Course Title: Perform surveying computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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

Indira Wittamperuma

Indira.wittamperuma@rmit.edu.au

Ph: (03)99254176

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.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Task objectives are defined.

1.2 Pertinent standards are identified, considered and adhered to, in line with project specifications.

Element:

2 Execute the task.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Computations are performed on angles and bearings.

2.2 Conversions between polar and rectangular modes are performed.
2.3 Computations are performed on the coordinates of a simple closed traverse.
2.4 Computations are performed on the missing elements of a traverse.
2.5 Computations are performed on adjusted coordinates of a traverse.
2.6 Traverse information from field notes is reduced.
2.7 Traverse misclose computations are adjusted according to appropriate industry standards.
2.8 Organisational documented and undocumented practices are adhered to.

Element:

3 Solve surveying problems involving circular curves.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Computations are performed on all elements of circular curves.

3.2 Problems involving circular curve missing elements are solved.

Element:

4 Finalise the task.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Required documentation is completed promptly, accurately and according to organisational guidelines.
4.2 Relevant personnel are informed of the results according to organisational guidelines.
4.3 Spatial data is archived according to project specifications


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

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Teaching Schedule

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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, the students will be directed to websites to enhance their knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts

Check the Library Subject Guides :http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


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.

 

Assessment Tasks

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.


Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight

Task 1

Assignment 1

25%

Task 2

Assignment 2

25%

Task 3

Assignment 3

25%

Task 4

Test

25%

 


Assessment Matrix

   

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4
1.1X  X
1.2X  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  XX
3.1  XX
3.2  XX
4.1X X 
4.2X X 
4.3XXX 

        

 

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
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

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.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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: 
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/studentadmin/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:
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