Course syllabus

Geodetisk mätningsteknik
Geodetic Surveying

VGMA05, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2020-03-23

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of concepts and methods in geodetic surveying, satellite geodesy (GPS) and photogrammetry with applications to real problems. The course creates an understanding of the interconnections of geodesy, map projections, satellite geodesy, geodetic surveying and photogrammetry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The fundamental principles and definitions of geodesy, map projections, control point surveying, transformations, satellite positioning (GPS), plane and levelling measurements, theory of errors and tolerances and introduction to photogrammetry.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam and participation in field exercises.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VGMF15, VGM630

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Sadegh Jamali,
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