Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveying
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: GEOM5093C
Course Title: Conduct geodetic surveying
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5236 - Diploma of Surveying
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
+61 3 9925 4445
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
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct geodetic surveying. It requires the ability to use triangulation, trigonometric heighting and electronic distance measuring (EDM) traversing. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPPSIS5028A Conduct geodetic surveying
1 Organise project resources for geodetic surveying.
1.1 Geodetic surveying task objectives are defined.
2 Plan geodetic surveying.
2.1 Project objectives, principal work activities and
3 Manage and monitor the project.
3.1 Work is scheduled and allocated to be completed
4 Finalise the project.
4.1 Relevant personnel are informed of the results
Refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in geodetic surveying and tasks associated with the elements above including triangulation, trigonometric heighting and electronic
distance measuring (EDM) traversing computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.
Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial data sets to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises. Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.
Compilation of Portfolio of examples of work, client reports, management reports and data management records.
This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.
|Week No.||Topic delivered||Assessment/Task|
|2||Introduction to Geodesy|
|4|| Presentation |
Trig Heighting – long lines
|5||Research – History of Geodetic surveying of Australia|
|6||Trig heighting - Long lines|
|7||Geoid & Spheroid|
|9||Point /Height/Combined SF|
|10||MGA & AHD|
|11||MGA & AHD||Assignment 1|
Refer to: http://rmit.libguides.com/spatial
Engineering Surveying [electronic resource] Schofield, W.: 6th ed.: Burlington : Elsevier, 2007.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
3 print copies at 526.9 S367 Carlton Library
New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice [electronic resource] Main Author: Cartlidge, Duncan
2nd ed. Burlington : Elsevier, 2006.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
1 print copy at 692.5 C327 Carlton Library
Advanced engineering surveying: problems and solutions / Shepherd, F. A.: London : Edward Arnold, 1981.
Swanston Library 526.902462 S548 3 copies
(The above title was cited in the previous implementation plan for Cert III in Spatial Information Services in 2004. However this is a fairly old title (1981) and it seems to be out of print)
Elementary surveying: Elfick, Michael. and Brinker, Russell: 9th ed.: London: HarperCollins, 1994.
1 copy at 526.9 E38 Carlton & Swanston Library
(The above title was cited in the previous implementation plan for Cert III in Spatial Information Services in 2004. However this is a fairly old title (1994) and there isn’t an updated edition of it.)
Elementary surveying : an introduction to geomatics / Wolf, Paul R.: 11th ed.: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice Hall, 2006
Elementary surveying: an introduction to geomatics, Ghilani, Charles D, 12th ed., Upper Saddle River Prentice Hall Ptr, 2008
1 Copy Ordered 25-07-2008 for Carlton
Swanston Library at 526.9 W855
Guidelines for surveying soil and land resources /: 2nd ed.: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2008.
2 copies Carlton Library at 631.4794 G946, 1 at Swanston.
Principles of geospatial surveying / Allan, A. L.: Caithness, Whittles Pub. ; Boca Raton, FL : Distributed in North America by CRC Press, c2007.
1 copy Carlton and Swanston Libraryat 526.9 A417
Surveying : principles and applications / Kavanagh, Barry F.: 8th ed.: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009.
2 copies on order, previous 7th edition held at 526.9 K21 (1 copy Carlton and Swanston)
Surveying and engineering: principles and practice, Paul Watson et al, Oxford, Blackwell, 2008
1 copy at Swanston 690 S963
Surveying for engineers.: UREN, J: 4TH ED.: BASINGSTOKE PALGRAVE MACMILLAN 2006:
Location: Bundoora Library
Order Information: 2 Copies Ordered 25-07-2008
Already ordered for Carlton Library.
Surveying with construction applications
KAVANAGH, BARRY F : 6TH ED.: UPPER SADDLE RIVER PRENTICE HALL PTR 2007
Carlton Library 1 Copy Ordered 13-06-2008
Swanston Library at 526.9 K21
Surveying for construction ,Irvine William, Maidenhead, McGraw Hill , 2006
2 Copies Ordered 25-07-2008
(This was in the previous implementation plan)
Overview of Assessment
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying checks wherever necessary
• applying formulae appropriately and obtaining correct results
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• assessing and recording computations from varied sources
• defining terms used in geodetic calculations
• demonstrating a sound understanding of the requirement for accuracy in calculations
• performing calculations in a logical progression to solve geodetic surveying problems
• understanding mathematical concepts, astronomical concepts and the determination of shadowing effects
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.
You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:
1. Presentation Weight 10% due Week 3 & 4
2. Assignment 1 Weight 20% due Week 11
3. Assignment 2 Weight 20% due Week 15
4. Open book TEST Weight 40% on Week 17
|Presentation||Element 1 & 2|
|Assignment 1||Element 1,2 & 3|
|Assignment 2||Element 1,2, 3 and 4|
|Open book TEST||Element 1,2, 3 and 4|
|Portfolio||Element 1,2, 3 and 4|
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