Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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: 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

 Week 1

 

  •  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
 
 

 Week 2

 

 Levelling & Trigonometry

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

Element 1

 

 Week 3

 

 

Internal angles and bearing computations     

 Compute and adjust angles
Compute bearings
Covering Element 1 and 2 
 

Element 2
 

 

 Week 4

 

 Bearings & Coordinate Geometry Element 1
 Element 2
 
 

 Week 5

 

 Traverse Element 1
 Element 2
 
 

 Week 6

 

 

Radiations, Rounds &Trigonometric Heighting

--Compute height differences
--Compute Reduced levels 
   

Element 1
Element 2
 
 

 Week 7

 

 Traversing

Traversing between fixed points
Compute closure and adjust
 

 Element 1
Element 2
 
 

 

 Week 8

 

 Area from Coordinates

 Element 1
Element 2
 
 Assessment 1

 

Week 9

 

 Traverse computation

 Element 2 

 

Week 10

 

 Bearing & Distance from coordinates

 Element 2 Assessment 1 Due

 Week 11

 

Traverse computation & Missing bearing and distance

 
 Element 2 

 

Week 12

 

  Transformation of Coordinates 

 Element 2 

Week 13

 

  Traversing & Radiation 

Element 3&4 Assessment 2

 

Week 14

 

  Horizontal Circular Curves

 

 Element 3&4 

 Week 15

 

 Setting out Horizontal Circular Curve 
 
 Element 3&4 

 Week 16

 

 

Reverse Circular Curve

 

 Element 1,2,3&4 Assessment 2 Due

 

Week 17

 

RevisionElement 1,2,3,4. 
Week 18TEST  


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

 
Assessment Matrix
 

Assessment  MATH7061C  Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.24.14.2
Assessment Task 1XXXXXXXXXXX    
Assessment Task 2           XXXX
Test - Weight 50%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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
 

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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:
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