Course Title: Apply basic survey methods to engineering
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Indira Wittamperuma
Phone: +61 3 9925 4939
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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
1. Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of surveying.
1.1 Surveying terminology and vocabulary are understood and used correctly and accurately.
2. Use typical survey measurement systems.
2.1 The basic principles of angular, linear and areal measurement as applied to surveying are understood and inform survey calculations.
3. Carry out a preliminary survey.
3.1 Important features are located and survey control monuments placed in preparation for the preliminary survey.
4. Carry out detail mesurement on a construction / engeering site.
4.1 Hand held equipment is used to determine the relative position of features on a construction site and represented on scaled sketches.
5. Carry out third order levelling.
5.1 Standard tests are carried out to check the accuracy of automatic levellers and necessary adjustments made.
Details of Learning Activities
You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course.
• Journals/Research Work/Team Work
• Self-Directed Learning
• Site Visit/Excursion/Guest Speaker (TBA)
Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in Applying basic survey methods to engineering and tasks associated with the elements above including levelling,
trigonometric heighting and electronic
distance measuring (EDM), traversing and use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a
simulated workplace environment.
Develop data management strategies to determine suitable sources of information for the creation of new spatial data sets to industry
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises. Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data
compilation and appraisal.
Compilation of Portfolio of examples of work, client reports, management reports and data management records.
|Week||Topic delivered||Assessment/Task||Element / Performance Criteria|
|1 - 2||
Branches of Surveying
|Class activity - RL computations, checks and Two peg test.||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|3 - 4||Field work -Two Peg test, Levelling (Rise and Fall method) and accuracy.||Assignment 1||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|5 - 7||Introduction to Linear measurements, Angles and adjustments, Bearings computation and accuracy.||Angular misclose , Bearings from angles computations.||3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|8 - 9||Field work - Linear measurents (Chain Surveying)||Assignment 2||3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|10 - 11||Radiation and Rounds, Traverse computations and accuracy of measurements.||3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|12 - 13||Field work - measure angles and distances using a Total Station||Assignment 3||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|14 - 15||Reduce measurements, compute bearings, coordinates and accuracy of the traverse.||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5|
|16||Revision||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|17/18||EXAM||EXAM||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
William Irvine, 1995, Surveying for Construction, 4th edition, MC Graw-Hill, England
Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold. Engineering Surveying, SchofieldnW. Surveying for
Engineers, J. Uren and W.F. Price
Engineering Surveying [electronic resource] Schofield, W.: 6th ed.: Burlington : Elsevier, 2007.
Online access: Available on EBL : Ebook Library
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
Assignments 50 %
Exam 50 %
You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:
- Assignment 1, 10% (due Week 4)
- Assignment 2, 20% (due Week 11)
- Assignment 3, 20% (due Week 16)
- Exam, 50% (Week 17/18)
|Assignment 1||1, 5|
|Assignment 2||3, 4, 5|
|Assignment 3||1, 2, 3|
|Open Book Exam||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|EDC130B Elements & Performance Criteria|
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