This is a short CPD course for those who have certified competence in Land surveying, linear surveying and levelling. It is particularly suited to construction personnel who are involved with the organisation of surveying and setting out on construction sites. Please note that a delivery of this programme occurs when sufficient demand exists. Applications are held on file and contact is made with interested applicants when the minimum number of students required to deliver the course has been attained.
Course Fee: €600
Duration & Delivery
The course is typically offered over a number of days, including Saturdays. Exact dates and timetable arrangements are available on the programme webpage. Typically, the hours may be 6pm – 9pm Friday evenings and 9am – 4pm Saturdays for a total of four weekends. Information updates may be obtained by contacting the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering.
Applicants may also be interested in the Digital Land Surveying & GPS short course which occurs in spring each year).
Information updates may be obtained by contacting the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering.
Having completed this module an individual would expect to be able to:
- Organise resources, record and process survey data using specialised equipment (e.g. Total Station, GPS, Digital Level)
- Use computer applications to process and manipulate survey data
- Use specialised equipment (e.g. Total Station, GPS, Digital Level) to set out construction works
- Process and present in an appropriate format the outcomes of survey or setting out exercises
- Work as the leader in a team carrying out surveying exercises
Detailed module information
Electromagnetic Distance Measurement
Construction and use of equipment. Sources of error and accuracy. Checking adjustment. Field procedures.
Data capture. Setup data. Feature codes, strings and digital ground modelling. Coordinate systems. Software and hardware requirements.
Accuracy specification. Stages in setting out. Generation of setting out data. Methods of marking and referencing.
Data formats. Software systems. Digital Terrain Modelling. Data presentation, plans, sections and models. Calculation of volumes.
Global Positioning Systems
Introduction to practical Applications of Global Positioning Systems. Principles of operation. Space, control and user segments. Differential GPS.
Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)