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HS1732 Surveying 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HS1732 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Reference systems in planes and elevation
  • Polar staking out methods
  • Polar and rectangular measurements
  • Free station  
  • Traverse
  • Levelling, trigonometric levelling  
  • GPS

Intended learning outcomes

Outcomes to receive an E grade.

Upon completion of the course, the student shall have a good grasp of the following:

Calculate plane coordinates for new points using these surveying techniques:

  • Polar measurements
  • Rectangular measurements
  • Tying in
  • Intersection

Calculate elevation coordinates for new points using these surveying techniques:

  • Levelling
  • Trigonometric levelling

Set up and take measurements with theodolites and levelling instruments
Keep and calculate measurement protocols
Understand the structure and function of the GPS system

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Students in year 2 of the Higher Education Diploma programme in Construction Management

Recommended prerequisites

AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools
HF1700 Mathematics
HS1721 Building Technology


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Reading materials will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passing grade on examination (TEN1, 4.5 credits), grading scale A-F
Passing grade on field exercises (ÖVN1, 3.0 credits), grading scale P/F
Overall course grade is based on grading scale A-F.

Mandatory attendance at field exercises and the final presentation.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HS1732

Offered by

ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design

Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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