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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
CIVL-2008Theory & Use
5
Term 5Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 6Credit Hours
CIVL-3010Legal Surveys
8
8
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CIVC-1044Project Administration
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The project management portion of this course will introduce the nine knowledge areas and five process groups which comprise Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Students will learn to apply a variety of tools and techniques used in the management of projects. Students will also learn to use the basics of Microsoft Project to plan, schedule and track projects. The second part of this course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the content and organization of the contract documents, and how they are used in the estimating, bidding and construction phases of a project. Students will learn the basic procedures for preparing detailed quantity take-offs, pricing of labour and materials, and calculation of general expenses. Also covered will be an introduction to the various contract administration procedures and processes.

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CIVL-2001Calculus & Statistics
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You will be introduced to differential and integral calculus and statistics. Applications include linear motion, optimization problems, the area between curves, centroids, fluid pressure and arc length. Frequency distributions, central tendency, dispersion measures and graphs of statistical data are studied, including normal distributions and regression.

Prerequisites:
Take (CIVL-1011 and CIVL-2023), or take CIVL-1004.
CIVL-2008Theory & Use
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This course will focus on conducting field surveys, collecting survey data and keeping clear concise field notes. The students will use a variety of survey equipment including Global Positioning System, Total Stations, electronic data collectors and autometic levels to conduct field surveys. Students will evaluate their field information in the classroom and data will form the basis of projects in other related courses.

CIVL-2009Fundamentals of GIS
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This course provides students with the fundamentals of GIS technology including an introduction to digital geography, the basics of digital geographic data and maps, approaches for the input, storage, and editing of digital geographic data, the spatial analysis of digital geographic data, and the methods used for GIS output.  Students will gain practical experience using GIS software across a variety of applications.

CIVL-2010Survey Computations
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This course will develop applied mathematical techniques for calculations of retracement surveys, legal survey plans, curves and right-of-ways, mensuration (cutting off an area), plans of subdivision and the reduction of field work. There will be practical use of coordinate geometry software and HP 50G calculators.

CIVL-2013Roadway Design 1
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This subject consists of the field methods of laying out horizontal and vertical curves and calculations pertaining to them, special problems in curves, construction survey procedure, spiral transition curves and superelevation.

CIVL-2263Geomatics Computer Applications
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In this course students will learn to use computer software to solve practical problems in Geomatics Technology. Topics include working with point data, creating surface models, drawing site plans from field data, designing earthwork and roadway projects, estimating volumes, and designing subdivision layouts.

CIVL-3009Applied Technical Project
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This course requires students to submit a formal comprehensive report on the development of a residential subdivision on an existing vacant parcel of land in the City of Winnipeg. The course involves practical field work, data gathering and analysis and compilation in several CAD drawings. Evaluation is based upon the formal report and an oral presentation.

CIVL-3010Legal Surveys
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This course will introduce students to the Canadian legal system, the nature of evidence, real property law in common law provinces, land registration systems, the dominion government survey system, legal and professional aspects of cadastral (land) surveying, boundary concepts, legal descriptions of land, the surveying profession, and cadastral systems.

CIVL-3011Remote Sensing & Digital Photo
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This course is an introduction to image processing and interpretation of remotely sensed imagery. Lectures focus on the electromagnetic spectrum, image classification, photogrammetry, and an introduction to optical, radar, and lidar sensors. Optical image classification procedures include ground truthing, geometric enhancement, information and spectral class generation, image editing, and classification error evalutation. The course will also include image interpretation, image display, image filtering, radiometric enhancement, DEM production from stero-pair imagery, and orthoimage profuction using radar imagery.

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CIVL-3012Advanced Survey Computations
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This course consists of calculations for Subdivision Design, retracement and restoration of existing Survey Plans monumentation of Sections within the First and Third Systems of Dominion Land Survey System. We will also examine the Celestial Sphere and its systems of co-ordinates, solar and sidereal time, methods of observing the Sun and Polaris for Astronomic Azimuth and corrected Universal Time.

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CIVL-3013Control Surveys
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This course introduces the student to the general theory and principles in spherical trigonometry, concepts and applications of geodesy and the mathematical operations of geodetic surveying. The standards and specifications used for Global Positioning System (GPS) Surveys, the applications of GPS for control surveys, and the adjustment of survey data using the Least Squares method.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-3017Roadway Design 2
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This course builds on the horizontal and vertical roadway geometry that was presented in Roadway Design I, and will provide students with a broader understanding of roadway design consistency, earthworks, drainage, and construction methodology.

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CIVL-3026Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.
 

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CIVL-3027Supervisory Management
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of management and supervision in the workplace. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling are introduced. Employee centered topics include motivation, and decision making. Leadership issues will cover the management of change, building effective work teams, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Finally, performance management, and strategies for resolving conflict will be introduced.

CIVW-2008Co-Op Work Placement
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Students are required to complete a 6-month Co-operative Education Work Term (from May to October) between each academic year. The student must complete a minimum of 16-weeks work experience to get credit for the work term. This work experience may be completed with more than one employer. The work must be in an area that will complement their programs with relevant “real world” experience. Positions must be paid employment, not work shadowing or volunteer work.

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