Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEOM5151C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform advanced surveying computations to solve from a range of surveying and basic engineering-related problems. The unit covers applying mathematical concepts, computations and conversions relating to algebra, statistics, geometry and trigonometry. It also covers solving a range of surveying problems to identify errors and missing elements, and make necessary adjustments to computations. It requires the ability to analyse and evaluate spatial data as the basis for performing computations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

NIL



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5053 Perform advanced surveying computations

Elements:

1. Prepare for surveying computations

2. Solve advanced computation problems

3. Finalise computations


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Prepare for surveying computations.

1.1    Task requirements are identified in consultation with appropriate persons.

1.2    Standards in relation to accuracy and tolerances are identified according to organisational requirements.

1.3    Computational equipment is selected according to task and organisational requirements.

 

2Solve advanced computation problems.

2.1    Computations are performed on the coordinates of a traverse using computational equipment, and missing elements and coordinates are adjusted and computed.

2.2    2.2 Traverse information is reduced according to standards and task requirements.

2.3    Problems involving linear figures of parallel, constant or different width are identified and solved according to standards.

2.4    Road intersections involving different road widths are solved according to standards.

2.5    Computations are performed to maintain areas of closed figures according to industry-accepted standards.

2.6    Computations are performed on all elements of complex circular and reverse curves, and missing elements are solved according to industry-accepted standards.

 

3. Finalise computations.

3.1.   Measurements and computations are checked to ensure accuracy according to industry-accepted standards and task requirements, and are adjusted as required.

3.2.   Computations are finalised and recorded according to organisational requirements.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Assignment 1

25%

Task 2

Assignment 2

25%

Task 3

Test

50%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

 

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

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

X

3.2

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.