# Course Title: Perform surveying computations

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GEOM5137C

Course Title: Perform surveying computations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4336 - Certificate IV in Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Vocational Engineering
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Toby Manning
School of Vocational Engineering
Ph: 9925 4934
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Indira Wittamperuma
School of Vocational Engineering
Ph: 9925 4468
Email: indira.wittamperuma@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to solve surveying and engineeringrelated problems. It requires the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate data to perform surveying computations. Functions would be carried out under limited supervision and within organisational guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: CPPSIS4031A Perform surveying computations Element: 1 Prepare to perform traverse computations. Element: 2 Execute the task. Element: 3 Solve surveying problems involving circular curves. Element: 4 Finalise the task.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

• Use electronic calculator to Perform advanced traverse computations
• Compute coordinate from bearings and distances
• Compute the Join
• Compute reduced levels from field data
• Solve surveying problems involving circular curves

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Teaching Schedule

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment

Session 1

Day 1

Differential Levelling

Use Rise and Fall & HPC methods
Compute RLs
Compute Misclose

1,2

Assessment 1

Session 1

Day 2

Prepare to perform advanced traverse computations

Familialisation with a calculator
Solve Trig function problems

1

Session 2

Day 1

Chaining (Measurement with a steel band)

Errors in chaining -Covering Element 1
Reduce distances (SDN 1308) -Covering Element 1

1

Session 2

Day 2

Chaining (Measurement with a steel band)

Errors in chaining -Covering Element 1
Reduce distances (SDN 1308) -Covering Element 1

1 & 2

Session 3

Day 1

Traversing

• Bearings and Coordinates
1

Session 3

Day 2

Traversing

• Survey coordination regulations
• Traversing between fixed points
• Compute closure
• Coordinate systems
• Polar to Rectangular conversion

1 & 2

Assessment 1 due

Session 4

Day 1

Horizontal Circular curves

Introduction to elements of
circular curves

1 & 3

Session 4

Day 2

Horizontal Circular Curves

Setting out circular curves

Solve missing elements of the curve

3 & 4 Assessment 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

References

Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:

• applying known solutions to a range of problems
• performing calculations following a logical progression and presenting clearly visible results
• assessing and recording computations from varied sources
• demonstrating operational knowledge in a broad range of areas relating to traverse computations
• applying mathematical principles and skills to a range of surveying problems
• accuracy in surveying calculations
• defining terms used in calculations.

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

 Assessment Weight Assessment 1 Assignment 1 25% Assessment 2 Assignment 2 25% Assessment 3 Assignment 3 25% Assessment 4 Test 25%

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 Elements / Performance Criteria Covered Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4 1.1 X X 1.2 X X 2.1 X X 2.2 X X 2.3 X X 2.4 X X 2.5 X X 2.6 X X 2.7 X X 2.8 X X 3.1 X X 3.2 X X 4.1 X X 4.2 X X 4.3 X X X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment due Session 3 on 21/10/2015 Weight 40%
Assessment Task 2 – Test on Session 4 on 30/10/2015 Weight 60%

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Blackboard
Blackboard is an on-line resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within Blackboard are the session lessons plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency. Blackboard Collaborate is an on-line delivery system within Blackboard that may be utilised as a virtual classroom that may be a part of the overall lesson delivery plan.

Projects and Presentations
Students are required to complete an individual written assessment and include group discussions to provide evidence of the competency in the unit.

Students with a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition can apply for adjustments to their study and assessment conditions (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

Assessment Matrix

You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks before grading can occur.
Marks from assessments will count towards a final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)

NYC Not Yet Competent / NYS in any of the above assessments
GAG Competent – Pass
CC Competent – Credit
CDI Competent – Distinction
CHD Competent – High Distinction

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final Assessment Submission Time
1,2 Assessment 1 - Chain and traversing surveying40%Session 3 - 21/10/2015
1,2 & 3 Assessment 2 - Test of all elements60%Session 4 - 30/10/2015

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Spatial skills to:
• exercise precision and accuracy in surveying computations
• archive and retrieve spatial data
• manage and manipulate spatial data
• manage files
• solve problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
• Apply the basic principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry
• Computing traverse data from field information
• Spatial reference systems
• Understanding and application of significance in calculations

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

e-Submission
The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.

Good practice
• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc

Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official
due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration: