Setting Out
Study plans 2016-2017 - GEO3061 - 10 ECTS


  • GEO1901 Land Surveying 1
  • GEO1201 Land Surveying 2
  • GEO2281 Land Surveying 3

On the basis of

  • GEO2121 - Digital Terrain Modelling
  • GEO2151 - Survey Adjustment Analysis

Expected learning outcomes

Further development of the knowledge acquired during earlier land surveying courses:
 - From setting out layout design through all phases to quality control and documentation, including interpretation of technical drawings
 - Understanding construction site contracts
 - Gain experience in the use of setting out instrumentation and software
 - Understand the principles of machine guidance systems


- Setting out layout design
 - Interpretation of drawings
 - Understanding contracts
 - Practical exercises
 - relevant computer programs

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Evaluation of Project(s) (evaluated by lecturer)
 4 Project Assignments

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

- Coursework is evaluated by lecturer(s)
 - External moderators regularly assist in reviewing content and evaluating arrangements for grading assessment.

Re-sit examination

By agreement with the responsible lecturer

Coursework Requirements

The course work requirements must be conducted on campus NTNU in Gjøvik. Time of completion given at semester start.

Excursion(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)

Teaching Materials

Course Notes:
 - Godager, B. (2008) Utstikking på bygg og anlegg
 - Godager, B.& Preiss, G. (2004) Nøyaktighetslære og utjevningslære

Other Materials:
 - Contract information and drawings from a construction site (case)
 - Handbooks for PC programs og elektronic field notebooks
 - Published national standards
 - User Manuals for the "Road Runner", "Gemini Oppmåling" and "GIS-Line" software systems
 - Miscellaneous distributed materials and notes