• Have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to understand the measurement techniques and equipment used in land surveying.
• To enable students to understand theory and practice of land surveying.
• To enable students in reading and preparing surveying maps.
• To develop skills to use modern survey instruments.


CLO: 1. to define and explain basic knowledge of engineering surveying.
CLO: 2. to solve numerical problems using survey techniques and modern methods.
CLO: 3. to discuss and clarify survey techniques for solving related problems.
CLO: 4. to perform calculations using MS Excel for solving numerical problems using survey techniques and modern methods.


  1. Introduction
    • Introduction to land surveying
    • Definitions of basic surveying terms branches and their application
    • Instruments used
  2. Techniques
    • Distance measurement techniques
    • Theodolite and its types
    • Traversing and triangulation, bearings and meridians, plane table surveying
    • Computation of areas and volumes by various methods
  3. Modern Methods in Surveying
    • Principles of edm operation, edm characteristics
    • Total stations, field procedures for total stations in topographic surveys
    • Construction layout using total stations
  4. Leveling and Contouring
    • Methods and types of levels, precise leveling
    • Methods and applications of contouring
  5. Surveying Drafting and Computations
    • Maps and plans, plotting, contour maps, profiles, cross-sections, prismoidal formula, computations of area and volumes by graphical analysis and use of surveying software
  6. Field Work
    • Horizontal and vertical control, construction surveys, railways, highways, pipelines and other infrastructures
    • Layout of buildings and structures