Surveying I

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Surveying I

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is designed for students of Geomatics and aims to provide an understanding of graphical and spatial concepts and skills in plane surveying measuring and calculation; develop problem solving skills in relation to practical surveying problems and equip students with group work skills and technical report writing skills. Topics include: basic instrumentation, calculations used in surveying to determine co-ordinates on a mapping plane:
    theodolites, levels, electronic distance measuring equipment (EDM) and GPS; joins, polars, traversing, intersection, resection, triangulation, trilateration, triangulateration, error figures, eccentric reduction and reverse polars, levelling calculations, distance measurement, and tachaeometry and topographic mapping and surface fitting. In addition, the course builds competency in the solution of integrated survey calculation problems.

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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