The department provides courses for students of the study branch Geodesy and Cartography in engineering surveying, underground and mining surveying, economics and management systems in surveying and cartography, and fundamentals of law and property rights. Within the framework of elective courses, the department offers tuition in construction and industrial surveying, control surveying and the monitoring of displacements in structures and laser scanning. Further, elective courses are offered in the fundamentals of automation of measurements in engineering surveying, metrology, the Microstation system, business and management in Geodesy and Cartography and Structural and Transportation Engineering study branches, and history of surveying. The department also provides instruction in the field of surveying for all the other study branches of the Faculties of Civil Engineering, Transport Sciences, and Architecture. In the elective courses, the department investigates the applications of surveying in the individual branches of civil engineering.
The research of the department includes topics covering the use of lasers and laser scanning in engineering surveying and in underground and mining surveying, economic issues of surveying, application of statistical methods in engineering surveying, micronets in building and mechanical engineering, the use of geodetical methods in quality and reliability control of constructions, applications of the Global Positioning Systems in engineering surveying, assessment of the quality of geodetical and cartographic works, etc. The department has also had a long-term cooperation with the Czech Egyptologic Institute of the Philosophical Faculty, Charles University in Prague in the investigation of the necropolis in Abusir, Egypt.
The department is equipped with a laboratory oriented primarily towards the application of laser techniques, and authorized to direct and coordinate, on a nation-wide scale, the application of laser technology in engineering surveying and in underground and mining surveying.