Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MATH7061C

Course Title: Perform advanced 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 & Teacher: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

 

 

Teacher: William Ntuwah
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 99254445
Email: william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Stephen Falzon
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: stephenjoseph.falzon@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 80

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 solve a range of surveying and basic engineering-related problems. It requires the ability to identify, analyse and evaluate data to perform surveying computations. Functions would be carried out within organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5053A Perform advanced surveying computations

Element:

1. Prepare to perform advanced traverse computations.

Element:

2. Execute tasks.

Element:

3. Perform computations involving circular curves.

Element:

4. Complete the task.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

 

You will learn to:

  • Use electronic calculator to Perform advanced traverse computations
  • Compute coordinate from bearings and distances
  • Compute the Join
  • Compute reduced levels from field data

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

 1

11/02/14

  •  Chaining (Measurement with a steel band) & Trigonometry
  • Errors in chaining -Covering Element 1
  • Reduce distances (SDN 1308) -Covering Element 1 
  • Solve Trig function problems- Covering Element 1
  Element 1
 
 

 2

18/02/14

 Differential Levelling

  • Reduce Levels from field measurements (Rise and Fall method). Covering Element 1
  • Compute misclose and adjust. Covering Element 1

 

 

Element 1

 

 3

25/02/14

 

Differential Levelling

  • Reduce Levels from field measurements (Rise and Fall method). Covering Element 1
  • Compute misclose and adjust. Covering Element 1

      

         

 

 

Element 2
 

 

 4

04/03/14

 Internal angles and Bearing computation

 

  • Compute and adjust angles
    Compute bearings
    Covering Element 1 and 2

 

 Element 1
 Element 2
 
 

 5

11/03/14

 Bearings and Coordinate Geometry
  •                              Compute bearings from internal angles
    Convert rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa.
    Covering Element 1 & 2
     

 Element 1
 Element 2
 
 

 6

18/03/14

 Traversing

  • Traverse specifications and Accuracy
  • Types of traverses
  • Angles and bearings
Element 1
Element 2
 
 

 7

25/03/14

 Radiations, Rounds &Trigonometric Heighting

  • Compute height differences
  • Compute Reduced levels
 Element 1
Element 2
 
 

 8

01/04/14

 Traversing

  • Traversing between fixed points
  • Compute closure and adjust
 Element 1
Element 2
 
 

 9

08/04/14

 

Traversing
  •  Bearing and Distance from coordinates

 

 Element 2 Assessment 1

 10

15/04/14

 Coordinate transformation

  • Transform coordinates from Local to MGA
 Element 2 

 11

29/04/14

 

Coordinate transformation
  •  Transform coordinates from Local to MGA

 

 Element 2 Assessment  1 Due

 12

06/05/14

  Horizontal Circular Curves

  •  Compute elements of the curve

 

 Element 2 

 13

13/05/14

  Horizontal Circular Curves

  • Setting out by tangential method

 

Element 3&4 Assessment 2

 14

20/05/14

 

  Horizontal Circular Curves
  •  Compute coordinates from IP

 

 Element 3&4 

 15

27/05/14

 Horizontal Reverse Circular Curves
  • Compute coordinates of Chainages from Tangent Point


 

 Element 3&4 Assessment 2 Due

 16

03/06/14

 

Revision

 

 Element 1,2,3&4 
17

10/06/14

TESTElement 1,2,3,4. 


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

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:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Written Assignment

25

Assessment 2

Written Assignment

25

Assessment 3

Test

50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

 

X

 

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

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

 

2.7

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

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 – Weight 25% Due date Week 9
Assessment Task 2 – Weight 25% Due date Week 15
Test - Weight 50%
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
 Element 1,2 & 4 Assessment 1 25% Week 11
 Element 3,4 Assessment 2 25% Week 15
 Element 1,2,3 & 4 TEST 50% Week 17
    

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Spatial skills to:
       • exercise precision and accuracy in surveying computations
       • archive and retrieve spatial data
       • manage and manipulate spatial data 
       • manage files
       • solve problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
• Apply the basic principles of algebra, geometry and trigonometry
• Computing traverse data from field information
• Spatial reference systems
• Understanding and application of significance in calculations
 

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.
Please Refer 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 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.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:
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