Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering

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GE 1 Earth Trek
An overview of tools and techniques in the measurement, representation, analysis, management, retrieval and display of data about the earth's physical features and the built environment.
Pre-requisite: Consent of Instructor; 3 hours a week (Class); Credit 3 units
Note: RGEP subject; Credited as MST course

GE 10 General Surveying 1
Use of Principal Surveying instruments; surveying measurements and error theory, basic plane surveying operations and computational method of position, traverses and areas; basic cartography
Pre-requisite: Math 53; 5 hours a week (2 class, 3 lab); Credit 3 units

GE 11 Elementary Surveying
History and Development of surveying; basic concepts of and instrumentation for, surveying measurements; applications of engineering, geology, architechture and other disciplines.
Prerequisite: Math 17 or equivalent; 4 hours a week (1 class, 3 lab): Credit: 2 units

GE 12 General Surveying II
Use of geodetic instruments; horizontal and vertical controls; topographic, hydrographic and mine surveying operations; introduction to practical astronomy.
Prerequisite: GE 10; 8 hours a week (2 class, 6 lab): Credits 4 units

GE 36 Map Projections
Common Coordinates and reference systems; general theory and construction of major map projection systems; map distortions; the Philippine Plance Coordinate System
Pre-requisite: GE 10; 4 hours a week (1 class, 3 lab): Credit 2 units

GE 38 Digital Cartography
Overview of cartography; maps; mapping standards in the Philippines; terrain modelling; computer aided design (CAD) for survey applications Pre-requisite: GE 10; 4 hours a week (1 class, 3 lab): Credit 2 units

GE 117 Construction and Industrial Surveying
Geometry and layout of horizontal and vertical transition curves for highways and railroads; profiles; cross sections; earthwork computations; layout of industrial infrastructures.
Pre-requisite: GE 12; 5 hours a week (2 class, 3 lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 119 Property Surveying
Survey project controls; comparative equipment, procedures and precision; regulations governing property surveys in the country, transformation of coordinates to the Philippine Plane Coordinate System, PRS 1992
Pre-requisite: GE 36; 8 hours a week (2 class, 6 lab); Credit 4 units

GE 143 Laws on Natural Resources
Pertinent provisions of the Civil Code on property and its ownership; study of mining law, petroleum act, coal land act, modes of acquiring mineral lands; public land laws; forest laws; and other relevant laws.
Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor; 3 hours a week (class); Credit: 3 units

GE 146 Law of Contracts
Requisites for contracts; obligations of contracting parties; nullity and enforcement of contract; study of actual cases involving contracts.

Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor; 1 hour a week (class); Credit: 2 units

GE 147 Geodetic Engineering Law and Code of Ethics
Republic Act 9200-The Geodetic Engineering Law; Code of Ethical and Professional Standards
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing; 1 hour a week (class); Credit: 1 unit

GE 148 Land Registration Law
Fundamentals of the law on ordinary and cadastral land registration in connection with the Torrens System
Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor; 2 hours a week (class); Credit: 2 units

GE 160 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Principles of geographic information systems; GIS data structures; basic database concepts; data generation, input and output; spatial data analysis and modelling techniques; raster-based analysis, vector-based analysis; integrated analysis, terrain analysis; visualization for GIS
Pre-requisite: GE 36, GE 38; 5 hours a week (2 class, 3 lab); Credit: 3 units
Note: Can be taken as elective by students from other department

GE 161 Geometric Geodesy
Historical development; geometry of reference ellipsoid; determination of ellipsoid from geodetic data, geodetic coordinates; direct and inverse problems; astro-geodetic deflections of the vertical
Pre-requisite: ES 21, GE 12 & Math 20; 3 hours a week (3lec); Credit: 3 units

GE 163 Geodetic Levelling and Hydrography
Precise determination of elevations; tidal datum planes; soundings and precision determination; precise hydrographic instruments; hydrographic mapping.
Pre-requisite: GE 12; 5 hours a week (2lec, 3lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 164 Geodetic Surveying
Principles of establishment and densification of horizontal geodetic control networks; triangulation, trilateration and traverse; baseline measurements; instruments, procedures and specifications.
Pre-requisite: GE 161; 7 hours a week (1 class, 6 lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 166 Geodetic Astronomy
Stellar coordinate systems, positions and motions, precise determination of astronomic azimuth, latitude, longitude and time; instrumentation.
Pre-requisite: GE 161; 5 hours a week (2lec, 3lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 170 Object-oriented Programming for Geodetic Engineering Applications
Object-oriented Programming (OOP); basic and derived data types; dynamic memory allocation, classes, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, function and operator overloading; graphical user interfaces (GUI); File I/O; printing; database programming.
Pre-requisite: ES 26, GE 12; 7 hours a week (1 class, 6 lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 171 Geodetic Computations and Adjustment I
Frequency distributions, simple probability theory, classification and propagation of errors; theory of least squares; weight observation and condition equations; variances and covariances; adjustment methods.
Pre-requisite: GE 170, GE 161; 6 hours a week (3lec, 3lab); Credit: 4 units

GE 172 Geodetic Computations and Adjustment II
Combination of observation and condition equations; sequential solutions and iterations; statistical testing; empirical fitting of polynomials.
Pre-requisite: GE 171; 5 hours a week (2 class, 3 lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 174 Satellite Positioning Systems
Introduction and overview of satellite positioning systems; segments of satellite positioning systems; differential global positioning systems; erro sources; orbit description; carrier phase observation; modes of positioning; data processing; ambiguity resolution; geoid modelling; network adjustment; surveying and mapping applications; future of satellite geodesy.
Pre-requisite: GE 171; 5 hours a week (1lec, 6lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 178 Digital Photogrammetry
Stereo and mono photogrammetry; flight plannning; aerial photography; stereoscopy; properties of single photographs; theory of orientation; aerial triangulation; digital terrain model data collection and image rectification; mosaicking; surveying and mapping applications.
Pre-requisite: GE 171; Co-requisite: GE 160; 8 hours a week (2 class, 6 lab); Credit: 4 units

GE 179 Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
Remote sensing in the context of Geomatics; Physical basis of remote sensing; Interaction of electromagnetic energy with the atmosphere and the Earth's surface; Sensors and platforms; Landsat, SPOT and other Earth observation Programs; Elements of visual image interpretation; Digital nature of remotely sensed data; Digital image processing algorithms; Remote sensing-based mapping; Applications of remote sensing.
Co-requisite: GE 178; 7 hours a week (1lec, 6lab); Credit: 3 units

GE 198 Special Problems
Pre-requisite: Graduating (21 units of less);7 hours a week (1 class, 6 lab); Credit: 3 units