Course Title: Perform geodetic surveying computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GEOM5118C

Course Title: Perform geodetic surveying computations

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

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: William Ntuwah
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 4445
Email: william.ntuwah@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 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:

CPPSIS5054A Perform geodetic surveying computations

Element:

1. Prepare to perform geodetic surveying.

Element:

2. Perform computations on the reference surface.

Element:

3. Perform computations on the projection plane.

Element:

4. Finalise the task.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • analyse data
  • plan approaches

 to technical problems.

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.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

Session/DateTopicElementAssessment
 19
08-Jul
 
 Overview of what is going to be covered in this course
Resection - Tienstra’s method
 
 1 
 20
15-Jul
 Introduction to Geodesy 1 
 21
22-Jul
 
 Trigonometric Heighting 2 
 22
29-Jul
 
 UTM projection & Zones 3 
 23
05-Aug
 
 The Geoid-ellipsoid separation, Point Scale factor & Height Scale Factor 3 
 24
12-Aug
 
 The Geoid-ellipsoid separation, Point Scale factor & Height Scale Factor 3,4 
 25
19-Aug
 
 Combined Scale Factor & Grid Distance 3,4 Assessment 1 Due
 26
26-Aug
 
 Orientation - Arc to Chord 2,3 
 Break Break  
 27
09-Sep
 
 Orientation - Arc to Chord 2,3 
 28
16-Sep
 
 Orientation - Grid bearing & Azimuth 2,3 
 29
23-Sep
 
 Orientation - Grid bearing & Azimuth 2,3 
 30
30-Sep
 
 Resection
• One tree Hill
 
 3 Assessment 2 Due
 31
07-Oct
 
 EDM Traversing – closure and adjustment 2,3 
 32
14-Oct
 
 EDM Traversing – closure and adjustment 2,3 
 33
21-Oct
 
 Revision 1,2,3,4 
34
28-Oct
 
TEST 1,2,3,4 
35
04-Nov
 
O - Public holiday  
36
11-Oct
 
Portfolio/ Feedback on Portfolio 1,2,3,4Assessment 3 due - 10%


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial

http://rmit.libguides.com/surveyingandspatial


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals. 

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight

Assessment 1

SF, Curve & Ref – Assignment 1

25%

Assessment 2

Grid Bearing Comps-Assignment 2

25%

Assessment 3

Test

40%

Assessment 4

Portfolio

10%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

 

Assessment 4

1.1

X

 

 

X

1.2

X

 

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

 

2.1

X

 

 

X

2.2

X

 

 

X

2.3

X

 

X

 

2.4

X

 

X

 

2.5

X

 

X

 

2.6

 

X

 

X

3.1

 

X

 

X

3.2

 

X

X

 

3.3

 

X

X

 

3.4

 

X

 

 

4.1

 

X

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

X

4.3

 

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 Task 1 – Assignment 25%
Assessment Task 2 – Assignment 25%
Assessment Task 3 – Test 40%
Assessment Task 4 – Portfolio 10%

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

 

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final Assessment Submission Time
 1,2,3,4 Assignment 25% 19/8/2014
 1,2,3,4 Assignment 25% 30/9/2014
 1,2,3,4 Test 40% 28/10/2014
 1,2,3,4 Portfolio 10% 11/11/2014

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Numeracy skills to  analyse errors, record with accuracy and precision, undertake high level computations
Spatial skills to  exercise precision and accuracy in geodetic computations,archive and retrieve spatial data and manage and manipulate spatial data
Geodetic computations using appropriate computing aids, including appropriate software
Industry requirements and standards and organisational policies and guidelines

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:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

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:
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/studentadmin/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:
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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Other Information:
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