Core Module Information
Module title: Surveying

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

Module code: BSV07112
Module leader: Grant Sinclair
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


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;

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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:
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.

The ability to measure/quantify buildings and construction work are mandatory core skills for Chartered Surveyors and a module fundamental to a career in the Built Environment.

The module addresses a number of the requirements of the RICS Building Surveying APC Pathway Guide at levels 1 & 2 for Measurement of Land and Property eg:
Level 1
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and limitations of measurement relevant to your area of practice.
Level 2
Apply your knowledge to undertake measurement.

The lecture and tutorial materials are available in hard and electronic format (on VLE) to cater for the diverse student group. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

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 encourage 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 an 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 questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by one piece of 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 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Discussion/Participation 1,4 4
Report 100 1,2,3,4 12 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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