SUR 143. Civil/Survey Drafting I

3 Credits (2+2P)

Introduction to drafting in the field of Civil Engineering. Drawings, projects, and terminologies related to topographic mapping, contour drawings, plan, and profiles as street/highway layout. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in E T 109 or DRFT 109.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will develop a basic knowledge of AutoCad Civil 3D software as they relate to the civil drafting process.
  2. Students will become familiar with a basic understanding of computers, drafting and trigonometry is required.
  3. Use of long-term projects will be utilized to simulate real-world work environments to aid the understanding and applying vocabulary on surveying drafting plans.
  4. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.

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SUR 222. Introduction to Geomatics

3 Credits (2+3P)

Theory and practice of geomatics as applied to plane surveying in the areas of linear measurements, angle measurements, area determination, differential and trigonometric leveling, and topographic mapping.

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in MATH 1250G or higher.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform basic distance and angular measurements.
  2. Evaluate the quality of collected measurements.
  3. Utilize a measuring tape.
  4. Determine a plumb line.
  5. Set up a level line.
  6. Set up a tripod and total station.
  7. Utilize a plumb rod.
  8. Understand the role of surveying in civil engineering and construction-related fields.
  9. Understand new technologies is surveying.

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SUR 285. Precise Digital Mapping

3 Credits (3)

Photogrammetric Mapping Principles, digital sensor including optical cameras, terrestrial, surveying control, IMU & GPS integration, stereo photography, analytical triangulation, orthorectification, precision and accuracy of measurement systems, sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) applications to geospatial data collection and practical applications project fight/pre planning, sensor platform, FAA regulations and restrictions, introduction to laser scanning systems. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the basic principles of photogrammetry.
  2. Perform photo measurements and computation.
  3. Be able to design aerial surveying projects.
  4. Define the basic principles of analytical photogrammetry.
  5. Explain the different steps in aerial triangulation.

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SUR 292. Legal Principles and Boundary Law I

3 Credits (3)

Fundamentals of real property law; principles of land description; survey evidence and procedure in boundary determination, order of importance of conflicting elements; and liability, ethical and professional principles in boundary surveying; contemporary issues in boundary determination.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand how the USPLSS was developed and used
  2. Be able to locate and identify USPLSS survey monuments
  3. Be able to apply single and double proportion methods
  4. Be able to subdivide USPLSS sections
  5. Be able to read, write and interpret USPLSS legal descriptions

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