Course Title: Conduct engineering surveys

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GEOM5150C

Course Title: Conduct engineering 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

             

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

William M. Ntuwah

Email: william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

Phone: 99254445

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

NIL

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct an engineering survey based on specifications and information in construction or engineering designs. The unit covers using surveying equipment to measure, record and reduce surveying data. It requires the ability to validate the accuracy of data, and identify discrepancies between specifications and actual activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5048 Conduct engineering surveys

Element:

1. Prepare for engineering survey

Performance Criteria:

-

Element:

2. Carry out engineering surveying tasks

Performance Criteria:

-

Element:

3. Finalise and report engineering survey results

Performance Criteria:

-


Learning Outcomes


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

1.   Prepare for engineering survey
1.1 Project requirements and specifications are identified and analysed to determine surveying data requirements in consultation with appropriate persons.
1.2 Key survey activities are planned according to available resources, project and organisational requirements.
1.3.Compliance with legal and statutory standards is planned according to project requirements.

2.   Carry out engineering surveying tasks.
2.1 Surveying equipment is selected, calibrated and checked to ensure correct operation and functionality, and problems are reported or resolved according to manufacturer specifications.
2.2 Identified survey components are measured according to project requirements and specifications.
2.3 Measured surveying data is reduced according to project requirements and specifications.
2.4.Measurements are validated and recorded according to project specifications and organisational requirements.
2.5.Problems are identified and resolved, and contingencies managed according to organisational requirements.

3.   Finalise and report engineering survey results.
3.1 Survey is finalised and checked for compliance with project and organisational requirements.
3.2 Appropriate persons are notified of survey results according to organisational requirements.
3.3 Survey documentation is completed and data archived according to project and organisational requirements.
3.4 Survey is finalised and documentation completed according to organisational requirements.  

 

 

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:
• Calibrate & Use total station instrument
• Plan and execute for surveys for the location, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of civil and other engineered projects.
• Record measurements and other information obtained during field survey activities
• Calculate, analyse and compute measurements obtained during field surveys
 
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.
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

Assessment

1/2

Chain Surveying / Practical Exercise 1

(Portfolio Activity 1)

 

3/4

Levelling / Practical Exercise 2

(Portfolio Activity 2)

 

5/6

Chaining & Levelling

(Test revision )

 

7/8

Practical TEST 1

Assessment 1 due 35% 

9/10

Radiations & rounds 1/ Practical Exercise 3

 (Portfolio Activity 3)

 

11/12

 

Traversing & Orientation 2/ Practical Exercise 5

(Portfolio Activity 4)

 

13/14

Curve setting out / Practical Exercise 6

(Portfolio Activity 5)

 

15/16

Practical TEST 2

Assessment 2 due 35%

17

Feedback to portfolio

Assessment 3 due 30%


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

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Test 1

35%

Task 2

Test 2

35%

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

1.3

X

X

 

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

 

X

2.3

X

X

 

2.4

 

X

X

2.5

X

X

 

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

3.3

X

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      Weight      Due date
Test 1           35%         Week 7/8
Test 2           35%         Week 15/16
Portfolio        30%         Week 17


Assessment Matrix

    

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1XX 
1.2 XX
1.3XX 
2.1XXX
2.2X X
2.3X 
2.4 X X
2.5 XX 
3.1 X X
3.2 XX
3.3XX
3.4 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.

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.

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

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