Digital Land Surveying & GPS
Field of Study
Civil & Structural Engineering
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Application Closing Date:
2nd February 2018
This is a short CPD course for those who have certified competence in Land surveying, linear surveying and leveling. It is particularly suited to construction personnel who are involved with the organisation of surveying and setting out on construction sites.
This is a short CPD course for those who have certified competence in Practical Land Surveying. It is particularly suited to construction personnel who are involved with the organisation of surveying and setting out on construction sites. Please note that a delivery of this programme occurs when sufficient demand exists.
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engine
All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
Department website: www.cit.ie/cse
This is a short CPD course for those who have certified competence in Practical Land Surveying. It is particularly suited to construction personnel who are involved with the organisation of surveying and setting out on construction sites. Please note that a delivery of this programme occurs when sufficient demand exists. Applications are held on file and contact is made with interested applicants when the minimum number of students required to deliver the course has been attained.
Applicants may also be interested in the Practical Land Surveying short course which occurs in the autumn each year).
Duration & Delivery
The course is typically offered over a number of days, including Saturdays. Exact dates and timetable arrangements are available on the programme webpage. Typically, the hours may be 6pm - 9pm Friday evenings and 9am – 4pm Saturdays for a total of four weekends. Information updates may be obtained by contacting the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering.
Having completed this module, an individual would expect to be able to:
- establish survey control of determined accuracy using GPS equipment and OSI reference
- compute setting out data from survey and design information
- manipulate field survey data and incorporate design data using specialised software
- critically evaluate the use of advanced positioning
instrumentation for setting out
Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)
The course is based on the Module Descriptor CIVL7005 Digital Land Surveying and GPS. The full Module Descriptor may be viewed here
Coordinate systems: Irish National Grid, Irish Transverse Mercator. Heights & Elevations, Geoid Models, Site Adjustments. OSI services.
Global Positioning Systems
Fundamentals of operation for surveying. Correction and sources of error. Radio regulations. Real time kinematic (RTK), Static and Faststatic operation. Field techniques, RTK and Setting Out.
Data capture. Setup data. Feature codes, strings and digital ground modelling. Software and hardware requirements. Data formats. Software systems. Data transfer, Real time and Post processing systems. Adjustments, data export and reports.
Principles of setting out. Coordinate positioning, total stations and GPS, Controlling verticality, Laser instruments, Machine Control, Quality assurance and accuracy.
- It is currently the intention to have a delivery in February/March 2018. Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
- Please note that applicants will be required to the course fee of €600 online if a place on a course is offered.
- Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.