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    3.1 Common First Year

    ENGS 100 - English Language                                                                          6(6,9,0)

    This initial stage of the course is designed to give the students a strong foundation in the language, improving their command of English as well as improving their vocabulary, reading, writing and communication skills. In the process of improving these skills, students will also develop their confidence in the language and also their presentation skills. These all contribute to the life skills of the student and help to prepare them for their future studies and careers beyond KSU. As the course progresses, and students reach a higher level of English, the focus will switch to the academic side of the language. This will involve preparing students for the style of language they will need for their future studies.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    ENGS 110 –English                                                                                            6(6,9,0)

    The final assessment for the course is the highly regarded International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which is used as a qualifying test for students wishing to attend university in many countries including the UK and Australia. Specialist material will be used to prepare students for this test with the aim of reaching an IELTS score of 5.0 by the end of the year.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    MATH 101 - Differential Calculus                                                                    3(3,1,0)

    Limits and Continuity: The Concept of Limit, Computation of Limits, Continuity and its Consequences, Limits Involving Infinity, Formal Definition of the Limit. Differentiation: The Concept of Derivative, Computation of Derivatives (The Power Rule, Higher Order Derivatives, and Acceleration), the Product and Quotient Rules, The Chain Rule, Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Implicit Differentiation and Inverse Trigonometric Functions, the Mean Value Theorem. Applications of Differentiation:  Indeterminate Forms and L’Hopital’s rule, Maximum and Minimum Values, Increasing and Decreasing Functions, Concavity and the Second Derivative Test, Optimization, Related Rates.

    Textbook: Robert T. Smith, and Roland R. Minton, “Calculus, early Transcendental functions”, Third Edition, 2007.

    Pre-requisite: None

    ENT 101 Entrepreneurship                                                                                1(1,0,0)

    Pre-requisites: None.

    ARAB 100 - Writing Skills                                                                                    2(2,0,0)

    Pre-requisites: None.

    CHEM 101 - General Chemistry                                                                             4(3,0,2)

    Stoichiometry: SI Units, chemical formulas, the mole, methods of expressing concentration, Calculations based on chemical equations. Gases: laws, kinetic theory, deviation and van der Waals equation. Thermochemistry: Types of enthalpy changes, Hess Law and its applications,, first law of thermodynamics. Solutions: Type of solutions and laws related, colligative properties. Chemical kinetics: Law of reaction rate, reaction order, factors affecting the rates. Chemical Equilibrium: Relation between Kc & Kp, Le Chatelier's principle and factor affecting equilibrium. Ionic equilibrium: Acid and base concepts, pH calculations of acid, base and buffer solutions. Atomic Structure: emission spectrum, Bohr's theory de Broglre's hypothesis, quantum numbers, electronic configuration of elements, consequences of the periodic table.

    Pre-requisites:  None.

    CUR 101 - University Skills                                                                               3(3,0,0)

    Learning skills: Self-management for learning, Learning tools, Reading strategies, Second language learning skills, Test administration.  Thinking skills: Theory Of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), Rounding Thinking, Expanding perception, Creative thinking.  Research skills: Problem determining, Search for information strategies, Sites of sources, access this information, using thin formation, Information construction, Information evaluation.

    Pre-requisites: None

    CT 101 - IT Skills                                                                                                   3(0,0,6)

    Basic Concepts of Information Technology, Using a computer and Managing Files, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Presentation.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    STAT 101: Introduction to Statistics                                                                      3(2,2,0)

    Descriptive statistics; Probability; Random variables and probability distribution functions; Statistical inference; Correlation and simple linear regression.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    EPH 101 - Health Education and Fitness                                                             1(1-1-0)

    Subjects about general health and body and brain fitness.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    3.2 University Requirements

    IC 100- Studies in Prophet Biography                                                                    2(2,0,0)                                   

    IC 101- Introduction to Islamic Culture                                                                 2(2-0-0)

    This subject aims to introduce the student to the Islamic culture; manifestation of the Muslims attitude towards other cultures; explaining the characteristics of Islam, such as: Universality, Comprehensibility, integrity, consistency with human nature (instinct), reason, and science. This subject also explains the Islamic tenet and its fundamentals, such as: To believe in Allah, the Hereafter, the Angles, the Holy Books, the Messengers, and Divine Destiny.

    Pre-requisite: ---

    IC 102   Islam and Society Building                                                             2(2-0-0)

    This course studies the following: The concept of the Muslim society; its basics, its method and characteristics, means of consolidating its social ties; the most important social problems, the Islamic philosophy  of family affairs, marriage: its introductory formalities, aims and effects. It also deals with ways of strengthening the family bonds.

    Pre-requisite: ---

    IC 103   The Islamic Economic System                                                                   2(2-0-0)

    This course depicts the Islamic concept of life, the nature of man, the basic constituents of the Islamic economics and its objectives; it studies as well the legal evidences of these topics. It also explains the opinion of Islam toward finance, ownership, production, maintenance, conception, distribution of wealth, and the exchange in the Islamic Economic system.

    Pre-requisite: ---

    IC 104   Fundamentals of Islamic Political System                                     2(2-0-0)

    This subject contains the following: Introduction to the Political System and its fundamentals; the Islamic Political System is the best system for human societies to follow and apply; the rise up of Islamic State during the Prophet's lifetime, Caliphate, and the fundamentals of State.

    IC 105 Human Rights                                                                                               2(2,0,0)

    IC 106  Medical Jurisprudence                                                                                2(2,0,0)

    IC 107 Ethics of the Profession                                                                               2(2,0,0)

    IC 108 Contemporary Issues                                                                                   2(2,0,0)

    IC 109 Role of Women in Development                                                                 2(2,0,0)

     College Requirements

SE 251 Surveying for non-Engineers                                                                        2(1,0,2)

Prerequisites: MATH 107

Definitions and concepts with a brief description of historical development of surveying. Principles of survey observations. Distance measurements. Detailed mapping. Area determination.  Levelling. Applications of levelling. Earthwork computations. Introduction to electronic equipments: EDM, total station


Paul, R. Wolf & Charles D. Ghilani, "Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics" 14th Ed. 2014. Pearson.

GEO 281 Geology for Engineers                                                                             2(2,1,0)

 Prerequisites: None

 Introduction. Structure of Earth. Minerals and Rocks. Igneous Rocks and Volcano. Weathering, erosion and soil formation. Sedimentary Rocks. Metamorphic Rocks. Geology and Water Supply; Geology of Saudi Arabia

Textbook: McLean, A.C. and Gribble, C.D., Geology for Civil Engineering, 2nd Edition, George Allen & UNWIN.

Tarbuck, E.J. and Lutgens, F.K., 2002, The Earth, Ninth Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 670 p. with accompanying GEODe III CD-ROM bound into book inside back cover.

CE 302 Mechanics of Materials                                                                                 3(3,1,0)

Prerequisites: GE 201

Introduction and fundamentals of mechanics of deformable materials. Concept of stress and strain and Hook’s law. Concept of failure, yield and allowable stresses. Factor of safety and allowable stress design. Normal stress under axial loading and bending. Shear stress under shear force and torsion. Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Transformation of stress and strain and Mohr’s circle. Buckling of columns.

Textbook: Ferdinand P. Beer & E.R. Johnson, "Mechanics of Materials" SI, Ed., McGraw-Hill.

CE 323 Water Engineering for Surveying Students                                              3(3,1,0)

Prerequisites: GE 202

 Introduction to fluid properties, hydrostatics, motion of fluids, closed conduit flow and open channel flow. Introduction to hydrology and ground water.

EE 329 Signal Analysis for Surveying Students                                                     3(3,1,0)

Prerequisites: None

Motivation and Applications, Signal Classifications, Signal Operations, Singularity Functions; Linear time-Invariant Systems and Convolution; Correlation; Fourier Series and Transform for continuous and discrete time signals. Introduction to z-transform.


1- Oppenheim, Willsky and Nawab, ”Signals and Systems”, Prentice-Hall, 1997.

2- Haykin and Veen, “Signals and Systems”, John Wiley, 1998.

CE 334 Highway Engineering for Surveying Students                                          3(2,1,2)

Prerequisites:  STAT 101, SE 312

 Introduction to Transportation Systems, Economic Analysis of Highways, Highway Surveys and Plans, Geometric Design of Highway, Intersections and Interchanges, Introduction to Pavement types and layers.

Textbook:  P. H. Wright & Karen K. Dixon, "Highway Engineering", 7th ed. 2009, John Wiley and Sons.

CE 363 Basics of Concrete Structures for Surveying Students                            3(3,1,0)

Prerequisites: CE 302

 Introduction to concrete technology; composition and properties of concrete; tests of fresh and hardened concrete, analysis of simple and continuous beams, design of bending and shear. Design of short columns, bond strength and development length;

3.6 Elective Courses

 Program Courses:

SE 418 Hydrographic Surveying                                                              3(2, 1, 0)

Prerequisites: SE 312

Introduction; Hydrographic project planning, Coastline Survey; hydrographic survey datum, tidal theory, sea level measurement techniques, water depth determination techniques, horizontal position determination and errors estimation and analysis.


George Wood Logan, 2015. Elements of Hydrographic Surveying. Andesite Press, Annapolis, US Naval Institute, ID-13 9781230343303

SE 419 Advanced Geodesy                                                          3(3, 1, 0)

Prerequisites: SE 315

Basic definitions and concepts (Geoid and ellipsoid); Ellipsoid and ellipsoidal references; systems; Geometric calculations on the ellipsoid surface; Datums and datums transformations Geodetic networks

SE 431 Computer Applications in Surveying Engineering                    3(2, 0, 2)

Prerequisites: SE 331 and GE 209

Introduction; Programming computations and adjustments of triangulation nets and traverses; Adjustment of levelling nets; Programs for coordinates transformations. Applications on Map Projection problems; Using software for DEMs; Applications of AUTOCAD in surveying engineering

SE 467 Web GIS                                                                                         3(3, 1, 0)

Prerequisites: SE 453

Web based GIS concept, Fundamentals and Evolution.  Instruction on the Web interface design, networking fundamentals, geographic mark-up language, service and security in Web based GIS, Web mapping software and Web based GIS applications including voluntary geographic information. Mobile GIS technology. Geoportals. Future trends.


Fu, P & Sun, J. 2010, Web GIS: principles and applications, ESRI Press, Redlands, Calif.

Elective Courses from other programs:

GEO 301 Geomorphology                                                                        3(2,0,2) 

Prerequisites: GEO 281

Natural processes that create landforms and landscapes - physics and chemistry of weathering and soil formation - dynamics of mass wasting - streams and glaciers - karst processes - topographic response to tectonic and climatic forces - terrain analysis utilizing geomorphic field data, remote sensing imagery, and numerical models - natural hazards.

(Two days field trip).

PL 442: Urban Strategic Planning                                                                           3(3, 0, 0)

Prerequisites: none

The course will help students to understand the objectives, methodological and conceptual issues of Urban Strategic Planning. Types of Strategic Urban Planning and Urban Policy will be discussed in addition to Urban Planning Schemes and the Role of Urban Planner in Riyadh city and other Saudi and World cities.

CE 411 Introduction to Construction Contracts                                                   3 (3, 1, 0)

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of 110 cr. hr.           

Basics of construction law.  Types and selection of construction contracts.  Essentials of plans and specifications.  Bidding.   Awarding and administration of contracts.  Liability.  Bonding claims.  Construction contracts in Saudi Arabia. Introduction to computer applications. Group project.

Textbook:  Keith Collier, "Construction Contracts", Prentice Hall.

CE 412 Estimating Construction Costs                                                                   3(3, 1, 0)                                                                                                                                                                    

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 110 cr. hr.

The estimating process.  Conceptual estimation.  Range estimation.  Detailed estimate.  Earthwork. Concrete.  Masonry.  Carpentry and steel.  Mechanical and Electrical estimating.  Heavy construction.  Profit and bonds.  Labor productivity.  Computers in estimating.  Bidding strategy, Group Project.

Textbook: Stephen and Roger W. Liska, "Building Construction Estimation", McGraw-Hill.

Courses Offered to other Programs

A- Compulsory Courses

MATH 106 - Integral Calculus                                                                                3(3,2,0)

The definite integral, fundamental theorem of calculus, the indefinite integral, change of variable, numerical integration. Area, volume of revolution, work, arc length. Differentiation and integration of inverse trigonometric functions. The logarithmic, exponential, hyperbolic and inverse hyperbolic functions. Techniques of integration: substitution, by parts, trigonometric substitutions, partial fractions, miscellaneous substitutions. Indeterminate forms, improper integrals. Polar coordinates.

Textbooks: 1- Robert T. Smith, and Roland R. Minton, "Calculus, Early Transcendental Functions", 3rd Edition.

                    2- Earl W. Swokowski, Michael Olinick, Dennis Pence, and Jeffery A. Cole "Calculus", 6th Edition.

Pre-requisite:   MATH 101

MATH 107 – Vectors and Matrices                                                                        3(3,2,0)

Vectors in two and three dimensions, scalar and vector products, equations of lines and planes in space, surfaces, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vector valued functions, their limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals. Motion of a particle in space, tangential and normal components of acceleration. Functions in two or three variables, their limits, continuity, partial derivatives, differentials, chain rule, directional derivatives, tangent planes and normal lines to surfaces. Extreme of functions of several variables, Lagrange multipliers. Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, inverse of a matrix, Cramer's rule.

Textbook: Edward and Penny, "Calculus", international edition.

Pre-requisite:   MATH 101.

MATH 203 - Differential & Integral Calculus                                                       3(3,2,0)

Infinite series, convergence and divergence of infinite series, integral test, ratio test, root test and comparison test. Conditional convergence and absolute convergence, alternating series test. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series. Double integral and its applications to area, volume, moments and centre of mass. Double integrals in polar coordinates. Triple integral in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates and applications to volume moment and centre of mass. Vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's theorem, the divergence theorem, Stoke' theorem.

Textbook: 1- Robert T. Smith, and Roland R. Minton, "Calculus, Early Transcendental Functions", 3rd Edition.

2- Earl W. Swokowski, Michael Olinick, Dennis Pence, and Jeffery A. Cole "Calculus", 6th Edition.

Pre-requisite:   MATH 106 and MATH 107.

MATH 204 - Differential Equations                                                                       3(3,2,0)

Various types of first order equations and their applications. Linear equations of higher order. Systems of linear equations with constant coefficients, reduction of order. Power series methods for solving second order equations with polynomial coefficients. Fourier series, Fourier series for even and odd functions. Complex Fourier series. The Fourier integral.

Textbook: Dennis G. Zill and Michael R Cullen, "Differential equations with boundary value problems", 6th edition

Pre-requisite:  MATH 203.

PHYS 103 - General Physics (1)                                                                              4(3,0,2)

Introduction (Vectors), Motion in one dimension with constant acceleration, Motion in two dimension with application to projectile motion and circular motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work and Energy, Potential Energy and conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum and Collisions, Rotation of rigid object about a fix axis.

Pre-requisites:  None.

PHYS 104 - General Physics (2)                                                                              4(3,0,2)

Electricity and Magnetism: Coulomb’s law, electric fields, Gauss’ Law, electric potential, potential energy, capacitance and dielectric, currents and resistance, electrical energy and power, direct current circuits, Kirchhoffs rules, magnetic fields, motion of charged particle in a magnetic field, sources of the magnetic field, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, self inductance, energy in a magnetic field, mutual inductance, alternating current circuits, the RLC series circuit, power in an A.C. circuit, resonance in RLC services circuit.

Pre-requisites:  PHYS 103

ENGL 109 - Language and Communication                                                       2(2,1,0)

ENGL 109 includes English for Specific Purpose (ESP) units that cover terminology and expressions, in various engineering disciplines.  The course is designed to improve the communication and reading skills of engineering students.  It equips the student with essential linguistic expertise for his engineering study and prospective professional career.

Textbook: Eric H. Glendinning & Norman Glendinning, “Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering”, Oxford University Press (2000).

Pre-requisites: None.

ENGL 110 – Technical Writing                                                                               2(2,1,0)

English 110 is intended to enhance technical writing skills.  It equips students with writing basics and techniques required for constructing clear and persuasive presentation of their ideas, on various forms including reports, presentations, worksheets, CVs’ and memos.  The course highlights effective writing features including: focus, organization, support & elaboration, style, and conventions.  It emphasizes on observing ethical norms in writing.

Textbook: Daphne Mackey, “Send me a Message: A step-by-step approach to business and professional writing”, McGraw Hill (2006)

Pre-requisites: ENGL 109.

GE 104 - Basics of Engineering Drawing                                                               3(2,0,2)

The course includes the drawing of Orthographic and isometric projections. Other topics include scaling, sectioning, dimensioning and blue print reading. The course is taught using free hand, AutoCAD and Auto-Desk Inventor

Textbook:  Fundamentals of Graphics Communication, Bertoline, G.R., And  Weibe, E.N., Mc Grew-Hill Inc., New York, 5th edition, 2007

References:  A Manual of Engineering Drawing Practice, C.H. Simons and D.E. Maguire, Hodder & Stoughton.

Engineering Drawing and Graphic Technology, French T. E., Charles J. V. and Foster R.J., 14th Edition, McGraw-Hill,1993.

Pre-requisites:  None.

GE 106 - Introduction to Engineering Design                                                        3(2,1,2)

Engineering profession, jobs, and disciplines; Elements of engineering analysis; Introduction to engineering design and team formation; Engineering problem definition; Engineering system Architecture and physical function decomposition; human factor, environment, and safety issues in design; Generation of alternative concepts; Evaluation of alternatives and selection of a concept, Design defense, performance evaluation, and reporting; Engineering ethics.

Textbook: Philip KoskyRobert T. BalmerWilliam D. KeatGeorge Wise. 2015.                      Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and design. Elsevier.

Prerequisite: GE 104.

GE 201 - Statics                                                                                                         3(3,1,0)

Force systems; vector analysis, moments and couples in 2D and 3D. Equilibrium of force systems. Analysis of structures; plane trusses and frames. Distributed force system; centroids and composite bodies. Area moments of inertia. Analysis of beams. Friction.

Textbook:  Meriam, J. L. and Kraige, L. G. “Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1, Statics”, SI units Version

Pre-requisite:  MATH 106 and MATH 107.

GE 203: Engineering and Environment                                                                  2(2,0,0)

This course introduces the impact of engineering and industrial activities on the environment. The lectures cover basics of ecosystems, environmental balance, types of pollution, and types, sources, and limits of pollutants; in addition to fundamentals of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Pollution control technologies and examples of pollution from various engineering and industrial sectors are also covered.

Textbook: G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman. Living in the Environment, 17th edition. Cengage Learning (2014)

Jerry A. Nathanson, Richard A. Schneider. Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management, and Pollution Control, 6th edition. Pearson Education, Limited (2014)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 101 and MATH 101.

GE 402 –Engineering Projects Management                                                      3(3,1,0)

This course introduces techniques that provide rational solutions to a range of project management decisions encountered in engineering projects. Students are expected to gain a detailed understanding of some of the techniques, tools and processes available and their application in starting, planning, managing and finishing engineering projects; The course covers project management fundamentals including projects life cycle, project planning and scheduling techniques, cash flow forecasting, performance evaluations, estimating and cost control; project organizations; Introduction to risk management.

Textbook:   Meredith, J. R., Mantel Jr, S. J., & Shafer, S. M. (2013). Project management in practice. Wiley Global Education

Pre-requisites:  None.

GE 403 - Engineering Economy                                                                               2(2,1,0)

This course is being offered to the students who enrol in the College of Engineering to give them fundamental knowledge and understandings on Cost concepts, Time value of money operations, Measuring the worth of investments, Comparison of alternatives, Depreciation, and Economic analysis of public projects

Textbook:   John A. White, Kenneth E. Case and David B. Pratt, “Principles of engineering economic analyses”, 5th edition.           

Pre-requisites:  None.

B- College Additional Courses

GE 202 – Dynamics                                                                                                  3(3,1,0)

Kinematics of a particle: curvilinear motion and relative motion; Kinematics of a rigid body in plane motion: relative velocity relative acceleration, and rotating axes; Kinetics of particles: Newton’s 2nd law, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and impact; Kinetics of a rigid body in plane motion: translation, fixed axis rotation, general motion, work and energy, and impulse and momentum.

Textbook: J. L. Meriam and L. G. Kraige, “Engineering Mechanics, Volume 2, Statics, SI units Version”, Fifth edition.

Pre-requisites:  GE 201, PHYS 103

GE 209: Computer Programming                                                                           3(2,0,2)

To introduce computer programming for solving engineering problems in MATLAB environment

Textbook: MATLAB for Engineers by Holly Moore, Pearson; 5th edition (2017).

Pre-requisites: None.

MATH 254: Numerical Methods                                                                             3(3,2,0)

Various numerical methods for solving nonlinear equations. Direct and iterative methods for solving systems of linear equations along with error estimate. Polynomial interpolation with error formula. Numerical differentiation and integration with error terms. An introduction to numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.

Textbook: Rizwan Butt and Yacine Benhadid, "An Introduction to Numerical Analysis"

Pre-requisite:   MATH 107

3.4 Program Core Courses

SE 212 Spatial Measurements                                                                                  3 (2,1,2)

Prerequisite: Math 107

Introduction & definitions; surveying types & importance, measurements units; basics of Linear Measurements (tape, optical & electronic); theodolites & angular measurements; levels & leveling operations; applications of leveling (contouring); planimetric (cross-sectional area & volume determination); introduction to total station; setting out; introduction to underground surveying; introduction to photogrammetry & remote sensing.

Textbook: Paul, R. Wolf & Charles D. Ghilani, "Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics" 14th Ed. 2014. Pearson.

SE 312 Introduction to Geomatics Engineering                                                     3(2,1,2)

Prerequisite: SE 212.

Electromagnetic distance measurement & electronic theodolites; total station; control fixing (traversing, triangulation: resection & intersection); map compilation using electronic surveying instruments & computer; precise levelling; introduction to hydrographic surveying; setting out; horizontal & vertical curves & rout location.

Textbook: Paul, R. Wolf & Charles D. Ghilani, "Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics" 14th Ed. 2014. Pearson.

SE 314 Geodesy                                                                                                         4(3,1,0)

Prerequisite: SE 212.

Spherical trigonometry; solution of geodetic problems on the spherical surface; introduction to spherical astronomy; spheroidal trigonometry; solution of geodetic problems on the spheroidal surface; geodetic networks; computer applications; transformation of coordinate systems.

Textbook: Timothy, G. Freeman, "Portraits of the Earth", 1st Ed. 2002. Walter de Gruyter

SE 315 Map Projections                                                                                             3(2,1,2)

Prerequisite: SE 314.

General theory of map projection; study of some famous map projections; map projections applied in KSA; map projections transformation (plans, map, image); computer applications.

Textbook: Erik W. Grafarend, "Map Projections", 2008. John Wiley.

SE 321 Photogrammetry                                                                                            3(2,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 212.

Definitions & basic concepts; geometry of aerial photos; theory & procedure of stereoscopy; analogue stereoploters; orientation (inner, relative, absolute); flight planning; map compilation.

Textbook: P. R. Wolf, B. A. Dewitt and B. Wilkinson "Elements of Photogrammetry with Applications in GIS", 4th Ed. 2014. McGraw Hill.

SE 331 Adjustment Computations                                                                            3(2,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 312 & STAT 101.

Basic definitions; the frequency curve & the accidental error; the variance, covariance & weight of a measured quantity; principles of correlation; least squares method; adjustment by conditions; adjustment by variation of coordinates; computer applications.

Textbook: P. Wolf and Charles Ghilani. “Adjustment Computations: Spatial Data Analysis”, 4th edition, 2006. John Wiley, USA.

SE 365 Principles of Remote Sensing & Image Interpretation                               3(2,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 321.

Concepts & definition of remote sensing; properties of electro-magnetic waves & the environment; ground truth; spectral signature & target identification; remote sensors (types & comparison); techniques utilized to interpret remote sensing imagery visually; emphasis on airphoto interpretation in a range of application areas; visual analysis of non-photographic remote sensing data; introduction to computer-assisted image interpretation & GIS.

Textbook: Lillisand, Keifer and Chipman "Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation", 6th ed. 2008, John Wiley.

SE 413 Satellite Geodesy and Geopositioning                                                         3 (2,1,2)

Prerequisite: SE 314.

Introduction to positioning systems by satellites; satellite orbit motion; signal propagation & errors; surveying by satellite geodesy; GNSS data processing & transformation; application of satellite geodesy; computer applications.

Textbook: B. Hofmann-Wellenhof, "GPS Theory and Practice", 5th ED. 2008. Springer.

SE 422 Advanced Photogrammetry                                                                          3(2,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 321 & SE 331.

Coordinates systems in photogrammetry; coordinates transformation; measured photo coordinates refinements; mathematical models used in analytical photogrammetry; analytical relative & absolute orientations; analytical stereoplotters & map production; Introduction to terrestrial photogrammetry; mathematical models in terrestrial photogrammetry; automatic terrestrial photogrammetry; computer applications.

Textbook: P. R. Wolf, B. A. Dewitt and B. Wilkinson "Elements of Photogrammetry with Applications in GIS", 4th Ed. 2014. McGraw Hill.

SE 423 Digital Image Processing                                                                               3(2,1,2)

Prerequisite: SE 365.

Introductions; data acquisition; computer techniques to manipulate & interpret digital images; overview of formats of digital image data & procedures used in image rectification & registration; image enhancement; image classification; & digital image data merger; 

Textbook: Lillisand, Keifer and Chipman  "Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation", 6th Ed. 2007, John Wiley.

SE 453 Cartography and GIS                                                                                 3(2,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 315.

Introduction; map classification; map use; sources of spatial information; introduction to GIS; data coding using GIS; layers concept and data modelling; cartographic generalisation; map production and printing using GIS.

Textbook:  Gretchen N. Peterson.  "GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design".  CRC Press (April 6, 2009).  ISBN-10: 1420082132, ISBN-13: 978-1420082135

SE 464 Introduction to Digital Photogrammetry                                                     2(2,1,0)

Prerequisite: SE 422.

Definitions; digital photogrammetry evolution; data collection procedures; stereoviewing of digital images; digital images matching techniques; DEM & features extraction; digital orthophoto production; digital photogrammetric workstations; applications using computer.

Textbook: P. R. Wolf, B. A. Dewitt and B. Wilkinson "Elements of Photogrammetry with Applications in GIS", 4th Ed. 2014. McGraw Hill.

SE 466 Spatial Analysis in Geographic Information Systems                                 4(3,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 423, SE 453.

Definitions; queries in GIS; relation between GIS and other sciences; projection systems and mutual transformation using GIS; concept of data base; methods of tables connection and spatial analysis in GIS; DEM production using GIS; Selective applications in GIS.

Textbook: P. Longley, Micheal, F. Goodchid, David J. Maguire and David W. Rhind, 2015. "Geographic Information Systems and Science", 4th edition 2015, John Wiley.

SE 472 Surveying Camp                                                                                                        3(1,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 413.

Introduction; practical training on precise leveling & trigonometry; measuring distances using electronic distances measurements instrument; measurement of vertical & horizontal angles; GNSS observation & processing, observation treatment and electronic map drawings; computer applications.

SE 473 Professional & Legal Aspects of Surveying                                                 3(2,0,2)

Prerequisite: SE 315.

Introduction to real state registration & its systems; real state registration surveying; special law principals related to transfer & endorsing real state ownership procedures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; managing of land information & its systems; needs & surveying practicing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; planning & cost estimation for surveying projects; preparation of specifications & special technical conditions for carrying out surveying projects; managing surveying projects; advanced topics.

SE 496 Graduation Project-1                                                                                     2(2,0,0)

Pre-requisite:  Successful completion of 129 cr. Hr and passing all courses in levels 1-7

The student must accomplish a 2-semester-project in any major fields of surveying (the project must include field work &/or field data in addition to associated computations & assessment); an integrated report detailing each step of the project must be provided by the student & approved by the project supervisor & the examiners after presentation of the project.

SE 497 Graduation Project-2                                                                                    2(2,0,0)

Prerequisite: SE 496

The student must accomplish a 2-semester-project in any major fields of surveying ( the project must include field work &/or field data in addition to associated computations & assessment); an integrated report detailing each step of the project must be provided by the student & approved by the project supervisor & the examiners after presentation of the project.

SE 998: Research Project                                                                                         0 (NP)

The course is designed to serve the research needs of the students. The course is not required for graduation; so students may opt to register it or otherwise. The consent of the faculty member with whom the student might work is essential.

It provides the student with the principles of conducting a comprehensive introduction to research proposal writing, research methodologies, and foundational research theories and protocols.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 129 credit hours.

SE 999 Practical Training                                                                             1(Nograde-Pass)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of 110 credit hrs

Students in the program are required to complete a 10 weeks summer training requirement in an area related to Surveying Engineering. Prior to undertaking the summer training program, the student must obtain the approval of the department and he must have completed, successfully, at least 110 credit hours including the CFY (or 78 credit hours excluding the CFY). Students enrolling in the summer training program are not allowed to take simultaneously any course or projects.

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