Survey (SUR)

SUR-1150  Land Survey I  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the theory and practice of surveying. Theory will be delivered via lecture and textbook. Fundamental topics such as, but not limited to, chaining, leveling and total station use will be introduced. The application and use of data generated by these methods will be focused on. Practical use of survey equipment will reinforce theory through "real world" applications. This course is taken by students from all three programs in the School of Engineering Technologies and is a base for future courses. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (1.0), Lab (3.0)

Equivalent to SUR-150.

Requisite courses: Take SUR-1150L (Required, Concurrent).

SUR-1180  Land Survey II  (3 Credits)  

The application of engineering surveying activities and content. The focus will centre on roadway examples, with references made to how the topics would be applied to other engineering projects. Topics are based on design calculations and surveying for a variety of civil engineering projects. Plan and report preparation will be emphasized. Industry standard design software will be used to supplement and reinforce the field practices. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (4)

Requisite courses: Take CAD-1160 (Required, Previous). Take EDD-1160 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-1150 (Required, Previous).

SUR-2250  Survey Calculations and Analysis  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of standard survey calculations. Use of hand and computer calculations will be applied through a variety of tasks. Topics and related calculations may include vertical adjustments, traverse computations, intersections, error theory, coordinate geometry, least squares and/or linear algebra. Students will be encouraged to select the appropriate calculation tool and/or method to solve survey problems. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (5)

Requisite courses: Take MTH-1170. (Required, Previous).

SUR-2262  Specialized Positioning Applications  (3 Credits)  

An exploration and application of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Light Image and Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as used in the geomatics industry. The theory behind, and use of, these three techniques will be discussed and reviewed. A focus on application of techniques for alternative positioning systems. Surveys using GNSS, LIDAR and UAV will be used to gather data. Industry-standard software will be used to process field data. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (5)

Requisite courses: Take GEO-1185 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-1180 (Required, Previous).

SUR-2267  Advanced Survey Applications I  (3 Credits)  

An examination of the practices for conventional survey instruments. Application of instruments including theodolites, total station, and levels and their accessories. Testing and calibration of these instruments will be performed. Application of instruments for a wide range of tasks such as astronomic observations and theory; horizontal and vertical control; and trigonometric leveling, including recommendations of the correct tools for the appropriate survey task. The labs are designed to replicate `real world' scenarios and to bring theory to practicality. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (5)

Requisite courses: Take GEO-1185 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-1180 (Required, Previous).

SUR-2272  Cadastral Surveying  (3 Credits)  

A study of legislation governing geomatics, land survey systems for the division of land, and the governance of geomatics groups and associations. Topics include an examination of the planning process including land planning policy, regulations, land development concepts, and subdivision design requirements. Students will participate in practical projects related to current land planning issues. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (4)

Requisite courses: Take SUR-1180 (Required, Previous).

SUR-2280  Geomatics Engineering Surveys  (3 Credits)  

Application of survey techniques for engineering projects including creating plans using AutoCAD and Civil 3D software. Specific survey tools, skills, and procedures will be discussed and analyzed. Survey techniques relating to engineering projects will be presented and applied. Preliminary, layout, quantity, and as-built surveys for the design and construction of utilities, roads, bridges, buildings, dams, and tunnels. Plan interpretation and preparation for engineering purposes will be presented and examined. The path from office to field to office will be emphasized. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (1.0), Lab (4.0)

Requisite courses: Take SUR-2262 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-2280L (Required, Concurrent).

SUR-2285  Advanced Survey Applications II  (3 Credits)  

Examination of survey project office and field techniques from conception to completion. Office techniques such as research, analysis of requirements, cost estimates, data preparation will be explored. Field techniques involving setting control, data gathering and design stakeout. Includes surveys for deformation monitoring, pipeline, logo layout, subdivision and house layout. Emphasis is put on the proper portrayal of information required by the Land Titles Office for the submission of legal survey plans. Plan preparation for projects will meet various client needs. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (1.0), Lab (4.0)

Requisite courses: Take SUR-2262 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-2267 (Required, Previous). Take SUR-2285L (Required, Concurrent).