Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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 Program Manager: Thierry Demathieu
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

William Ntuwah

Email: william.ntuwah@rmit.edu

Phone: 99254445

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

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

        This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the blackboard for any changes or announcements.                                           

Week

Topic

Task / Assessment

1

 Chaining (Measurement with a steel band) & Trigonometry
 Errors in chaining -Covering Element 1
 Reduce distances (SDN 1308) -Covering Element 1&4

 Solve Trig function problems- Covering Element 1&4

 

2

Differential Levelling
 Reduce Levels from field measurements (Rise and Fall method).    Covering Element 1
Compute misclose and adjust. Covering Element 1 &4

 

3

Differential Levelling
• Reduce Levels from field measurements (Rise and Fall method).         Covering Element 1
• Compute misclose and adjust. Covering Element 1 &4

 

4

Internal angles and Bearing computation
Compute and adjust angles
Compute bearings
Covering Element 1, 2 &4

 

5

Bearings and Coordinate Geometry
Compute bearings from internal angles
Convert rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa.

Covering Element 1, 2 &4

 

6

Traversing
Traverse specifications and Accuracy
 Types of traverses
 Angles and bearings

Covering Element 1, 2 &4

 

7

Radiations, Rounds &Trigonometric Heighting
 Compute height differences
 Compute Reduced levels

  Covering Element 1, 2 &4

 

8

Traversing
 Traversing between fixed points
 Compute closure and adjust

 Covering Element 1, 2 &4

 

9

Traversing
  Bearing and Distance from coordinates

  Covering Element  2 & 4

 

10

Traversing

  Missing bearing and distance

  Covering Element  2 &4

Assessment 1 due

11

Coordinate transformation
  Transform coordinates from Local to MGA

  Covering Element 2 &4

 

12

 

Coordinate transformation
  Transform coordinates from Local to MGA

Covering Element 2 &4

 

13

Setting out Horizontal Circular Curve

Covering Element  3 & 4

 

14

Setting out Horizontal Circular Curve

Covering Element 3 & 4

 

15

Reverse Horizontal Circular Curve computation

Covering Element 3 & 4

 

16

Revision

Assessment 2 due

17

TEST

 

18

Portfolio submission

 


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

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                       Weight         Due date
Task 1 Assessment  1          25%             Week 10
Task 2 Assessment  2          25%             Week 16
Task 3 TEST                        50%             Week 17


Assessment Matrix

  

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1 X 
1.2X X
1.3X X
1.4X X
2.1X X
2.2X X
2.3X X
2.4XX 
2.5X X
2.6XX 
2.7X X
3.1XXX
3.2XXX
4.1XXX
4.2XXX

Other Information

           

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

• numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations
• planning and organisational skills to collect, organise and analyse information
• problem solving skills to identify faults and problems in, and accuracy of, equipment and take appropriate remedial action
• technological skills to:
• complete documentation and calculations
• enable information gathering and analysis.
• level and grade checking to perform survey control to accuracy criteria
• processes for the administration and preparation of documentation
• processes for the interpretation of reports, working drawings and specifications
• relevant federal, state or territory legislation and local government policy and procedures
• research methods
• specifications and capabilities of surveying and levelling equipment and their componentry
• structural, design and construction principles of buildings

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.

eMAIL:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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