GNSS equipment and procedures workshop

Second year BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students recently received training on Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) equipment and procedures.

BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students on site
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BSc (Hons) and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students on site

Second year BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students recently received training on Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) equipment and procedures.

Every year Nottingham Trent University brings in an external company to provide training on GNSS equipment and procedures for second year BSc (Hons) and BEng Civil Engineering students. Many of these second year students will shortly be going onto a placement on construction sites or with surveying companies, making this workshop key to their skill progression.

This year it was SCCS who put together the session, sending NTU alumnus Muneer Hassan with two other members of staff including Will Livermore, a current BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering student on placement with the company.

Muneer led the instruction of five three-hour classes over three days, covering mapping to OS co-ordinates, with other exercises along the way. The students really appreciated the opportunity to have hands-on sessions with the latest equipment.

After leading the workshop, Muneer told us: "I felt the students benefited by being exposed to this new technology and really being able to see it's restrictions along with its advantages and how it might be used in the real world. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to visit my old University and talk to the students and give them the benefit of my experience."

Phil Sargent, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Surveying at NTU said after the workshop: "The NTU civil engineering team are very appreciative of Muneer and his team and of SCCS' support, and look forward to working together again.

"The students and NTU staff really enjoyed and appreciated Muneer's distinctive teaching style, with numerous anecdotes relating to situations encountered on site in the course of his work, and very valuable reinforcement of NTU teaching of good practice such as independent checks at every stage, work ethic and professionalism."

GNSS equipment and procedures workshop

Published on 18 April 2014
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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