Course syllabus

Geodetisk mätningsteknik
Geodetic Surveying

VGMF15, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2021-04-15

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: V3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to give basic knowledge about concepts and methods used in geodetic surveying, photogrammetry, and saltellite positioning.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to:


Basic classical surveying calculations in plane and height coordinate systems. Geodetic adjustment theory and accuracy analysis using the Least-Squares method. GPS and photogrammetry concepts, definitions and applications.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written final examination, project work, and complusory fieldwork.

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.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAB20 Linear Algebra OR FMA420 Linear Algebra.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VGM630, VVBF05, VGMA05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Sadegh Jamali,
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