103-0132-AAL  Geodetic Metrology Fundamentals

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersA. Wieser
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


103-0132-AA RGeodetic Metrology Fundamentals
Self-study course. No presence required.
56s hrsA. Wieser

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ObjectiveGetting to know the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ContentOverview on the different domains of geodetic metrology
Geodetic instruments and sensors
Determination of 3D-coordinates with GNSS, total sttaion and levelling
Calculation methods of geodetic metrology
Survey and staking-out methods
Lecture notesSlides and additional material used in the associated regular course Geodätische Messtechnik GZ (in German) are provided in electronic form.
LiteratureUren J, Price B (2010) Surveying for Engineers. 5th ed., Palgrave Macmillan.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe field course is part of this lecture. Practical exercises complete the subjects taught during the semester.

If evidence of equivalent practical experience in surveying cannot be provided by the student, participation in the field course during the respective next available period (i.e. 1 week in the beginning of the summer holidays) is required.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. Wieser
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationOptionally the examination can also be carried out in German.

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