Course Title: Perform geodetic surveying computations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: MATH5321C
Course Title: Perform geodetic 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
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform basic relevant geodetic surveying calculations. It requires the ability to analyse data and plan approaches to technical problems. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CPPSIS5024A Perform geodetic surveying computations
1 Prepare to perform geodetic surveying.
1.1 Geodetic surveying task objectives are defined.
2 Perform computations on the reference surface.
2.1 A relevant reference surface is selected for the required geodetic computations.
3 Perform computations on the projection plane
3.1 A relevant projection plane is selected for required geodetic computations.
4 Finalise the task.
4.1 All required documentation is completed promptly, accurately and according to organisational
Refer to elements
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Surveying area.
|1||Introduction to Map projection|
|2||Prepare to perform geodetic surveying - Transformation of Coordinates|
|3||Prepare to perform geodetic surveying - Survey Marks Enquiry Service (SMES)|
|4||Prepare to perform geodetic surveying - Order and Accuracy|
|5||Perform computations on the reference surface - Polar and Rectangular coordinates|
|6||Perform computations on the reference surface - Traverse computation|
|7||Perform computations on the reference surface - Traverse computation|
|8||Perform computations on the reference surface - Missing bearing and distance||Assignment 1|
|9||Perform computations on the reference surface - Two missing bearings|
|10||Perform computations on the reference surface - Two missing distances|
|11||Perform computations on the projection plane - Point, Line and Height scale factor|
|12||Perform computations on the projection plane - Transformation of Coordinates|
|13||Perform computations on the projection plane - Survey of existing building|
|14||Perform computations on the projection plane - Survey of existing building||Assignment 2|
|15||Finalise the task - Survey of existing building|
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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 surveying calculations
• demonstrating a sound understanding of the requirement for accuracy in calculations
• understanding mathematical concepts and techniques
• performing calculations in a logical progression to solve geodetic surveying problems
• taking responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.
You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
1. Assignment 1 Weight 25% due Week 8
2. Assignment 2 Weight 25% due Week 14
3. Open book Test Weight 50% on Week 17
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CAG 50 – 59% Competence Achieved -Graded
CC 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction
All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.
Assessment Task Element Percentage loading
Assignment One Element 1, 2 and 3 25%
Assignment Two Element 1, 2, 3 and 4 25%
Test Element 1, 2, 3 and 4 50%
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