LSCE2510 Surveying Principles II

Course Description

Students study Minnesota State Statutes, and county and city ordinances relating to platting and surveying methods, along with techniques for record research. Emphasis is also on writing land descriptions and easement descriptions. Students study professional duties of the land surveyor and civil engineer. Topics include re-tracing land boundaries, riparian rights, land and easement descriptions, platting, survey evidence, metes and bounds and Public Land Survey Systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Read, interpret and prepare land descriptions.
  • Identify client-consultant-agency-contractor expectations and requirements.
  • Demonstrate fundamentals of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS).
  • Examine professional practices and ethics relating to civil engineering and land surveying.
  • Determine boundary control and legal principles and their relationship to the land survey.
  • Analyze research methods used in property retracement.


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3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other