Course Details


Academic Year 2024/25

BEA001 course is part of 4 study plans

BPC-SI / VS Winter Semester 2nd year

BPC-MI Winter Semester 1st year

BKC-SI Winter Semester 2nd year

BPA-SI Winter Semester 2nd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. The role of geodesy in civil engineering. History. Shape and dimensions of the Earth, reference bodies. Units. 2. Geodetic horizontal control. Angle and distance measurements. Coordinate systems and reference frames. Basic coordinate calculations. 3. Vertical control. Methods for measuring of heights. Digital Terrain Model. 4. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), applications in surveying, machine control. 5. Methods of spatial data collecting - polar method, orthogonal method, GNSS RTK. 6. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 7. Terrestrial and airborne laser scanning, mobile mapping systems. 8. Geodetic works in the project preparation phase. Project setting out. Check measurements. As-built surveying of structures. 9. Determination of displacements and deformations of buildings. 10. Geodetic works in the construction of roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. Special measurements in industry. Determination of areas and volumes. 11. Cadastre of real estates. Implementation of changes in the cadastre, sketches, defining the boundary. Inspection of the cadastre. 12. Basics of Cartography. State map series in Czech Republic. 13. Geographic information systems, information model of a building. Examples of solving specified geodetic tasks.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1.–3. Theodolite, angle measurements and setting out. 4.–5. Leveling, height measurements and setting out. 6.–8. Introduction to the work with measuring instruments used on construction sites. Straight line, horizontal plane and inclined plane setting out, distance measurements. 9. Collection of background data for the project preparation phase. 10. Basic coordinate calculations. 11.–13. Setting out drawings. As-built surveying of structures.