Engineering Plan Development and Application

901 – Engineering Plan Development and Application: Introduces hands-on experiences which enable participants to develop problem-solving skills and to improve upon existing engineering skills.


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Course Title:

Engineering Plan Development and Application

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Course Length:

1 day – 8 AM to 5 PM

IRWA Credits:



IRWA Course 100 “Principles of Land Acquisition” or IRWA Course 900 “Principles of Real Estate Engineering” (or equivalents),  or basic understanding of engineering terminology and principles; and a minimum of two years of right of way engineering experience



Course Description

The purpose of this course is to enable participants to improve their plan reading skills in order to perform their jobs more easily, effectively and efficiently.  The course is designed to enable participants to improve their skills in using engineering plans and drawings.


  • Generalist:  An intermediate course that can be applied towards the Generalist pathway in the SR/WA program.
  • Specialist:  Required course for the R/W-NAC program.


  • How to read topographic and property information on plans
  • The interrelationship of plan, profile and cross section sheets 
  • How to determine the horizontal and vertical alignment of a centerline 
  • How to use aerial photogrammetry
  • Plane coordinates
  • Utility line crossings of highways
  • Contour line characteristics
  • How to calculate earthwork
  • Interpreting right of way plans

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 new non-engineer employee who has acquired a basic understanding of engineering terminology and principles and has two years engineering right of way experience. It is also a valuable refresher course for experienced agents.

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