Course Title: Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: COSC5956C

Course Title: Develop and use complex spreadsheets

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah
william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 99254445



Nominal Hours: 20

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

NONE

Course Description

This unit covers the use of spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce usable complex documents. This unit is related to BSBCMN214A Create and use simple spreadsheets.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM404A Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Element:

1 Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workspace, furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user
1.2 Work organisation meets organisational and statutory requirements for computer operation
1.3 Energy and resource conservation techniques are used to minimise wastage in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements

Element:

2 Develop a linked spreadsheet solution

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Task is analysed and specifications for spreadsheets are determined
2.2 Organisational and task requirements in relation to data entry, storage, output, reporting and presentation requirements are identified
2.3 Spreadsheet design utilises software functions and formulae to meet identified requirements
2.4 Spreadsheets are linked in accordance with software procedures
2.5 Cells are formatted and data attributes assigned with relative and/or absolute cell references used in accordance with the task specifications

Element:

3 Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Tasks are evaluated to identify those where automation would increase efficiency
3.2 Macros are created, used and edited to fulfil the requirements of the task and automate spreadsheet operation
3.3 Templates are developed, edited and used to ensure consistency of design and layout for forms and reports in accordance with organisational requirements

Element:

4 Use spreadsheets

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Data is entered, checked and amended in accordance with organisational and task requirements
4.2 Data is imported / exported between compatible spreadsheets and host documents adjusted in accordance with software and system procedures
4.3 Manuals, user documentation and on-line help are used to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production
4.4 Spreadsheet is previewed, adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements
4.5 Spreadsheet is named and stored , in accordance with organisational requirements and the application exited without data loss/damage

Element:

5 Represent numerical data in graphic form

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Style of graph is determined to meet specified requirements and spreadsheet data is manipulated if necessary to suit graph requirements
5.2 Graphs are created with labels and titles from numerical data contained in a spreadsheet file
5.3 Graph is saved, viewed and printed within designated timelines


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction the use of spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce suitable complex documents, as well as 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 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.


Teaching Schedule

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

 

Session/Date              

Topic

Comment/ Assessment Tasks

 1/07 Feb 2011

 Creating Simple worksheet

• Adjust seats and computers to suit the ergonomic requirements - Covering Element 1

 
• Enter data, manipulate simple data using formula and save in H drive-  Covering Element 4 

 Brief overview of semester one.

Creating simple worksheets/formula

2 /14 Feb 2011

 Formulae in problem solving

• Adjust seats and computers to suit the ergonomic requirements- Covering Element 1

• Apply multiplication, Addition and Trigonometric ratios in problem solving - Covering Element 4

 

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
REFERENCE:
Excel for Engineers & Scientists
SC Bloch
3 /  21 Feb 2011

 Workbook with multiple worksheet

• Learn how to use multiple sheets
• Compute misclose of level run and Arithmetic checks
• Compute adjusted reduced levels
• Save in H drive in a folder

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
4 / 28 Feb 2011

 Relative, Absolute and mixed cell addresses

• Adjust seats and computers to suit the ergonomic requirements - Covering Element 1
• Submit assignments electronically - Covering Element 1
• Link Data entry, Computed Rise & Fall, Adjusted Reduced level -Covering Element 2

 • Apply absolute and relative cell references in differential levelling - Covering Element 4

• Draw the profile of the terrain using a line graph - Covering Element 5

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
5 / 7 March2011

 Logical Functions

• Adjust seats and computers to suit the ergonomic requirements - Covering Element 1

• Link data entry, Computed Rise & Fall, Adjusted Reduced levels - Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation  - Covering Element 3

• Apply IF statement in Rise and Fall columns - Covering Element 4

• Draw the profile of the terrain using line graph - Covering Element 5

 

 

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
6 / 14 March2011 PUBLIC HOLIDAY - NO CLASS 
7 / 21 March 2011

 Logical Functions

• Adjust seats and computers to suit the ergonomic requirements - Covering Elent 1

• Link Data entry, Reduced Angles and measured distances - Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Draw reduced measured angles using a pie chat - Covering Element 5

 Assignment 1

Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet 
 

 8 / 28 March 2011

 Application – Project 1

• Adjust seats and computers to suit the ergonomic requirements - Covering Elent 1

• Link Data entry, Reduced Angles and measured distances - Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Draw reduced measured angles using a pie chat - Covering Element 5

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
 9 / 4April 2011

Application – Project 1

Use traverse spreadsheet to link computed bearings and coordinates - Covering Element 2


• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

Assignment 1 Due date

Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet

10/ 11 April 2011

Application – Project 1

• Use traverse spreadsheet to link collected and computed data Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute local coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

 

 

 

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
11/ 18 April 2011

 Application – Project 1

• Use traverse spreadsheet to link collected and computed data Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute local coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

 

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
12 / 25 April 2011 EASTER MONDAY  
13 / 2 May 2011

 Application - Project 1

• Use traverse spreadsheet to link collected and computed data Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute local coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
14 / 9 May 2011 Application – Project 1

• Use traverse spreadsheet to link collected and computed data Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute local coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

 Assignment 2

Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet

15 /16 May 2011 Application – Project 1

• Use traverse spreadsheet to link collected and computed data Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute local coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

 Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet
16 / 23 May 2011 Application – Project 1

• Use traverse spreadsheet to link collected and computed data Covering Element 2

• Use Micros to automate spreadsheet operation - Covering Element 3

• Enter data in a traverse spreadsheet , compute local coordinates and accuracy - Covering Element 4

 Assignment 2 Due date

Class activity will involve reducing raw data gathered in the field and process using spreadsheet

17 / 30 May 2011 TEST 
 18 / 06 June 2011 Portfolio submission & Evaluation 


Learning Resources

Prescribed 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

Excel for Engineers & Scientists
SC Bloch


Other Resources

Web Resources:
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:
• Successful operation of linked spreadsheets
• Knowledge and application of advanced spreadsheet features
• Formatting and design on the presentation and readability
• Literacy skills to interpret and evaluate the purposes and uses of various features of spreadsheets; use a variety of strategies for planning and reviewing own work
• Proofreading and editing skills to check for accuracy and consistency of information by consulting additional resources
• Problem solving skills to use processes flexibly and interchangeably
• Numeracy skills to collate and present data; graphs and related references
• Communication skills to follow complex oral instructions when using technology; listen to and interpret complex sequenced instructions
• Keyboarding skills
• Ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities


Assessment Tasks

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CP 50 – 59% Competence
CCR 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage.


Assessment 1 = Assignment 20% due Week 9
Assessment 2 = Assignment 20% due Week 16
Assessment 3 = TEST40% on Week 17
Assessment 4 = Portfolio 20% on Week 18

 



 

 

Context of Assessment:

This unit is to be assessed in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of work conditions.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElement Percentage loading
Assignment 1Element 1, 2 , 3& 420%
Assignment 2Element 1, 2 , 3& 420%
TESTElement 1, 2 , 3, 4 & 540%
PortfolioElement1, 2 , 3, 4 & 520%

Course Overview: Access Course Overview