Skip to content


Surveying 7.5 credits

First cycle, Q0012B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 4 - Spring 2020 Sp 4
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

On completion of the course, the student shall:

• be able to apply the national Swedish coordinate and altitude system
• have knowledge of the functions and fields of application of the measuring instruments used in surveying and placement of roads, railways and buildings
• be able to apply measuring methods and placement methods
• comprehend the theory of errors and methods of error calculation
• be able to use computer programmes for managing surveying data
• have knowledge of legislation concerning surveying with special regard to mineral extraction.

The subjects that are treated in this course are: the national Swedish coordinate and altitude system, surveying instruments, surveying methods and placement methods, satellite geodesy, and the theory of errors. The teaching combines theory with field exercises and computer applications. In addition the Swedish mining law and specifically its relation to mining surveying is covered in the course.

Teaching occurs through lectures, calculation assignments and field work.

A written examination (5 credits) and field work and approved assessment reports (2.5 credits).

Phillip Tretten

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2012 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Karlsson Tore. (1997) Mätningsteknik. BriKå. (317 s).

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 55.00MandatoryA12
0002Field exercises, assignment reportsU G#2.50MandatoryA12

Syllabus established
by 03 Apr 2012

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 16 Jan 2020