every four years will be carried out. The feedback received from these assessments will be used to plan for further improvement in the course syllabus, teaching method, and delivery of course materials.

 

 

 

 

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