Introduction to Global Positioning System with Field Work using Leica GPS 1200

Due to the importance of new technologies such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) in surveying and staking out by speeding up the Civil Engineering projects when they designed and implemented. In addition, it is certain that the Graduate of the College of Engineering at King Khalid University in the Civil Engineering Department can easily take place in the labor market by gaining technical skills in specialization and self-development with the skill of these new technologies required in foreign and national companies.

To achieve the vision of the College of Engineering and the Civil Engineering Department within the vision of King Khalid University within the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 by intensifying the training courses for Graduates to prepare them to the job market or to pursue postgraduate studies and the following objectives:

· Strengthening the ratio of new technologies in the curriculum of College of Engineering,

· Training involves new technologies allows to gain time and effort during the implementation of each Civil Engineering Projects,

· Prepare the Graduate to the practical life without any going back after graduation to re-train,

· Through the community services mechanism, these skills can be introduced to serve the local government and private sectors.

Due to the importance of all courses taught by the Graduate in Civil Engineering Department towards the different specializations that enable him to obtain the certificate of Civil Engineer, it is difficult to delve into any given specialization in how he can earn all the skills so we highlight the importance of this course and the goal in the following:

· To establish the importance of this course in adopting positive theory in learning,

· This course intersects with other courses related to the updating of Spatial data,

· Enabling the Graduate with the necessary skills to prepare for the adoption of these new technologies in the remainder of his University studies such as graduation project, which is inspired by the actual projects in the public or private sector and facilitate the integration of Graduates in the labor market.

This training offers to the Graduate in Civil Engineering Department how he can improve his knowledge by taking into consideration new technologies, and how to reach a high level of knowledge that leads him to win the job or continue his higher education.

· To establish the importance of this course in adopting positive theory in learning,

· This course intersects with other courses related to the updating of Spatial data,

· Enabling the Graduate with the necessary skills to prepare for the adoption of these new technologies in the remainder of his University studies such as graduation project, which is inspired by the actual projects in the public or private sector and facilitate the integration of Graduates in the labor market.

Through this training, Graduates learn the scientific methodology and digital methods used in GPS applications. The most important of these methods are:

· To learn how to operate GPS tool,

· Training on how to operate fixed station and rover,

· Training on how to convert geo-spatial data to and from the instrument and to the computer,

· Training on how to export and import geo-spatial data to and from other software, hardware and other instrument,

· Training in updating geo-spatial data to support actual applications in public sectors in Saudi Arabia,

· Training on staking out Civil Engineering projects with these new technologies,

· Ensure that the content of any course does not mean that you become an expert, but a first step for more improvement.

Through this GPS Training, the faculty member of this training and the Civil Engineering Department want to reach the following results:

· To push the Graduate to more knowledge in specialized disciplines, especially those that rely on new technologies,

· To instill in the Graduate the idea of perseverance and excellence in earning skills and self-development by adopting the methodology of integration between classical methods and new technologies to win the job,

· A new addition to instill the spirit of community service for the Graduate to whom he will become a part.

  Important Announcement for College of Engineering Students: Summer Semester 1441-1442 You will find the summer semester schedule at the College of Engineering for All departments: Through the following links Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Chemical Engineering Industrial Engineering    
  The College of Engineering and the Education for Employment Community (EFE) are looking for a way to collaborate for the training and development for the students. The Faculty of Engineering represented by the Dean of Engineering, the faculty Vice-Dean and the head of the Specific Initiatives and Quality programs initiated a meeting with The Education for Employment Community (EFE) represented by its director Abdullah Al-Ghamdi to boost the training and development program for the college of engineering students to provide them with an opportunity of direct employment. The dean of the College of Engineering explained that this initiative will nurture the skills of the students of the Faculty of Engineering and fit them towards the goals of the Kingdom's 2030 vision, especially from the labor market perspective.    
  In cooperation with Shell, the College of Engineering provided a training course for college students titled: The international Program Nxplorer Under the auspices of His Excellency the Dean of the College of Engineering Dr.  Mohammed Khaloofah Al Mesfer, the Training Unit of the College of Engineering, in cooperation with Shell, presented the international program Nxplorer to 57 students, from all departments, for three days 16-18/6/1441.  The aim of the training program is to provide the trainees with the ability to use creative thinking mechanisms in creating effective solutions that can be applied to local problems related to the environment, food or energy. The program focuses on defining the link between food, water and energy, and building awareness, developing knowledge, and providing tools for thinking and complex problem-solving skills for future leaders.  The NXPLORERS program relies on the use of a unique blend of three approaches: Systematic thinking: It is a framework for seeing the larger picture rather than seeing isolated parts. Scenario planning: ask 'what-if' questions to explore alternative perspectives on the future and find reasonable stories about it. Change theory: a methodology of thinking imagining how and why a particular change is expected.  Merging these methods into one program creates a new way to look at the complexities and challenges that exist in society, and it shows young people how to deal with the complex challenges facing society, now and in the future.    
  The seminar will be presented by Faculty members: Industrial Engineering Department Dear All, As per the part of the initiative in the faculty members Teaching-Learning Process, the Industrial Engineering Department is pleased to invite all the Faculty of Engineering to attend the Seminar on Tuesday 18/02/2020. Seminar Title: Decision Making College of Engineering, Building A/1/145 Time: 12 - 1 PM Faculty members' involvement is highly encouraged and students are more than welcome. Presented By: Dr. Mohammad Qureshi    
  In cooperation with Shell, the College of Engineering offers two training courses for college students - First entitled: The International Program Nxplorer, from 06/16/1441 AH to 6/18/1441 AH from 4:30 to 9:00 PM. - The second is entitled: Entrepreneurial Projects Management, from 01/07/1441 AH to 07/03/1441 AH from 4:30 to 9:00 PM.   The training program aims to give the trainees the ability to use creative thinking mechanisms in creating effective solutions that can be applied to local problems related to the environment, food or energy. It focuses on defining the link between food, water and energy, building awareness, developing knowledge, and providing thinking tools and complex problem-solving skills for future leaders.