Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Construction Surveying CIV264 4 2 + 2 4


Language English
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. ÇETİN MEKİK
Instructors Assoc.Prof. ÇETİN MEKİK
Goals To teach the foundation of land measurements and techniques involved in a construciton site.
Contents Plane coordinate systems, computations of coordinates using land measurements (horizontal and vertical angles, distances etc.), concept of measurement errors and types, surveying for and computing areas, levelling, computing volumes of earthworks, vertical sections, modern geodetic positioning techniques.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Acquiring necessary knowledge on the fundamentals in land measurements and equipment.
2 Grasping the concept of measurement errors, error propagation law, and computing mean errors.
3 Learning the concept and computation of areas on earth and volumes of earthworks in a construction site.
4 Familiarizing the modern positioning techniques and technologies.
5 (Waiting for translation) Identifing geometrical problems encountered in a construction site in terms of surveying and computation.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Theoretical presentation, practice and homework.
Assessment Methods Midterm exam, fieldwork evaluation and final exam.

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to land surveying.
2 Angle measurements and angle coversions.
3 Plane coordinate systems.
4 Fundamental principles in coordinate computations.
5 Basic surveying equipment for land surveying.
6 Concept of measurment errors
7 Error propagation law and computation of mean errors.
8 Angle measurements and equipment.
9 Conventional positining techniques.
10 Levelling and levelling equipment.
11 Levelling and levelling equipment.
12 Vertical sections and contouring.
13 Computation of volumes.
14 Modern positioning techniques and technologies.

Textbook W. Irvine "Surveying for Construction" McGraw-Hill Book Company, ISBN:0-07-707041-0
Additional Resources B.F. Kavanagh "Geomatics", Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N. Jersey, Columbus, Ohio, ISBN: 0-13-032289-X

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 70
Practice 3 30
In-Term Total 4 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License. x
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Arazi Çalışması 3 3 9
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Work Load (h) 117
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.9
ECTS Credit of the Course 4