Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

Engineering Surveying

Specific Objectives of course:

  • To enable students to understand theory and practice of land surveying.
  • To enable students in reading and preparing surveying maps.
  • To develop skills to use modern survey instruments.
 Course Outline:
Introduction: Introduction to land surveying, definitions of basic surveying terms, branches and their application, Instruments used.
Techniques:  Distance measurement techniques, Theodolite and its Types, Traversing and Triangulation, Bearings and Meridians, Plane Table Surveying. Computation of areas and volumes by various methods.

Modern Methods in Surveying: Principles of EDM Operation, EDM Characteristics,  Total Stations, Field procedures for Total Stations in Topographic Surveys, Construction layout using Total Stations.
Leveling and Contouring: Methods and types of levels, Precise leveling. Methods and applications of contouring.
Surveying Drafting and Computations: Maps and Plans, Plotting, Contour Maps, Profiles, Cross- sections, Prismoidal formula, Computations of area and volumes by graphical analysis and use of surveying software.
Field Work: Horizontal and Vertical control, Construction SurveysRailways, Highways, Pipelines and other infrastructures, Layout of buildings and structures.

Lab Outline: 
The Design work and/or experiments related to above mentioned outline shall be covered in the Laboratory/Design class.

 Recommended Books:

  • Wolf P.R. & Ghilani C. D. Elementary Surveying – An introduction to Geometrics, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, USA, 2004.
  • Kavanagh,B. Surveying principles and Application, Prentice Hall (8th Edition), 2008
  • Irvine, W. Surveying for Construction, McGraw Hill (4th Edition), 1995
  • Davis, R.E. Surveying Theory and Practice, McGraw Hill (7th Edition), 1966
  • Russel, P.W. and Brinker, C. , Elementary Surveying, Harper Collins(9th Edition), 1997
  • James M. Anderson and Edward M. Mikhail, Introduction to Surveying, International Student Edition, 1984, McGraw Hill Book Company.