Course Title: Monitor complex engineering surveying structures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GEOM5128C

Course Title: Monitor complex engineering surveying structures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6129 - Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Vocational Engineering (Surveying)
Ph: 9925 8359
Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au

 

Teacher: Toby Manning
School of Vocational Engineering (Surveying)
Ph: 9925 4934
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to observe, monitor and process observation data for complex engineering surveying structures. It requires the ability to demonstrate highly specialised technical skills and to plan and execute project activity according to job specifications. Functions will entail complying with, and developing or amending, organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6036A Monitor complex engineering surveying structures

Element:

1. Organise project resources.

Element:

2. Develop the project plan.

Element:

3. Manage the project.

Element:

4. Monitor the project.

Element:

5. Complete the project.

Element:

6. Review the project


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • observe
  • monitor
  • process

observation data for complex engineering surveying structures

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

Week/DateTopicElementAssessment
 19 - 7/7/2015 Introduction
Check level and total station - establish control 3 sites
 1,2 
 20 - 14/7/2015

 Control plan
Determine accurate control and baselines for each monitoring site using survey networks

 1,2 
 21 - 21/7/2015 Feature plan
Complete a feature survey of each monitoring site to produce field plans
 1,2,3 
 22 - 28/7/2015Assessment 1 Submission 1,2,3 Assessment 1
 23 - 4/8/2015 Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 1 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site
 3,4 
 24 - 11/8/2015 Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 3 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site
 3,4 
 25 - 18/8/2015  Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 3 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site
 3,4 
 26 - 25/8/2015Process data3,4 
 BREAK Term Break  
 27 - 8/9/2015

Revisit Monitoring site 1

Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 1 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site

 3,4 
 28 - 15/9/2015 Revisit Monitoring site 2

Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 2 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site

 3,4 
 29 - 22/9/2015Revisit Monitoring site 3

Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 3 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site

 3,4 
 30 - 29/9/2015 Assessment 2 sumisison 3,4 
 31 - 6/10/2015Revisit Monitoring site 1

Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 1 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site

 3,4,5,6 
 32 - 13/10/2015 Revisit Monitoring site 2

Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 2 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site

 3,4,5,6 
 33 - 20/10/2015 Revisit Monitoring site 3

Field and Office Computations and Reductions:
Check and monitor site 3 - Use 2" Total station and precise digital level to monitor site

 3,4,5,6 
 34 - 27/10/2015Portfolio submission 5,6Assessment 3
 35 - 3/11/2015Public holiday  
 36 - 10/11/2015Conclusion of Project 5,6 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competence.

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Assignment Project Plan

30

Assessment 2

Written Assignment

30

Assessment 3

Portfolio

40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

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

2.7

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

3.5

X

X

X

4.1

 

 

X

4.2

 

 

X

4.3

 

 

X

4.4

 

 

X

5.1

 

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

 

X

X

5.4

 

X

X

6.1

 

X

X

6.2

 

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.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment  - Organise Project Resources and Develop Project Plan
Assessment Task 2 – Assignment - Manage and Monitor Survey Structures
Assessment Task 3 – Portfolio - Report on Project Methodology, Field Work, Final Results, Survey Plans and Conclusion
 

This competency is delivered as a cluster in Theme 1, but is individually assessed.

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.

Blackboard
Blackboard is an on-line resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within Blackboard are the session lessons plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency. Blackboard Collaborate is an on-line delivery system within Blackboard that may be utilised as a virtual classroom that may be a part of the overall lesson delivery plan.

Projects and Presentations
Students are required to complete an individual written assessment and include group discussions to provide evidence of the competency in the unit.

Reasonable Adjustment
Students with a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition can apply for adjustments to their study and assessment conditions (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z


Assessment Matrix

 Graded Assessment

You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks before grading can occur.
Marks from assessments will count towards a final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)

Grade Table
NYC Not Yet Competent / NYS in any of the above assessments
GAG Competent – Pass
CC Competent – Credit
CDI Competent – Distinction
CHD Competent – High Distinction

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final Assessment Submission Time
 1,2,3 Assessment 1 - Organise Project Resources and Develop Project Plan 30% 28/7/2015
 3,5,6 Assessment 2 - Manage and Monitor Survey Structures 30% 29/9/2015
 1,2,3,4,5,6 Assessment 3 - Portfolio - Report on Project Methodology, Field Work, Final Results, Survey Plans and Conclusion 40% 27/10/2015

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

• exercise precision and accuracy in relation to complex engineering surveying
• archive and retrieve spatial data
• manage and manipulate spatial data
• manage files
• solve problems relating to height, depth, breadth, dimension, direction and position in actual operational activity and virtual representation
• understand implications of height, depth, breadth, dimension and position to actual operational activity and virtual representation
• technology skills to:
• use computers to develop documentation
• use specific high-level precision instruments

• abilities of work teams
• advanced data reduction, manipulation and processing
• calibration of specialised surveying equipment
• data formats
• guidelines of projects
• industry standards
• limitations of equipment, measuring and analysis guidelines
• organisational policies and guidelines, such as OHS guidelines
• planning and control processes
• processes to establish and use high-level survey control
• project review and reporting procedures
• project zone design
• relevant engineering-related tasks and associated computations
• safe work practices
• surveying computation processes
• surveying reference systems
• surveying data capture and data set out methodologies
• understanding of errors, accuracy and precision in engineering tasks
• understanding, use and application of network/traverse adjustments

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

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

e-Submission
The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.

Good practice
• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc


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:
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/studentadmin/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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