Principles of Real Estate Engineering

900 – Principles of Real Estate Engineering: An introduction to the basic principles of engineering within the right of way profession; provides insight into the information contained in engineering plans as well as the practical applications of engineering tools.


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Course Title:

Principles of Real Estate Engineering

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Course Length:

2 days – 8 AM to 5 PM Daily

IRWA Credits:

16 QEU / CEU


IRWA Course 100 “Principles of Land Acquisition” (or equivalent), or have a minimum of two years right of way engineering experience



Course Description
With the use of lecture, questions and answers, exercise methods and graphic illustrations, participants in this course will learn how to use engineering tools and will gain basic skills in reading and interpreting information contained on engineering plans. Participants will also learn how to read, understand and plot simple descriptions using the most common methods of property descriptions.

  • Industry:  A core course that is required for all 4 pathways in the RWP program.
  • Specialist:  Not applicable.
  • Understanding the basic principles of engineering drawings
  • Understanding and interpreting information on plans
  • Using an engineer’s scale to determine distances
  • Identifying types of highway curves
  • Determining the effects of a project on a property
  • Understanding the background of property descriptions
  • Become knowledgeable of the basic features of property descriptions
  • Become familiar with the most common systems and methods of property descriptions
  • Writing and plotting property descriptions using various methods
Course Tuition includes
  • Participant Manual
  • Engineering tools (engineering scale, protractor and straight edge)
Required Materials
  • Financial calculator
  • Mechanical pencil
Who should take this course
This course is designed for the novice or new non-engineer employee but is also a valuable refresher course for experienced agents.

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