Numerical Methods in Geomatics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Numerical Methods in Geomatics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAM2083F/S or equivalent, APG2014S, APG2016W.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course aims to consolidate knowledge acquired in the introductory course on adjustment, and provide skills and knowledge required to solve all standard adjustment problems. Topics include: advanced least squares modelling using the parametric adjustment case, condition equation adjustment, survey statistics, network design, elimination of nuisance parameters, combined and general case, quasi-parametric case, parametric adjustment with condition equations for the unknowns, generalised inverses, free net adjustment, S-transformation and programming of least squares applications.

    DP requirements: Completion of practical assignments to the satisfaction of the course convener and a minimum average of 35% for all tests.

    Assessment: Tests count 15%, practical assignments count 25%, examination 3 hours counts 60% (sub minimum 40%).

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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