# Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: GEOM5151C

Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

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

Dr. Toby Manning

Senior Educator   Surveying Department School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
RMIT University
Building 51, Level 6, Room 10E
115 Queensberry St
Carlton 3053, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 4934
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NIL

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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: CPPSIS5053 Perform advanced surveying computations Element: 1. Prepare for surveying computations Performance Criteria: - Element: 2. Solve advanced computation problems Performance Criteria: - Element: 3. Finalise computations Performance Criteria: -

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.

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 1/2 Chain surveying 2/3 Levelling & Trigonometry 3/4 Internal angles and bearing computations 4/5 Bearings & Coordinate Geometry 5/6 Traverse 6/7 Traverse computation 7/8 Traverse computation 8/9 Traverse Computation 9/10 Bearing and Distance from Coordinates 10/11 Traverse computation & Missing bearing and distance Assessment 1 due 11/12 Traversing & Radiation 12/13 Horizontal Circular Curve 13/14 Setting out Horizontal Circular Curve 14/15 Setting out Horizontal Circular Curve 15/16 Reverse Horizontal Circular Curve computation 16/17 Revision Assessment 2 due 17 Test Assessment 3

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

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.

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

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

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

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: