Course Title: Conduct GNSS surveys

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: GEOM5149C

Course Title: Conduct GNSS surveys

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5368 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Toby Manning

School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct global navigation satellite system (GNSS) surveys for data collection and engineering set-outs, using GNSS equipment and suitable software to communicate with GNSS receivers. The unit covers project managing data collection activities, including planning collection methodologies and allocating work tasks in a team environment. The unit requires the ability to validate the accuracy of data and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities.

The unit supports those who work under limited supervision in a surveying team.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5047 Conduct GNSS surveys

Element:

1. Prepare for GNSS survey.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 GNSS survey specifications and organisational requirements are identified and analysed, and key activities and timelines are scheduled according to available resources.
1.2 Equipment is prepared according to survey and organisational requirements.
1.3 Survey methodology is planned to meet survey specifications and organisational requirements.
1.4 Existing survey control data is obtained and validated according to organisational requirements.
1.5 Set-out data is collated, validated, manipulated and uploaded into GNSS receiver.
1.6 Work responsibilities are allocated and communicated to appropriate persons according to survey and organisational requirements.

Element:

2. Carry out GNSS surveying tasks.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 GNSS equipment is operated according to survey specifications and organisational requirements.
2.2 GNSS instruments are related to a reference system based on survey specifications.
2.3 GNSS data is collected using planned methodology according to survey specifications and organisational requirements.
2.4 GNSS measurements are validated and recorded on the reference system according to specifications.

Element:

3. Finalise GNSS survey.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 GNSS software is used to process data according to survey specifications and organisational requirements.
3.2 Validation checks are completed according to specifications and organisational requirements.
3.3 Discrepancies between specifications and actual data are identified and addressed according to survey specifications and organisational requirements.
3.4 Survey is finalised and documentation completed according to organisational requirements.


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to conduct global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) surveys for both

  • data collection
  • engineering set outs

as related to an engineering/construction environment

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

 

 

Week/DateTopicAssessment
 19 Introduction 
 20Feature survey of 2 ovals using Juno GPS 
 22Feature survey of 2 ovals using GPS-RTK 
 24Assessment 1 of 3: Feature survey of toilet block 
 26Assessment 1 of 3: Feature survey of toilet block Assessment 1
BREAK TERM BREAK 
 28 Building design and set out survey using GPS-RTK 
 30 Subdivision design and set out survey using GPS-RTK 
 32Subdivision and building design and set out survey using GPS-RTK 
 34Assessment 2 of 3: Advanced GNSS set out surveyAssessment 2
 36Assessment 3 of 3: PortfolioAssessment 3


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

Assessment Tasks 

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

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Assessment

30%

Task 2

Test

40%

Task 3

Portfolio

30%

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

 X

1.3

X

X

 X

1.4

X

X

 X

1.5

 

X

X

1.6

X

 

X

2.1

X

X

 X

2.2

X

X

 X

2.3

X

X

 X

2.4

X

X

 X

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

 

X

3.4

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 – Assignment - Advanced GNSS data collection
Assessment Task 2 – Assignment - Advanced GNSS set out survey
Assessment Task 3 – Portfolio

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 Mapping Matrix

 

 

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

X

 X

1.3

X

X

 X

1.4

X

X

 X

1.5

 

X

X

1.6

X

 

X

2.1

X

X

 X

2.2

X

X

 X

2.3

X

X

 X

2.4

X

X

 X

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

 

X

3.4

X

 

X

 

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

Literacy skills to  assess,  use workplace information and  manage information
Read and write technical reports
Numeracy skills to analyse errors, record with accuracy and precision
Safe work practices
Surveying equipment requirements for data capture and data set out
Surveying reference systems
Surveying data capture and data set out methodologies technology skills to  use instruments as part of engineering surveying projects
Engineering-related tasks and associated computations
Spatial skills to display proficiency in the operation of surveying equipment  and  exercise precision and accuracy in relation to spatial and aspatial data design
Archive and retrieve spatial data, manage and manipulate spatial data

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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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