Module title: Surveying 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV07102
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying


2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Grant Sinclair
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Lectures deal with the basics of the subject and seek to convey the knowledge base to the students.
Tutorials and practicals are used to encourage students to practice mensuration skills applied to land and buildings. They are also used to introduce the students to working and collaborating in groups.
Students are encouraged to read outside the teaching notes and have weekly directed reading specified in the module study guide.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The ability to measure/quantify buildings and construction work are mandatory core skills for Chartered Surveyors. Equally it is a key ability for any Construction Manager. A module fundamental to a career in the Built Environment.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

Supporting equality and diversity
The variety of teaching methods and types of assessments ensure that a range of backgrounds and aptitudes are catered for. The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on Moodle) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Where appropriate, international examples of construction are used where they demonstrate good practice. Reference to International Standards is included.

Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by coursework which is designed to develop the students' practical and written skills.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 104
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1,2 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 50 3,4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Provides an introduction to the surveying discipline in the measurement of land, construction and property.
Provide an introduction to Health and safety.
Purpose of the functions undertaken and examples of methods of building inspection utilised.
An introduction of sources of sustainable mechanisms for the built environment, to achieve low carbon building design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Gain an appreciation of sustainability challenges for the built environment
LO2: Relate the appropriate mechanisms to achieve low carbon buildings
LO3- describe through examples, appropriate procedures and considerations required to be applied in building inspection techniques;
LO4 - demonstrate an understanding of Health & Safety relating to the construction profession.
LO5: use of measurement equipment and techniques in a proficient manner; interpret drawings and other resource material;

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07102 Surveying 1