Course Description

First Year Curriculum

First Year Curriculum

FIRST YEAR -FALL SEMESTER

Engineering drawing
   Introduction, drawing instruments and their uses, layout of drawing sheet, lines, lettering, dimensioning, bisecting a line, arc, and angle, dividing straight line into equal parts, tangent to lines and arcs, construction of pentagon, hexagon, and octagon, inscribing circles inside regular polygons, scale, projection of straight lines  (parallel, perpendicular, inclined), true length, inclination, traces of lines.
Mathematics I
Trigonometric functions of acute angles, applications of right angled triangles, trigonometric functions of any angle, radians and arc length, trigonometric identities (Pythagorean, sum, co-function, double angle, half angle); Inverses of trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations, law of sines, law of cosines, polar coordinates and graphs, three dimensional coordinate systems; Vectors, dot product, cross product, equations of lines and planes; Systems of equations in two and three variables, matrices and systems of equations, matrix operations; Inverses of matrices, determinants and Cramer’s rule, linear transformations and their matrix representations, examples of linear transformations -reflections, projections and rotations; Conic sections –parabola, ellipse and hyperbola.
Introduction to Computers
What is computer? Basic applications of computer, components of computer system, concept of hardware and software, bringing computer to life, operating system, basics of Window system, user interface (task bar, icon, menu, running and application), files and directory management, word processing basics, opening and closing documents, text creation and manipulation, formatting and table manipulation. AutoCAD user interface (menus, toolbars, command window, pointing device), drawing commands to (create line, poly line, geometric objects-2D), using 2D coordinates to determine precise location in drawing (absolute, relative, polar 2D coordinates), manipulating objects (copy, move, offset, extend, trim, rotate, scale, object sections and snaps), text and dimensioning, create and manage layers, create insert and edit blocks, create and use view ports, layout setting for plotting.
Physics I
       Scalars and vectors Motion in one dimension: displacement, velocity, acceleration, motion with constant acceleration, freely falling bodies Motion in two dimensions: projectile motion, circular motion, relative motion Newton’s Laws of Motion: force, equilibrium, three laws of motion, inertial frames, free-body diagrams, friction, gravitation Work and energy: work, kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, conservative and non-conservative forces, potential energy, energy conservation, power Linear momentum and collisions.
Engineering Statistics I
    Basic ideas of probability: Random variables, probability distribution, density functions,

Marginal and conditional distributions; independence Moments, expectation, variance, covariance, correlation. Some often used distributions: normal, t, chi-square and F distributions; the multinomial distribution. Sampling and sampling distribution: graphical representation, sample statistics for measures of position and spread. Estimation.

Surveying I
Surveying concept,   Definition, performed for, survey measurements, units of measurements, errors in    measurements, types of errors, Distance measurement, methods of, linear, optical, electronic, leveling, definition, elevation, datum, vertical line, level line, horizontal line, difference in elevation, curvature and refraction, levels, main components of level, staves, staff reading, setting up the level, leveling between two points, series  leveling, definition of ( BM, TBM, BS, IFS, FS,), methods of calculation of elevations, inverted  staff reading. Vertical sections, profile, definition, stationing, cross section, definition, stationing along cross section, field work procedure, calculation, plotting profile and cross section.
Kurdology I
General introduction, The Kurds and their country Kurdistan, History, Kurdish society, Language, Folklore and literature.
Advance English
This course is designed to build the oral, reading and writing  English skills of non-native speakers of English of Surveying and Geomatic Engineering department students, in order to prepare for specific academic work in English.

 

FIRST YEAR – SPRING SEMESTER

Perspective Geometry
Projection of plans, types of plans, perpendicular plans, oblique plans, projection of solids, sections of solids, conventions in sectional view drawing, true shape of section, sections of( prisms, cylinders, cones, pyramids, and sphere), intersection of solids, classifications, line of intersection.
Mathematics II
Cylinders and quadric surfaces, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; Derivatives and rates of change, differentiation formulae, derivatives of trigonometric functions, chain rule; Natural logarithms and exponentials and their derivatives, rates of change ;Related rates, linear approximations, anti-derivatives, the definite integral; Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, indefinite integrals, substitution rule; Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, tangent planes and linear approximations, chain rule for partial derivatives.
Computer programming and CAD
Review of procedural programming and introduction to object-based programming using high level compiled and interpreted languages. Binary and ASCII File I/O, use of function libraries and class libraries. Construction of simple classes. Inheritance and polymorphism. Programming for Geomatics Engineering applications. Visualization and data representation.
Physics II
Momentum and its conservation, complex bodies, center of mass, elastic and inelastic collisions, impulse-momentum theorem Rigid body rotation: angular velocity and acceleration, rotational kinetic energy and inertia, torque, dynamics of rotation Angular Momentum: conservation of angular momentum, translation and rotation Statics Oscillatory motion: simple harmonic motion, systems that execute simple harmonic motion.
Engineering Statistics II
Consistency, unbiasedness; minimum variance, efficiency and sufficiency, methods of estimation; maximum likelihood, least squares. Confidence intervals. Statistical tests on sample means for s known and unknown, tests concerning variance. Regression: technique of least squares.
Surveying II
Contour lines, definition, vertical interval, characteristics of contour lines, use of contour plans, methods of contouring (direct, indirect), plotting contour lines. Angles and theodolites, definition of angle, types of angles, unites of angle measurements, theodolites, types of, main components of, types of (optical, electronic), circle reading, measuring angles (horizontal and vertical), calculation of angles.
Kurdology II
This course is a continuation of Kurdology I. A further study of history of Kurdistan and Kurds as well as major events and figures in after-Islam period.
Technical English
This course is continuation of ELT 103, which is build the oral, reading and writing English skills of non-native speakers of English of surveying and geomatic Engineering department students, in order to prepare for specific academic work in English. It teaches advance level of students the language and skills they need to understand and work in the world of computers.

Second Year Curriculum

Second Year Curriculum

 

SECOND GRADE – FALL SEMESTER

Numerical Analysis I
    Computer in numerical work; Solution of equations in one variable; Polynomials and interpolation using Lagrange and differencing methods; Curve fitting using cubic splines.; Fourier methods in frequency response of time series analysis.; Discrete and fast Fourier transforms.; Numerical differentiation and integration.; Solution of ordinary differential equations using Euler and Rung-Kutta for initial value problems.
Theory of Errors
Familiarization with Surveying and Geometrics engineering methodologies and estimation. Classes and combination of mathematical models. Least squares method: parametric, condition and combined cases. Problem formulation and solution: theory of errors and adjustment of observations, analysis of trend, problems with a priori knowledge of the parameters, step by step methods, sequential solution methods, summation of normals. Introduction to univariate and multivariate statistical testing applied to Geomatics engineering problems.
Map projection
         Overview of maps; Analysis of map projection characteristics with equal-area, equi-distance and conformal projections, examples and exercises; studying the concepts of distortion and scale factor; Conformal mapping of the biaxial ellipsoid onto a plane: Mercator, Transverse Mercator, Lambert Conformal Conic and Stereographic, examples and exercises; map accuracy, design compilation, projections, editing & reproduction.
Cadastral Surveying and Land Law
      Land tenure, cadastral systems, real property law, methods of acquiring rights in land, boundary concepts, cadastral survey computations, land registration systems, entity relationship models of land tenure systems, case law of boundary systems. History of cadastral systems, land administration, fiscal and juridical cadastres, dominion land systems.
Computer Mapping I
Introduction data processing, main concepts about drawing, modify, drawing, dimensions. layers and properties, modeling, geometry, projects, points, editing points, point, groups, import/export points, lines & curves, labels, alignments, terrain, contours, site definition, profiles, cross sections, sheet manager, land desktop.
Advance Surveying I
 Methods of coordinate determination, traversing, triangulation, intersection, trilateration,  resection, equal shift adjustment, control surveys. Total Station, components, operational procedures, measurements by Total Station.
Precise Survey Methods I
Instrument systems and procedures for engineering and geodetic surveys: precise levels, high-precision theodolites, electronic distance measurement instruments, gyro-theodolites. Heighting, , observation procedures and reductions, introductory deformation analysis, error analysis, survey computations, heighting using satellite systems.

SECOND GRADE – SPRING SEMESTER

Numerical Analysis II
Extend to consider second order ODE’s and coupled first order.; Solution of systems of linear equations through elimination and iterative methods; LU factorization and Cholesky applied to least squares adjustment.; LUf actorisation applied to matrix inversion and assessment of system condition.
Least squares adjustment
Familiarization with Geomatics engineering methodology and estimation. Classes and combination of mathematical models. Least squares method: parametric, condition and combined cases. Problem formulation and solution: theory of errors and adjustment of observations, analysis of trend, problems with a priori knowledge of the parameters, step by step methods, sequential solution methods, summation of normals. Introduction to univariate and multivariate statistical testing applied to Geomatics engineering problems.
Digital Cartography
Engineering use of cartographic data; map updating and completion; Map drawing; graphic design considerations in map making and governing factors, graphic elements, including color, topography, generalization, production planning and control; introduction to computer-assisted cartography: objectives, hardware, software; applications of map projections in Iraq
Cadastral Information System
land registration in Iraq, special types of surveys relating to Lands, structure of professional bodies. Cadastral Systems, cadastral data, land registration, data structures and schemas for land administration information, ISO standards, evolutionary models, land tools, effectiveness metrics.
Computer Mapping II
How maps are prepared, sources and types of data, digital map data, Digital elevation Model, land cover maps, digitized maps, remote sensing, point clouds, field measurements, 3D visualization, 2D maps, scale, datum, projections, contouring, Digital Terrain Models, association of coordinate systems to maps.
Advance Surveying II
 Area determination, trapezoidal rule, Simpson rule, coordinate method, volumes, from cross sections, volumes in transition, curvature correction, volumes from contour lines, volumes from spot heights. Curves, horizontal curves, vertical curves, spiral curves, obstacles, layout of,
Precise Survey Methods II
Survey instruments calibrations, levels, theodolites, total stations, documentation by total station, map preparation methods.

Third Year Curriculum

Third Year Curriculum

THIRD GRADE – SEMESTER

Geodesy and Geodetic Surveying I
     Introduction to geodesy, its principles, tasks and applications. Measurements and methods for geodetic positioning. The gravity field and the geoid in science and engineering. Elements from potential theory, vector calculus, Gauss divergence, Green’s theorems, boundary value problems. The normal field. Gravimetry. Gravity reductions,
Principles of Photogrammetry I
Aerial photographs and digital images. Geometry of aerial photograph: scale, relief and tilt displacement. Photo-interpretation. Stereoscopic vision. Parallax measurements. Photogrammetric cameras and camera calibration. Introduction to analytical

photogrammetry, collinearity equation, interior and exterior orientation. Photogrammetric instruments. Stereo restitution and compilation

Land use Planning and Management I
Theoretical and historical bases of planning. Urban reform and development of planning in Iraq. Sustainable development. Subdivision planning process. Provincial and municipal planning approval requirements. Public participation. Site assessments. Field exercise
Construction Surveying I
      Elements, design and setting out of horizontal circular curves and transition or Spiral curves; Problems in curve location; Location studies; Super-elevation and properties of vertical curves; design and setting out; Sight distance on horizontal and vertical curves;
Geographic Information System I
  Introduction to Geospatial Information Systems and Geographic Information Science, Georelational vector data model, object-based vector data model, raster data model, map projections, geodetic datums, co-ordinate systems, georeferencing
Satellite Positioning systems
Satellite orbit motion and Kepler’s laws. Description of GPS signal structure and derivation of observables. Characteristics of instrumentation. Analysis of atmospheric, orbital and other random and non-random effects. Derivation of mathematical models used for absolute and differential static and kinematic positioning. Pre-analysis methods and applications. Concept of Kalman filtering applied to kinematic positioning. Ambiguity resolution procedures Overview of other GNSS, GNSS augmentation and high-sensitivity receivers Introduction to inertial navigation.
Geomatic Networks I
      A systematic approach to “Geomatics Network Analysis and Optimal Design”, which are two of the most important processes in establishing a Geodetic Network. Network observation reductions and pre-analysis. Network co-ordinate systems, observation models and least-squares adjustment.

THIRD GRADE – SPRING SEMESTER

Geodesy and Geodetic Surveying II
 Geoid determination, Stokes’s formula, combination methods. Vertical positioning and height systems. Fundamentals of Earth’s figure and gravity field estimation using perturbations of orbits of satellites and planets. Principle and applications of satellite gravimetry and satellite altimetry.
Principles of Photogrammetry II
Role of photogrammetry in mapping applications (image acquisition and image measurement). Mathematical relationships between image space and object space. Two- and three-dimensional co-ordinate transformations. Conditions of collinearity and coplanarity; orientation procedures (interior, exterior, relative, absolute orientation and direct georeferencing); measurement and correction of image co-ordinates; stereo model formation and error analysis; mathematical models for strip and block adjustments; project planning.
Land use Planning and Management II
Property in land resources. Theories of land. Basic land economics; Land economy of the

Kurdistan. Land use and the availability of land for economic use. Economic returns to land. Land resource values and the real estate market. The role of the State in land economy and property taxation. The impact of planning and statutes on property values. The real estate industry and the finance sector. Land and property speculation. Formal and informal land economy. Welfare economics, land and the environment.

Construction Surveying II
Special setting out surveys such as: sewers, canals, bridges, pipelines, dams, etc; Setting out using laser instruments; Optical tooling alignment and industrial surveying.
Geographic Information System II
Database design and management, query language, geometric transformations, vector data analysis, raster data analysis, spatial interpolation, terrain modeling and analysis, triangulated irregular network data model, path and network analysis, temporal GIS.
 GPS Surveying
Introduction to adjustment computations, Observation equations, Code-based, Carrier phase-based, Navigational solution: Code/phase based, Data Processing Models, Models for single point positioning and relative / differential positioning, Data combinations, Ambiguity resolution, Single difference, double difference, Triple difference, Absolute – Relative Positioning – Planning of GPS Survey – GPS Surveying methods: Static – Fast Static – Semi Kinematic – Kinematic – Accuracy – Field Survey Procedure – Code and Carrier-based positioning – Observation strategies – Network design. GPS APPLICATIONS 9 Geodetic control surveys – Cadastral surveys – Photogrammetry – Remote sensing – Engineering – structural monitoring – Defense – Geographical Information System – Vehicle tracking and navigation (air, marine and satellite) – LBS and mobile mapping – Future developments in GPS.
Geomatic Networks II
Network precision, reliability measures and analysis. Network design concepts, classification and methods. Network design for deformation monitoring and analysis. Other geodetic network applications. New network concepts.

Fourth Year Curriculum

Fourth Year Curriculum

 

FOURTH GRADE – SEMESTER

Geomatic Networks II
Network precision, reliability measures and analysis. Network design concepts, classification and methods. Network design for deformation monitoring and analysis. Other geodetic network applications. New network concepts.
 Hydrographic Surveying I
Water levels and flow. Mean Sea Level, tide gauges, determination of msl Underwater acoustics including velocity and system parameters. Sonar and echo sounder systems.
 Remote Sensing I
Electromagnetic radiation properties, interaction with atmosphere and earth features.

Remote sensing sensors and systems. Multi-spectral image processing: geometric and radiometric image correction, image enhancement. Thematic information extraction.

Applications in the environment and natural resource management.

 Digital Image Processing I
    Introduction to the major categories of digital image processing, Digital image fundamentals, perception, discrimination, and sampling; Image transforms using FFT Fourier Algorithm, Image rectification and restoration
 Digital Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning I
Digital images. Digital photogrammetry: image processing, softcopy-based mapping systems. Analytical photogrammetry; aerial triangulation and block adjustment. Automatic process for orientation, generation of DTM and orthophoto. Digital terrain models: data collection and interpolation.
 Engineering Economics and Management I
      Engineering project development; decision making; basic concepts of capital investment, formulas and applications; rates of return; economic feasibility of projects (net future value, net present value, and equivalent uniform cash flow);
 Elective Course I
Students to gain credits other courses subject available at the university, subject to the approval of the department.
 Graduate Project I
   Individual project in the student’s area of specialization under the guidance of the student’s supervisor. A written proposal, one or more written progress reports, and a final written report are required. An oral presentation is required upon completion of the course.

FOURTH GRADE – SPRING SEMESTER

Remote Sensing II
    A survey of modern quantitative remote sensing using optical, infrared and microwave radiation. Topics include: physical principles, including governing equations; imaging system geometries; radiometric corrections, including calibration and atmospheric correction; geometric corrections, including registration and land cover classification algorithms, including accuracy assessment and geospatial data integration.
  Digital Image Processing II
Image enhancement, filtering and multi-image manipulation, image encoding, image segmentation and description, Image matching and data merging, image processing using Photoshop.
  Digital Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning II
Digital image map: photo rectification, orthophotography  mosaic. Lidar: principles, processing, and applications
  Engineering Economics and Management II
comparison of mutually exclusive proposals; benefit-cost ratio method; depreciation; corporate taxation; resource allocation, optimization process, linear programming
  Elective Course II
Students to gain credits other courses subject available at the university, subject to the approval of the department.
 Graduate Project II
  Individual project in the student’s area of specialization under the guidance of the student’s supervisor. A written proposal, one or more written progress reports, and a final written report are required. An oral presentation is required upon completion of the course.

 

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