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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Mining (MNG)

MNG 223 Mineral Land and Mine Surveying (2) Surveying theory and practice applied to mineral lands and mines, traversing, leveling, mapping, underground surveying, microcomputer drafting and graphics.

MNG 223 Mineral Land and Mine Surveying (2)

The objective of this course is to introduce students to mine surveying principles, techniques, and products. Topics covered include a brief history of surveying; a brief review of trigonometry and related math needed in applications; review and application of AutoCAD needed for completing assignments; review of coordinate systems in the U.S.; discussion of types of measurements, units, and conversions that will be done; methods for doing the different types of measurements; introduction of surveying equipment and how to operate them; and use of GPS, laser scanning, 3-D imaging and photogrammetric systems. Laboratory assignments emphasize learning by doing, where students perform basic surveying functions by performing field surveying on campus and at a nearby mine, and then perform necessary calculations and plotting. Students will learn about various measurement methods and devices, error calculations, performing field surveying for topographic mapping, construction control, and volume/area measurement in surface and underground environment.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: 2nd semester standing; 1/2 unit of secondary school trigonometry

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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