Course Title: Apply advanced survey methods to engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Apply advanced survey methods to engineering

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to establish survey control for engineering and construction projects and to collect and process topographical data for detail mapping of engineering and construction sites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDC130B Apply basic survey methods to engineering.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDC140B Apply advanced survey methods to engineering


1. Draw contours from spot heights and extract sections.

2. Set up a theodolite and take readings.

3. Determine horizontal and vertical distances using acheometry.

4. Set out measurement on a construction site.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction