Course Title: Conduct an engineering surveying project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GEOM5094C

Course Title: Conduct an engineering surveying project

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu
thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au
+61 3 99258359
Stephen Falzon
stephenjoseph.falzon@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 for designing, computing and setting out basic engineering surveying projects. It requires the ability to plan and execute technical project activity within set deadlines. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5019A Conduct an engineering surveying project

Element:

1 Identify project.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Project activities are identified according to
organisational requirements.
1.2 Organisational priorities are determined in line with
project specifications.

Element:

2 Organise project resources.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Characteristics of the operating environment and
any special equipment or resource requirements are
identified according to organisational guidelines.
2.2 Higher authority endorsements are obtained where
necessary to ensure that the use of resources and
equipment is in line with project objectives.
2.3 Equipment is checked to be in good working order.
2.4 Manufacturer specifications with regard to the use
of equipment are complied with.
2.5 Project objectives comply with relevant legislation
and company policy.

Element:

3 Plan the tasks.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project objectives, principal work activities and
constraints are defined and documented according to
surveying data specifications and client
requirements.
3.2 Survey design is interpreted to identify surveying
data.
3.3 Agreed communication processes between project
members, client and other stakeholders are
implemented and maintained.
3.4 OHS and legislative requirements are incorporated
into project risk management plan.
3.5 Pertinent legal and statutory standards are
researched, considered and adhered to.
3.6 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in design.

Element:

4 Manage and monitor the project.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work is scheduled to be completed within time
available.
4.2 Project management mechanisms are implemented
to measure, record and report progress of activities in
relation to the agreed schedule and plans.
4.3 Identified surveying components are accurately
measured.
4.4 Measured surveying data is reduced to project
surveying reference system for comparison with
design.
4.5 Measurements are validated and recorded according
to project specifications.
4.6 Contingencies and constraints are managed to ensure
project specifications are met.
4.7 OHS requirements are adhered to.
4.8 Quality assurance processes are implemented based
on the project plan.

Element:

5 Finalise the project.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Relevant personnel are informed of the results
according to organisational guidelines.
5.2 Required documentation is completed according to
organisational guidelines.
5.3 Surveying data is archived according to project
specifications.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led:
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in to conduct an engineering survey project on engineering and construction sites, and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the conduct of an engineering surveying project 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.
 


Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.

 

Week No.Topic deliveredAssessment/Task
1Introduction 
2Identify project 
3Identify project 
4Organise project resources 
5Organise project resources 
6Plan the tasks 
7Plan the tasks 
8Plan the tasksAssessment 1
9Manage and monitor the project 
10Manage and monitor the project 
11Manage and monitor the project 
12Finalise the project 
13Finalise the project 
14Finalise the project 
15Finalise the projectAssessment 2
16Revision 
17 Test Assessment 3
18  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Reference Texts:

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold.


References


Other Resources

Web Resources:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.liscad.com/ Learning Modules
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS
 


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• matching objectives with resources to ensure project proceeds in an organised and timely manner
• ensuring that achievement of required accuracy has been attempted by:
• accessing and interpreting design information to identify the components to be measured and monitored
• applying solutions to a range of problems
• documenting and reporting
• managing contingencies
• organising and prioritising activity
• performing measurements
• planning resources
• reducing and manipulating spatial data
• ensuring that non-conformity aspects are recorded and reported
• taking responsibility for team outputs in work and learning.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of Assignments and test.


Assessment Matrix

Element1 Identify project.Assignment  1 & 3
Element2 Organise project resources.Assignment 1 & 3
Element3 Plan the tasks.Assignment 2 & 3

Element

 

Element

 4 Manage and monitor the project.
 

5 Finalise the project

Assignment 2 & 3

Assignment 2 & 3

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