Course Title: Apply basic survey methods to engineering

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MIET6333

Course Title: Apply basic survey methods to engineering

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

Program Manager: John Kite Telephone: + (61 3) 9925 4338 Email: john.kite@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Mr. William Ntuwah Phone: + (61 3) 9925 4445 Email: william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au
Teacher: Mr. Thierry Demathieu Phone: + (61 3) 9925 8359 Email: thierry.demathieu@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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to design, measure and calculate surveys for height control and to draw sketch plans for small sites.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDC130B Apply basic survey methods to engineering

Element:

1. Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of surveying.

Element:

2. Use typical survey measurement systems.

Element:

3. Carry out a preliminary survey.

Element:

4. Carry out detail mesurement on a construction / engeering site.

Element:

5. Carry out third order levelling.


Learning Outcomes


  


Details of Learning Activities

Activity 1: Levelling office activity

Activity 2: Practical field task at Yarra Bend - Levelling

Activity3: Levelling reductions, chaining office activity

Activity4: Practical field task at Yarra Bend - Chaining

Activity5: Chaining reductions, radiations office activity

Activity6: Practical field task at Yarra Bend - Radiation

Activity7: Radiation reductions, triangle office activity

Activity8: Practical field task at Yarra Bend - Triangle

Activity9: Exam


Teaching Schedule

5.1 Standard tests are carried out to check the accuracy of
automatic levellers and necessary adjustments made.
5.2 Standard levelling procedures are adhered to and closing
precision for third order levelling achieved.

WeeKTopicResources and ActivitiesElementPerformance criteriaAssessment task
1

Introduction to the Unit

Survey Terminology

• Carry out Rise and Fall methods

• Two peg test

Carry out the standard tests for levelling

Part B course guide – handout

Class notes

Activity 1:
Levelling reduction of a set network
 

1,5

1.1 Surveying terminology and vocabulary are understood and used correctly and accurately.

5.1 Standard tests are carried out to check the accuracy of automatic levellers and necessary adjustments made.
5.2 Standard levelling procedures are adhered to and closing
precision for third order levelling achieved.
5.3 Reduced levels of features and survey control monuments are computed accurately.

 
2

Information on types of survey-
• Levelling

• Two peg test
 

Activity 2:
Carry out a levelling activity on a given layout at Yarra Bend.
 
5 5.1 Standard tests are carried out to check the accuracy of automatic levellers and necessary adjustments made.
5.2 Standard levelling procedures are adhered to and closing
precision for third order levelling achieved.
3

 
 

Class notes

Activity3: Reduction levelling and prepare chaining
 
3, 43.1 Important features are located and survey control monuments
placed in preparation for the preliminary survey.
3.2 A field sketch is made of the terrain and cultural features and
the proposed works approximately located on the site.
3.6 A scaled and oriented sketch of the engineering site is
produced annotated with form lines and features.
4.1 Hand held equipment is used to determine the relative position
of features on a construction site and represented on scaled
sketches.
4.2 Distances up to 20 m are measured accurately to +/- 5 mm.
4.6 Sketches are an accurate representation of the field notes.
 Assessment 1 - Question 1
4Information on types of survey-
• Linear surveying

 

 Activity4:
Practical task at Yarra Bend / Field work
 
 3,4

 3.1 Important features are located and survey control monuments
placed in preparation for the preliminary survey.
3.2 A field sketch is made of the terrain and cultural features and
the proposed works approximately located on the site.
3.6 A scaled and oriented sketch of the engineering site is
produced annotated with form lines and features.
4.1 Hand held equipment is used to determine the relative position
of features on a construction site and represented on scaled
sketches.
4.2 Distances up to 20 m are measured accurately to +/- 5 mm.
4.6 Sketches are an accurate representation of the field notes.

 
 5 

 Activity5: Reduction chaining and prepare radiating

 

  Assessment 1 - Question 2
 6

 

Information on types of survey-
• Radiation

 

• Trigonometric height

 

 Activity6: Practical task at Yarra Bend / Field work
 
 2,3,4

 

2.1 The basic principles of angular, linear and areal measurement
as applied to surveying are understood and inform survey
calculations.
2.2 Angles are accurately converted to bearings and quadrant
bearings to whole circle bearings.
2.3 Forward bearings are accurately converted to reverse
bearings and vice versa.
2.4 A magnetic compass is used to observe magnetic bearings.
2.5 The angular misclosure of a polygon is computed and
adjusted

 

 
 7  Activity7: Reduction radiating and prepare measuring with all methods including GPS 53.3 Reconnaissance surveys are carried out using a single
frequency GPS or compass, clinometer and pace traverse.
 Assessment 1 - Question 3
 8

Information on types of survey-
• Levelling & Radiation

• Trigonometric height

• Meaasurement using chain

• Measurement using GPS

 Activity 8: Practical task at Yarra Bend / Field work 3, 5

3.1 Important features are located and survey control monuments
placed in preparation for the preliminary survey.
3.2 A field sketch is made of the terrain and cultural features and
the proposed works approximately located on the site.
3.3 Reconnaissance surveys are carried out using a single
frequency GPS or compass, clinometer and pace traverse.
3.5 Reconnaissance traverses are graphically adjusted.
3.6 A scaled and oriented sketch of the engineering site is
produced annotated with form lines and features.
5.1 Standard tests are carried out to check the accuracy of
automatic levellers and necessary adjustments made.
5.2 Standard levelling procedures are adhered to and closing
precision for third order levelling achieved.
5.3 Reduced levels of features and survey control monuments are
computed accurately.

 
 9 Exam Theory knowledge and calculations will be assessed ( Week 1 to Week 8) 1,2,5 

 
 Assessment 2

Notes: • Teaching schedule is subject to change. Students will be notified on blackboard if changes are made.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

William Irvine, 1995, Surveying for Construction, 4th edition, MC Graw-Hill, England


References


Other Resources

1. Work notes.
2. Calculator, ruler and pencil.
3. Prescribed text books
4. Access to blackboard notes.
 


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


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Question 1: Levelling and writing a report (10%weighting).

Assessment 1 - Question 2: Chaining and writing a report. (20%weighting)

Assessment 1 - Question 3: Radiating and writing a report. (20%weighting)

Final Exam: Theory knowledge and calculations will be assessed (Week 1 to Week 8) (50%weighting).
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task Performance criteria Weighting
Assessment 1 Element 1 & 5 10%
Assessment 2 Element 3 & 4 20%
Assessment 3 Element 2,3 & 4 20%
Final Exam Element 1, 2 & 5 50%
 

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