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Basic Surveying with Total Stations SURV 1104

Surveying Course

Course details

Students will perform total station instrument setups, checks and calibration for both infrared and reflectorless technology. Students will also carry out angle and distance measurement procedures, direct and remote elevation determination, traversing procedures, topographic/detail surveys and construction layout. The course will cover both onboard digital and manual data collection and on-board data processing in a variety of industry standard scenarios. An overview of coordinates and coordinate systems will also be given. A portion of this course is available on-line.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$921.42

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of SURV 1104 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 80121

Duration

Sat Mar 18 - Sat Apr 22 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 80121
  • $921.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 18 - Apr 22 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 312
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$921.42

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. No class on April 8, 2023 (Good Friday/Easter Monday weekend) You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only). You may contact the instructor directly should you have any questions about this course: Alan_Weston@bcit.ca.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define survey terminology.
  • Describe the components of the total station.
  • Set up a total station over a point.
  • Calibrate a total station for distance measurement.
  • Calibrate a total station for angle measurement.
  • Adjust total station operational settings for a variety of scenarios.
  • Measure horizontal angles.
  • Measure zenith angles.
  • Measure slope distances.
  • Measure reflectorless and infra red distance measurements.
  • Collect manual and digital field data.
  • Carry out a closed traverse using a total station.
  • Carry out a 3D topographic survey using a total station.
  • Use on-board station software for survey analysis.
  • Layout a point.
  • Measure areas.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Basic Surveying with Total Stations (SURV 1104) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Construction Operations
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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