Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8162140 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 測量学・実習
Subject Name
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Land Surveying and Exercise
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Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:ENG 111, (1T) Tues5-8:ENG 117
Lesson Style Lecture/Practical Lesson Style
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Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students 四類(建設・環境系)社会基盤環境工学プログラムの2年生および過年度生
Keywords SDGS_11, Surveying Principles, Error Propagation Law, Least Squares Method, Level Surveying, Angular Surveying, Traverse Surveying, Triangulation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This class corresponds to D) Ability to analyze problems in the learning and educational objectives of this program. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to analyze  problems 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The goal of this class is to understand measurement, learn about surveying techniques, learn how to adjust measurement results, practice various surveying methods using surveying instruments and acquire practical surveying skills.

The evaluation items are as follows:
1. To be able to understand measurement methods and their characteristics.
2. To be able to appropriately apply optimization methods necessary for error analysis.
3. To be able to consider the causes of errors based on the theory of measurement errors and to be able to formulate improvement plans.
4. To be able to understand the purpose and outline of major surveying tasks and to be able to select the appropriate location and method for the task.
5. To be able to understand the principles and construction of the main surveying instruments and be able to correctly set up, sight, and measure to obtain information with the required accuracy.
6. To be able to evaluate accuracy by calculating the most probable value and standard error from observed values and to be able to consider measures for improvement. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance on surveying, mathematics used in surveying, role of reference points and how to determine them
lesson2 Correct measurement, nature of error, estimation of true value, error propagation
lesson3 Multiple measurements with different accuracy, Observation equation and least square method
lesson4 Angular surveying
lesson5 Closure of traverse, closure of triangulation
lesson6 Mid-term examination, Practical guidance, Installation of surveying instruments
lesson7 Level surveying
lesson8 Angular surveying and traverse surveying
lesson9 Calculation of closing adjustment for traverse surveying
lesson10 Triangulation
lesson11 Triangulation
lesson12 Triangulation adjustment calculation
lesson13 Laser surveying
lesson14 Topographical surveying
lesson15 Drafting and drawing

The surveying course has a mid-term examination, and the practical surveying course has a report and a practical examination.

The class schedule depends on the weather. 
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(More Details) Surveying instrument, 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The PPTs used in class will be made available on Moodle, so please use them for review after class.
Before the practical training, students should thoroughly review the contents of the previous training sessions.
When performing various types of surveying, students should fully understand the principles of measurement and consider the follows:
(1) How to set up the appropriate surveying instruments quickly and efficiently.
(2) How to perform accurate and efficient surveying. 
Requirements In case of unavoidable absence due to unforeseen accidents, etc., be sure to contact the instructor for instructions. 
Grading Method Grades will be based on a mid-term examination, a written report, and a practical examination, and will be graded on a 100-point scale. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This course is required to qualify as an assistant surveyor and to sit for the professional surveyor examination. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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