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.
- Students will develop a basic knowledge of AutoCad Civil 3D software as they relate to the civil drafting process.
- Students will become familiar with a basic understanding of computers, drafting and trigonometry is required.
- 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.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
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.
- Perform basic distance and angular measurements.
- Evaluate the quality of collected measurements.
- Utilize a measuring tape.
- Determine a plumb line.
- Set up a level line.
- Set up a tripod and total station.
- Utilize a plumb rod.
- Understand the role of surveying in civil engineering and construction-related fields.
- Understand new technologies is surveying.
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.
- Understand the basic principles of photogrammetry.
- Perform photo measurements and computation.
- Be able to design aerial surveying projects.
- Define the basic principles of analytical photogrammetry.
- Explain the different steps in aerial triangulation.
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.
- Understand how the USPLSS was developed and used
- Be able to locate and identify USPLSS survey monuments
- Be able to apply single and double proportion methods
- Be able to subdivide USPLSS sections
- Be able to read, write and interpret USPLSS legal descriptions