Course Title: Perform geodetic surveying computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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 Program Manager: Thierry Demathieu

Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: William M. Ntuwah

Email: William.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 99254445

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.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Geodetic surveying task objectives are defined.
1.2 Pertinent standards are identified, considered and adhered to according to project specifications.
1.3 Special resource requirements are identified

Element:

2. Perform computations on the reference surface.

Performance Criteria:

 

2.1 A relevant reference surface is selected for the required geodetic computations.
2.2 Data is reduced to the required reference surface.
2.3 Geodetic components for reference surface are identified and computed.
2.4 Computations on the reference surface and computations on the projection plane are identified and conducted.
2.5 Checks are completed according to requirements and problems are solved.
2.6 Organisational documented and undocumented practices are adhered to.

Element:

3. Perform computations on the projection plane.

Performance Criteria:

 3.1 Relevant projection plane is selected for required geodetic computations.

3.2 Data is reduced to the required projection plane.
3.3 Geodetic components for projection plane are identified and computed.
3.4 Checks are completed according to established requirements.
 

Element:

4. Finalise the task.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Required documentation is completed promptly, accurately and according to organisational guidelines.
4.2 Relevant personnel are informed of the results according to organisational guidelines.


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.

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
19Overview of what is going to be covered in this course

Resection - Tienstra’s method

 
20Introduction to Geodesy 
21UTM projection & Zones 
22Trigonometric Heighting 
23The Geoid-ellipsoid separation, Point Scale factor & Height Scale FactorAssessment 1 25%
24The Geoid-ellipsoid separation, Point Scale factor & Height Scale Factor 
25Combined Scale Factor & Grid DistanceAssessment 1 due
26

Orientation - Arc to Chord

 
27Orientation - Arc to Chord 
28Orientation - Grid bearing & AzimuthAssessment 2 25%
29Orientation - Grid bearing & Azimuth 
30Resection - One Tree HillAssessment 2 due
31EDM Traversing – closure and adjustment 
32EDM Traversing – closure and adjustment 
33Revision/Portfolio submissionPortfolio10%
34TEST40%
35Portfolio /FeedbackAssessment 3 due 10%


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT 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.

Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial

 


             

 

 


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

Weight

Due Date 

Task 1

SF, Curve & Ref – Assignment 1

25%

Week 25

Task 2

Grid Bearing Comps-Assignment 2

25%

Week 30 

Task 3

Portfolio

10%

Week 33

Task 4

Test

40%

 Week 34

 


Assessment Matrix

        

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Assessment 4
1.1X  X
1.2X  X
1.3X X 
2.1X  X
2.2X  X
2.3X X 
2.4X X 
2.5X X 
2.6 X X
3.1 X X
3.2 XX 
3.3 XX 
3.4 X  
4.1 XXX
4.2 XXX
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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

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 to 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.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
 

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/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.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity  to find more information about plagiarism.
 

Email Communication:

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