Course Title: Manage advanced surveying computations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: MATH5320C
Course Title: Manage advanced surveying computations
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: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 80
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 solve a range of surveying and basic engineering-related problems. It requires the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate data to perform surveying computations. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPPSIS5023A Manage advanced surveying computations
1 Prepare to perform advanced traverse computations.
1.1 Task objectives are defined.
2 Arrange for the task to be executed.
2.1 Arrangements are made for computations to be performed on angles and bearings.
3 Arrange for the computation of surveying problems involving circular curves.
3.1 Computations are performed on all elements of circular curves.
4 Supervise the completion of the task.
4.1 All required documentation is communicated to relevant personnel and completed promptly,
Refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
Teacher led :
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in surveying theory and tasks associated with the elements including the use of 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.
1 Introduction and Diagonistic Test
2 Number and Arithmetic Processes, Review of Basic Algebraic Processes
3 Review of Basic Algebraic Processes, Review of Basic Algebraic Processes
4 Review of Basic Algebraic Processes , Mensuration in 2-D
5 Mensuration in 2-D
6 Cartesian Coordinate System, More Algebraic Procedures
7 Analytic Geometry - (Assignment No1 due 24/3), Revision Program
8 Test No. 1 , Matrices
9 Matrices , Matrices
10 Matrices , Matrices
11 Vectors , Vectors
12 Vectors , Vectors
13 Vectors , Statistics
14 Statistics , Statistics
15 Statistics . Statistics
16 Statistics . Statistics
17 Assignment No.2 - due 15/6
18 Revision Program, Test No2
Note: i) Assignment Package- 2 assignments @ 10% each
2 Tests @ 40% each
Hence Total assignment value is 100%
ii) Satisfactory completion - to obtain this outcome you are required to obtain a total of at least 60% from the assignment package.
Mathematics for Technicians by Blair & Alldis
http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
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:
• 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 surveying computations
• applying mathematical principles and skills to a range of advanced surveying-related problems
• understanding mathematical concepts and techniques
• performing a range of tasks where choice between a substantial range of options is required
• understanding the purpose of numerically solving advanced surveying problems
• understanding the requirement for accuracy in surveying calculations
• defining terms used in calculations
• taking responsibility for team outputs in work and learning.
Assessment of this unit will involve completion of Assignments and the Evaluation of portfolio, using a checklist, of the performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard including collection methods and techniques related to the project objectives.
Observation, using a skills checklist, of performance of elements of competence as designated for this unit to the required standard during practical fieldwork exercises within a simulated workplace project.
Assessment will require demonstration of:
• Consistence performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
• Performance criteria for each element of competence
• Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.
Context of Assessment:
This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.
Element: 1 Prepare to perform advanced traverse computations - Test 1, Assignment 1
Element: 2 Arrange for the task to be executed. Assignment 1
Element: 3 Arrange for the computation of surveying problems involving circular curves. Assignment 2
Element: 4 Supervise the completion of the task. Assignment 2, Test 2
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