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Basic surveying 7.5 credits

Byggmätning 1
First cycle, Y0003B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Geographic Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Geographic Information Technology and Surveying

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 and Y0008B Tools for engeneering calculations and reporting

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
Kursen motsvarar O0002K –The course aims to develop basic knowledge of, and practical skills in, detailed measurement (measurement in general, installation in particular) in connection with the construction of houses and facilities. After completing the course participants should be able to…

Knowledge and understanding
Describe the basics of producing release data and practical release with GPS.
Know and understand the meaning of different coordinate systems, GPS systems and machine control.
Read lists of quantities and technical descriptions used in construction and civil engineering.

Competence and skills
Manage total station, GNSS equipment as well as balancing instruments and plant lasers
Apply standard software and transfer results between instruments and computers.
Perform simpler release and measurement.
Read drawings and carry out reference line laying for houses.

Instrument theory (GNSS, total station, as well as balancing instruments and plant lasers).
Software (Geo, Topocad, etc.).
Plant measurement
House release
Drawing reading for road, house and land
Construction documents, quantity list, technical description and AMA 

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory work, arithmetic exercises, individual work, group work, field exercises.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined through design assignments and a written test.

Grading takes place according to grade scale G U VG. All included examination parts must be completed for the final grade on the course.

Transition terms
Replaces O0002K.

Jonny Nilimaa

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ritningsläsning Mätningsteknik(2008). Upplaga 1. 978-91-47-01913-7
Other literature and course materials are provided digitally in the course room at Canvas.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Written testU G VG *4.00MandatoryA21
0004Assignment reportU G#3.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2008-01-22 and is valid from H08.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021