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Unit description

Introduces surveying and spatial technology field practice as it relates to civil engineering. The types and use of basic surveying equipment including dumpy levels, total stations and GPS rovers will be introduced. Proper note-keeping techniques and computations are studied.

Unit content

Principles of survey information in civil engineering

Topographic surveys using GPS equipment

Undertaking basic surveys using a total station

Transferring and manipulating survey data

Introduction to town planning

Subdivision design and layout

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the principles of surveying including the key reference points, coordinate systems and originsKnowledge of a discipline
2perform basic operations with survey equipment used in civil constructionKnowledge of a discipline
3work in teams to collect and manipulate survey data for subdivision layout design.CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the principles of surveying including the key reference points, coordinate systems and origins
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. perform basic operations with survey equipment used in civil construction
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. work in teams to collect and manipulate survey data for subdivision layout design.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Residential session 2 days (14 hours) (Once during the Study Period)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Subdivision layout design report40%
Survey report40%

Teaching method
Residential session 2 days (14 hours) (Once during the Study Period)
Structured online learning 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Subdivision layout design report40%
Survey report40%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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