Available in 2017

Course handbook


Various techniques of levelling, angular observation and distance measurement, at different degrees of precision with a variety of instruments, are examined and compared. The associated reductions and computations are also dealt with.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To be aware of a range of surveying instrumentation, both present and past.

2. To know what applications these instruments have.

3. To know what precision can be achieved by a variety of instruments and techniques.

4. To know how to use the instruments.

5. To be able to reduce raw observational data from the instruments to a usable form.

6. To be able to analyse the results obtained and portray them in a cogent manner.


  • Instrumentation and techniques for precise angular observation.
  • Precise levelling: instrumentation and techniques.
  • Other forms of levelling.
  • The measurement of distance by direct and indirect methods.
  • Reduction, adjustment and presentation of observations.
  • Underground mining surveying.

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in courses SURV1110 Surveying 1, SURV1120 Surveying 2, and first year Mathematics.

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

NOTE: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1.


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term