Full Training Syllabus

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Math brush up for Surveyors

Elementary Algebra
Algebraic Equations
Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Graphs
Differtial Calculus and Integration
Trigonometry
Geometric Definitions
Introduction to Matrices

Classroom and class exercises

8 sessions

Differential Calculus A)

Calculate gradients of simple functions
Introduction to Partial Differentiation

Classroom and class exercises

2 sessions

Integral Calculus B)

Integrate simple functions and combinations of them using integration by parts and substitution.
Calculate the area under a curve

Classroom and class exercises

1 session

Matrix Algebra

Introduction to Matrices
Describe the types of matrices and perform basic matrix operations such as: addition, multiplication, transposition and inversion.
Solve simultaneous equations

Classroom and class exercises

2 sessions

Spherical Trigonometry

Definition of sphere, great circles, spherical angel, spherical triangles and spherical excess

Classroom and class exercises

2 sessions

Co-ordinate Geometry

Definition of co-ordinate systems, Cartesian and polar coordinates
Linear and quadratic functions
Equations of lines and planes
The intersection between lines and planes
Distance from a point to a plane

Classroom and class exercises

2 sessions

Theory of Errors

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Theory of Errors

Classification of Errors
Treatment of systematic and random errors in measurements
Basic ideas of probability theory (mean, standard deviation, variance, co-variance, correlation, residuals and minimizing the sum of the squared residuals

Classroom

2 sessions

Basic Geodesy

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Introduction to Geodesy

Definitions and Classification of Geodesy
The Spherical Earth Model
The Ellipsoidal Earth Model
Arc Measurements
The Geoids and Ellipsoids

Classroom

2 sessions

Geodetic Survey Control

Introduction to horizontal control and Framework of a survey

Classroom

2 sessions

 Coordinate Systems

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Coordinate Systems for Positioning

Geodetic, astronomic, orbital and geocentric systems
The celestial sphere and other astronomical terms including sidereal and solar time
Coordinate reference systems

Classroom

2 Sessions

Projections and Grids

Various projections and grids
Properties of zenithal and conic projections
Transformation between geographic and grid coordinates
Convergence, scale factors, arc to chord corrections

Classroom

2 Sessions

Projections and Grids Computations

Use of transformation software
Differentiation between plane and geodetic computations
Forward and inverse computations on the ellipsoid

Classroom

2 Sessions

GPS Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic GPS Theory

Basic GPS Theory
DGPS Theory
SBAS
GPS Applications

Classroom

2 Sessions

RTK Theory

Real Time Kinematic (RTK)
Use and Limitations

Classroom

2 Sessions

Theodolites and Total Station Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Theodolite and Total Station Theory

General system description
Setting up instruments
Instrument care
Functional principles
Errors
Scale corrections
Eccentric stations

Classroom and Practical exercise

4 Sessions

 Levelling and Datums

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Levelling Theory

Tidal Levels and datums
Practical levelling

Classroom and Practical exercise

2 Sessions

Tidal Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic Tidal Theory

Tidal fundamentals
Tide measurements
Tidal streams and currents
None tidal water level variations

Classroom

2 Sessions

Tidal Constituents

Tidal constituents
Use of tide tables
Use of ‘freeware’ programs
Use numerical tidal models

Classroom and Class exercise

2 Sessions

Co-tidal Theory

Use of co-tidal models

Classroom and Class exercise

2 Sessions

Tidal Streams

Measurement of tidal streams

Classroom

2 Sessions

Sounding Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Sounding Theory – Shallow

Sounding in coastal water

Classroom

1 Session

Sounding Theory – Deep

Sounding in deep water

Classroom

1 Session

Echo Sounder Theory – Singlebeam

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Echo Sounder Theory

Transducers
Recording
Calibration
Sounding reduction
Sounding accuracy
Acoustic sweeps
System selection

Classroom

2 Sessions

 Sidescan Sonar Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic Sidescan Theory

Basic principles
Sidescan operations
Operation planning
Data interpretation

Classroom

2 Sessions

Multibeam Sonar Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic Multibeam Theory

Basic Principles
Coverage and accuracy
Data management

Classroom

8 Sessions

Calibration Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Multibeam Calibration

Calibration fundamentals
Calibration methods
Mounting errors
Limitations

Classroom

2 Sessions

Calibration of ancillary equipment

Calibration considerations for gyros, motion sensors and positioning equipment

Classroom

2 Sessions

Ancillary Hydrographic Sensors

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Ancillary Sensors

Basic principles of motion sensors, gyros, sound velocity profilers etc.
A detailed discussion on specifications, requirements and shortcomings

Classroom

2 Sessions

Offset Measurement Theory

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Vessel Offset Measurement Theory

Measurement methods
Measurement planning
Error estimation

Classroom

2 Sessions

IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveyors

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

IHO Special Publication No 44

Detailed go through of SP 44 with special weighting on the practical aspects
The standard error budget and calculation of the TPU (Total Propagation of Uncertainties)

Classroom

2 Sessions

Survey Planning

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Singlebeam Survey Planning

Considerations planning singlebeam surveys

Classroom and Class Exercise

1 Session

Side Scan Survey Planning

Considerations planning sidescan surveys

Classroom and Class Exercise

1 Session

Multibeam Survey Planning

Considerations planning multibeam surveys

Classroom and Class Exercise

1 Session

QINSy Data Acquisition

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic QINSy

The fundamentals of the QPS data acquisition software QINSy

Classroom

12 Sessions

Advanced QINSy

Special aspects of QINSy
Tidal functions
Advanced post processing
Use of TPU functions
Etc.
This course varies with the client requirements

Classroom

8 Sessions

QLOUD

The area cleaning tool
This course varies with the client requirements and with the datatypes required by the client

Classroom

4 Sessions

QINSy Mapping (TerraModel)

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic QINSy Mapping

The fundamentals of the QPS data presentation software QINSy Mapping

Classroom

4 Sessions

HDMS (Hydrographic Data Management System of TerraModel)

From datapoint to fairsheet – a detailed workthrough of a simple hydrographic fairsheet
This course requires students to have a solid basic background knowledge of Terramodel

Classroom

8 Sessions

QLOUD Area Processing

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic QLOUD

The fundamentals of the QPS data processing software QLOUD

Classroom

4 Sessions

QINSy Fledermaus Applications

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic Fledermaus

The fundamentals of the Fledermaus suite of softwares

Classroom

12 Sessions

 

Course Name

Content

Form

Duration

Basic Rig Move

The fundamentals of the QINSy Rig Move application

Please notice that this course is currently only offered in Nigeria!!

Classroom

8 Sessions