ENCN261-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Transport and Surveying

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Introduction to transportation engineering. Geometric design of roads. Surveying fundamentals. Surveying camp.

Learning Outcomes

This course will introduce you to

▪ Fundamental concepts of transportation,
▪ Driver behaviour, traffic flow, highway capacity
▪ Principles of geometric design for roads
▪ Basics of field surveying, mapping, setting out

Expected student skills

▪ Handle plans and complete/oversee engineering surveys
▪ Understand basic principles of traffic flow, geometric design, human factors


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Timetable Note

Survey Camp (Living Springs, Lyttelton Harbour)

Students are required to attend the First Professional Survey Camp. Field and calculation work at the camp form part of the examination for ENCN261 Transport and Surveying. In 2021 there are two occurrences, Sunday 4 April through to and including Friday 9 April AND Sunday 18 April through to and including Friday 23 April. Students must attend one. You will be advised as to which one you will be assigned to closer to the time but for now you must keep both occurrences free.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mehdi Ekbatani


Roger Dawe and Alan Nicholson

Alan Nicholson (Transport)
Roger Dawe (Surveying)


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
2 Assignments in Transport 15%
2 Assignments in Surveying 20%
Test (Transport) 25%
Final Exam 40% Transportation part 20%. Surveying part 20%

To achieve a pass in the course:

A minimum 50% overall grade for the year
At least 40% in each of the surveying and transport coursework
At least 40% of the test
At least 40% in each of the Transport and surveying components of the final exam"

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Texts:

Study Guides: Study Guides will be available in PDF format on the course webpage on Learn and students can view and print them (eg, via the UC copy centre). Students are expected to bring their electronic or printed materials of the study guide to all sessions and record their notes in them.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

All ENCN261 Occurrences

  • ENCN261-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021