Course Title: Use complex spreadsheets for spatial information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: COSC7351C

Course Title: Use complex spreadsheets for spatial information

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5320 - 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

Indira Wittamperuma

Indira.wittamperuma@rmit.edu.au

Ph: 9925 4176

Nominal Hours: 40

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 to use spreadsheet software to complete spatial tasks using complex spatial data. The skills and knowledge required in this unit focus on creating complex spreadsheets to store and retrieve spatial data.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5060A Use complex spreadsheets for spatial information

Element:

1. Prepare the task.

Element:

2. Evaluate and standardise spreadsheet operation.

Element:

3. Develop a linked worksheet solution.

Element:

4. Use spreadsheets.

Element:

5. Finalise the task.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • Use logical functions in survey data computations
  • Apply micros to automate spreadsheet operations
  • Solve problems related to survey operation

 

  • The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. You will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Teaching Schedule

           

Week

Topic

Task / Assessment

1

Introduction to Excel and

Lynda.com online tutorials

 

2

Writing formulae using operators and functions

 

 

3

Cell reference ( Relative, Absolut & mixed)

 

4

Logical functions

 

5

Levelling using Excel

 

6

Trigonometric functions

 

7

Class Activity- Angle computation and Trigonometry

 

8

Trig - heighting using Excel

Assessment 1- submission

9

Google Sheets- Lynda.com online tutorial

 

10

Google Sheets - Flip class activities feed back

 

11

Area by coordinates

 

12

Coordinate computation

 

13

Bowditch Adjustment

 

14

Lot graphic representation in Excel

 

15

Revision

 

16

Test

Test

17

Portfolio  Completion

Portfolio Submission

18

Feedback to students

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. The students will also use equipment and software packages in the laboratory for the project work. During the course, students will be directed to websites to enhance their knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competence

Assessment Tasks

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Written Assessment

25

Assessment 2

Test

35

Assessment 3

Portfolio

40

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

X

2.1

X

 

X

2.2

X

 

X

3.1

X

 

X

3.2

X

 

X

3.3

X

 

X

3.4

X

 

X

4.1

X

X

 

4.2

X

X

 

4.3

X

X

 

4.4

X

X

 

4.5

X

X

 

4.6

X

X

 

4.7

X

X

 

5.1

 

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

 

X

X

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent

Assessment

Weight

Task 1

Assessment 1

25%

Task 2

Test

35%

TEST

Portfolio

40%

 


Assessment Matrix

  

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1X X
1.2X X
1.3X X
1.4X X
2.1X X
2.2X X
3.1X X
3.2X X
3.3X X
3.4X X
4.1XX 
4.2XX 
4.3XX 
4.4XX 
4.5XX 
4.6XX 
4.7XX 
5.1 XX
5.2 XX
5.3 XX

                

Other Information

             

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

• numeracy skills to:
      • analyse errors
      • conduct image analysis
      • perform mental calculations
      • interpret and analyse statistics
      • record with accuracy and precision
      • undertake computations
• organisational skills to:
      • research activities
      • prioritise activities to meet contractual requirements
• spatial skills to:
      • display proficiency in the operation of spatial data capture equipment
      • exercise precision and accuracy in relation to spatial and aspatial data acquisition and the use of electronic equipment
      • archive and retrieve spatial data
      • manage and manipulate spatial data

• spatial referencing systems
• spatial data capture methodologies
• project management tools, techniques and methodologies
• quality assurance principles relating to the collection of spatial data

Study and learning Support: 
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late submission: 
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If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official
due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration: 
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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