# Course Title: Apply survey computation methods

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: CIVE5668

Course Title: Apply survey computation methods

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDC130B Apply Basic Survey Methods to Engineering Applications
EDC140B Apply Advanced Survey Methods to Engineering Applications

Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to reduce measurements, perform error analysis and compute values required for civil/structural engineering projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: EDC150B Apply survey computation methods Element: 1. Prepare to carry out survey computations Performance Criteria: 1.1 Relevant survey data is collected in the field or obtained from survey personnel and organised and analysed in preparation for processing. Element: 2. Carry out survey computations Performance Criteria: 2.1 Field readings (linear, angular and height) are reduced accurately to values required for further processing. 2.2 Differential levelling readings are reduced accurately. 2.3 Closed traverses are computed for linear misclosure, area and coordinates, and field values adjusted using Bowditch’s rule. 2.4 The missing line is calculated accurately from coordinates of end points, and in a traverse. 2.5 Heights are calculated accurately using trig observations. 2.6 Areas of triangles and irregular shapes are calculated accurately. 2.7 Volumes between contours and end faces of earthwork uttings/embankments are calculated accurately. Element: 3. Present results of survey computations Performance Criteria: 3.1 Results are tabulated in a suitable format for further end users.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in individual and team problem solving activities related to typical engineering workplace problems. These activities involve class participation (discussions and oral presentations), prescribed exercises, homework, tutorials, application of theory to engineering problems and completion of calculations to industry standard, computer software application work in laboratory sessions (depending on availability of computer lab), tests and examination.

Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule. Refer to Online Blackboard announcements for changes.

Week 1 - Introductory mathematics for survey computations
Week 2 - Introduction to traverse surveys and bearings
Week 3 - Traverse surveys and bearings
Week 4 - Open traverse
Week 5 - Open traverse
Week 6 - Closures (closed traverse)
Week 7 - Closures (closed traverse)
Week 10 - Areas of a closed traverse
Week 11 - Irregular Figures / Boundaries
Week 12 - Irregular Figures / Boundaries
Week 13 - Volumes of Earthworks
Week 14 - Volumes of Earthworks
Week 15 - Survey Computations using Computer Software
Week 16 - Survey Computations using Computer Software
Week 17 - Revision / self-directed study
Week 18 - Written examination

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Surveying Computations ebook - RMIT

References

Other Resources

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

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.

Assessment details:
Assessment 1 – This is an online activity to cover basic content covered at the commencement of the course. This will focus on the students’ ability to provide solutions to practical exercises. This test will have a weighting of 10% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 2 – This is a written test (closed book) to cover content so far. This will focus on the students’ ability to solve problems and provide logical solutions to practical exercises. This test will have a weighting of 40% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 3 – This is a written test (closed book) to cover content so far. This will focus on the students’ ability to solve problems and provide logical solutions to practical exercises. This test will have a weighting of 40% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 4 – This is a group based project to cover overall content. This will focus on the students’ ability to solve problems and provide logical solutions to a practical activity. This test  will have a weighting of 10% of the final overall assessment mark.

Note: Students will not be entitled to any supplementary work. All assessments need to be passed.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from your instructor.

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