CEN1002 Surveying and MetrologyBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs CIVIL ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CEN1002 Surveying and Metrology Spring 2 0 2 5

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MESUT NEGİN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi MESUT NEGİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: 1. Explain and apply the theory of measurement,
2. Identify the various types of surveying instruments used and their appropriate application,
3. Successfully solve surveying problems of horizontal distance, vertical distance, and angular measurement,
4. Explain the principles of map creation and projection and use maps to successfully solve problems of measurements,
5. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of surveying fundamentals,
6. To accurately interpret the data recorded on the survey drawings.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Theory of measurement and Errors
- Basics of surveying
- Distance Measurement
- Leveling (theory, methods, and equipment)
- Angle Measurement (theory, methods, and equipment)
- Surveying calculations (traverse, coordinate, area, ...)

Course Content

Basic information about metrology, physical measurement principles, uncertainties of measurements, errors, adjustment of errors, accuracy and precision of measurements, basic concepts about surveying, equipment, methods and calculations used in land surveying, understand various methods of surveying, estimate distance, angle and height through different instruments, basis of coordinate systems and coordinate calculations, calculate area and volume and to generate maps.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Basics of Surveying
3) Units and Significant figures
4) Theory of Errors
5) Distance Measurement
6) Differential Leveling
7) Differential Leveling-continued
8) Introduction to Automatic Level instruments
9) Angle Measurement
10) Introduction to Theodolites instruments
11) Traversing
12) Coordinate Calculations
13) Area & Contouring
14) Global Positioning System (GPS)


Course Notes / Textbooks: Charles D. Ghilani & Paul R. Wolf, Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics (14th Edition), Prentice Hall, 2016.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Project 1 10 10
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 126

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and civil engineering; the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas in complex engineering problems. 3
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, structural and/or structural members to meet specific requirements under realistic constraints and conditions; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. 2
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in civil engineering applications; ability to use civil engineering technologies effectively. 5
5) Ability to design, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for the study of complex engineering problems or civil engineering research topics. 1
6) Ability to work effectively within and multi-disciplinary teams; individual study skills.
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing.
8) Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; ability to access information to follow developments in civil engineering technology. 1
9) To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility; having awareness of the importance of employee workplace health and safety. 2
10) Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of civil engineering solutions. 2