1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Environment Coursework Specification Module Information Module Title Land Surveying Module Code KB4023 Module Level and Credit Points 4 (20 credits) Module Leader Professor Mike Lim Coursework Title Surveying Concepts and Data Analysis Coursework Specification Author Professor Mike Lim Academic Year and Semester(s) 2021/22, Semester 1 Coursework Submission and Feedback Release Date of Coursework Specification to Students 10:00 BST on 31st October 2022 Mechanism Used to Disseminate Coursework Specification to Students Assessment and Submission folder on Blackboard module Date and Time of Submission of Coursework by Students 11:00 BST on 15 December 2022 The mechanism for Submission of Coursework by Students Turnitin digital submission portal in Assessment and Submission folder on Blackboard module Return Date of Unconfirmed Internally Moderated Mark(s) and Feedback to Students No later than 11:00 BST on 13 January 2023 Northumbria University NEWCASTLE The mechanism for Return of Unconfirmed Internally Moderated Mark(s) and Feedback to Students Turnitin digital submission portal and/or My Grades on Blackboard module MCE | Department Education Board Version 2.0 | Page 1 of 7 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Assessment Details Module Learning Outcomes (MLOs) Assessed by Coursework 1. Determine positions and levels of points, to an acceptable degree of accuracy, using a range of surveying techniques. 2. Identify the contribution surveying makes to the design, quality, sustainability and successful completion of engineering projects. 3. Use surveying equipment effectively, efficiently and to professional standards of skill and safety considerations 4. Develop and apply teamwork, communication and leadership in order to complete group tasks and address problems solving issues. 5. To identify issues and potential causes of error and work effectively to reduce those contributors in future tasks engaging with critical reasoning and reflection. Coursework Overview Land surveying includes gaining measurements of the built and the natural environment that are both precise and accurate. Professional surveying skills are required for all construction projects and form the fundamental process by which designs can become a reality. A key concern of surveyors is to work efficiently and effectively to save costs, improve sustainability and identify issues and solutions to maximise the accuracy and quality of their work. The objectives of this coursework have been designed to demonstrate and enhance your ability to: ● ● ● Evaluate the role of surveying in large projects with a particular focus on earthworks; Demonstrate a clear understanding of errors in key surveying tasks; Use surveying knowledge and understanding to reduce the impact of errors in their work. Coursework Tasks to be Completed by Students For your coursework you should complete all the questions given in Section 5. Your coursework is an individual piece of assessment, and you should be aware of the universities policy on academic misconduct (see Section 4). Your answers should be neatly presented in a document with a cover page. Figures and Tables should be appropriately labelled and referenced. Expected Size of Submission Maximum of 3500 words or equivalent. Referencing Style You are to write your coursework using the Cite Them Right version of the Harvard referencing system or the methodology stated by the module leader. An online guide to Cite Them Right is freely available to Northumbria University students at Assessment Criteria Table 1: Marking criteria and marks available Question Description and marking criteria 1 2 Survey procedure correctly justified and carried out Clear and correct booking procedure Within tolerance: (+5√n) mm Credit given for calculation accuracy and precision. Correct Reduced Levels Correct check procedure ● Clarity of original booking Survey procedure correctly carried out ● Survey data accuracy, area measurement and calculation Adjustment and checks Whole circle bearing calculations Coordinates calculations, including adjustments Closed traverse plots correctly labelled Clarity of original booking MCE | Department Education Board Weighting 20% 20% Version 2.0 | Page 2 of 7 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Correctly classified and justified/explained error types and mitigation measures for three distinct sources of error Correct calculation procedure and accurate results, presented appropriately for polar coordinates. Appropriately identified and explained survey approach, accurate and annotated sketch and sufficient development to show an understanding of how it would improve efficiency and profitability of the project. Appropriate area calculation formula selected, justified and applied. Tables correctly completed and calculations clearly set out. Correct degree of precision and suitable accuracy shown throughout. Clear and appropriate response to the task brief, demonstrating clear understanding of the approach being proposed and any suitable considerations and appropriate, well justified suggestions. Correct definition and suitable examples used, demonstrating and explaining the role of GIS in relevant surveying applications. (1) Assessment Regulations and Policies (a) Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards (b) Group Work Assessments Policy (c) Moderation Policy (d) Retention of Assessed Work Policy (e) Word Limits Policy (2) Assessment Feedback (a) Anonymous Marking Policy (3) Late Submission of Work and Extension Requests (4) Personal Extenuating Circumstances Technical Extenuating Circumstances (6) Student Complaints and Appeals (7) Academic Misconduct (8) Student Disability and Unforeseen Medical Circumstances Guidance for Students on Policies for Assessment The University has several policies for assessment. The following information, which is available to you from the link below, provides guidance on these policies, including relevant procedures and forms. 5% excellence/assessment/guidance-for-students/ 5% MCE | Department Education Board 5% 10% 15% 10% 10% Version 2.0 | Page 3 of 7 5 1. Coursework Tasks Using the TBM allocated to your team, carry out a loop levelling survey to include the four relevant stations (see table 2) and including an inverted reading at position H (note this marker has been painted over and is now all white!), as indicated on Map 1. You must use a minimum of three appropriate change points during the survey. Produce fully completed booking sheets (word processed) using either the Height of Collimation method or the Rise and Fall method, justifying your choice of method. Clearly show all stages of calculations required to check for accuracy. Include a copy of the original field results in the appendix and a neatly typed version with the calculations in the main answer. Trinity Building NORTHUMBERLAND ROAD KEY A Brady and ↑ Northumberland Building 6 52 Map 1: Obtained from Edina digimap. GROUP 1 2 3 4 5 TCBs DE Station Ground Station 46.0m + TBM/Ground station Invert Station Northumberland Annexe CA BA AA GA FA EA DA Notes TBM Number A B C D E F MCE | Department Education Board RADNOR STREET 60 m Ground Station: Metal disc TBM: Yellow Disc Sub Sta TBM HEIGHT 12.875 21.904 38.203 40.192 53.971 68.234 El Sub Sta Camdd Invert station Arrow disk (arrow now white) Safety and Security - when carrying out the survey work please consider: Your personal safety - you must read and follow the surveying risk assessment (in the module guide). The safety of all staff, students, members of the public, visitors and others using the area. Security of the surveying equipment. Version 2.0 | Page 4 of 7 2. You must wear high visibility clothing (e.g. vest / coat) at all times during the survey. If you require any clarification regarding safety or security then please ask. Students not wearing high visibility vests will not be allowed to partake in the survey. Do not leave surveying equipment unattended at any time. Furthermore, be aware that there is only a limited amount of equipment so booking in advance is always advised and may be necessary if working outside of allocated practical sessions. For the four relevant points A - F outlined in Question 1, perform a 4 (four) station traverse survey using the same starting stations allocated to your group (A - F) and the relevant initial bearing and starting coordinates: Starting Station 1 A B C D E F 2 C C D F A B MCE | Department Education Board 3 E E A C C F F A D Bearing 014°45'56" 015°45'56" 016°45'56" 017°45'56" 018°45'56" 019°45'56" Easting (m) 1050.000 2050.000 3050.000 4050.000 5050.000 6050.000 Northing (m) 1610.000 1550.000 1320.000 1440.000 1230.000 1170.000 Version 2.0 | Page 5 of 7

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