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Survey Instrument Operations: Levels SURV 1101

Surveying Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Introduction to differential leveling; terms used in leveling; field note-keeping; peg-test; bench mark leveling; level note reductions and adjustment. Leveling applications - sewer-line survey and building site survey; earthwork volume calculations.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of SURV 1101 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 41010


Sat Mar 18 - Sat Apr 22 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 41010
  • $914.54
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 18 - Apr 22 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2024


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Substantial footwear, raingear, field book and paper are required for this course. No class on April 8, 2023 (Good Friday/Easter Monday weekend). You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only).

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Carry out differential leveling - bench mark and detail leveling.
  • Take and reduce field notes.
  • Adjust level loops.
  • Carry out a peg test to determine if the level instrument is in good adjustment or not.
  • Calculate grades and invert elevations sewer-lines.
  • Cut and fill; earthwork volume determinations.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

Survey Instrument Operations: Levels (SURV 1101) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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