Course Title: Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GEOM5161C

Course Title: Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6156 - Advanced Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Toby Manning

Senior Educator   Surveying Department School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
RMIT University
Building 57, Level 5, Room 37
115 Queensberry St
Carlton 3053, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 4934
Email: toby.manning@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 70

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct advanced global navigation satellite system (GNSS) control surveys using GNSS equipment and suitable software to communicate with GNSS receivers. The unit covers project managing surveying activities, including planning collection methodologies and allocating resources and work tasks in a team environment. The unit also covers analysing existing survey control data and networks to identify non-conformities and the need for additional controls, and implementing a network of points for controlling horizontal and vertical positions. The unit requires the ability to program, calibrate and operate GNSS equipment, relate surveying data to a reference system, and identify and resolve discrepancies with the reference system.

The unit supports those who work in a technical management role in a surveying team.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6032 Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys

Element:

1.Prepare for advanced GNSS control survey.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Survey specifications are identified and analysed and key activities and timelines scheduled according to available resources and organisational requirements.
1.2.Organisational GNSS survey requirements are complied with and recorded.
1.3.GNSS equipment is set up and calibrated according to survey and organisational requirements.
1.4.Existing survey control data is obtained, validated and recorded, and need for additional controls is determined based on identified non-conformities.
1.5.Set-out data is collated, validated, manipulated and uploaded into the GNSS receiver.
1.6.Work responsibilities are allocated and communicated to appropriate persons according to survey and organisational requirements.

Element:

2.Carry out GNSS control surveying tasks.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.GNSS equipment is programmed and operated according to survey and organisational requirements.
2.2.GNSS survey is related to a reference system according to survey specifications.
2.3.Problems relating to discrepancies in the reference system are identified and resolved, or contingencies are managed.
2.4.GNSS data is collected using planned methodologies according to survey and organisational requirements.
2.5.Network of points for controlling horizontal and vertical positions is implemented according to project specifications.
2.6.GNSS measurements are validated and recorded on the reference system according to specifications.

Element:

3.Finalise advanced GNSS control survey.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.GNSS software is used to process data according to survey and organisational requirements.
3.2.Validation checks are completed according to project specifications and organisational requirements.
3.3.Discrepancies between survey specifications and actual data are identified and addressed according to survey and organisational requirements.
3.4.Survey is finalised and documentation completed according to organisational requirements.


Learning Outcomes


Please refer to the Elements of Competency.


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities:
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Projects


Teaching Schedule

WeekActivityAssessments
2ACTIVITY 1: AUSPOS and GPSnet 
4ACTIVITY 2: Calibration – Total station and GPS-RTK 
6ASSESSMENT 1: GNSS-RTK and static control survey 
8ASSESSMENT 1: GNSS-RTK and static control surveyAssessment 1 due
BreakMid semester break 
10ASSESSMENT 2: Static GNSS, TS, and Precise Level Control Survey 
12ASSESSMENT 2: Static GNSS, TS, and Precise Level Control SurveyAssessment 2 due
14GNSS-RTK Set-out Survey 
16Final Results and Control Plans 
18PortfolioAssessment 3 due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts

Check the Library Subject Guides: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks 

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

 

Assessment

Weight%

Task 1

Project

30%

Task 2

Test

40%

Task 3

Portfolio

30%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

 

1.2

X

 

X

1.3

X

X

 

1.4

X

 

X

1.5

X

X

 

1.6

X

X

 

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

 

2.4

X

X

 

2.5

X

X

X

2.6

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

X

 

X

3.3

X

 

X

3.4

X

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

 

 

Assessment 1:                                                                                            Weight
Establishing control using both GNSS-RTK and Static GNSS                     30%

Assessment 2:
Integrating Static GNSS, Total Station and Precise Levelling methods      40%

Assessment 3:
Portfolio                                                                                                    30%

Assessment 1: Establishing control using both GNSS-RTK and Static GNSS
Students are to use GNSS-RTK to establish MGA coordinates for ten survey marks in order to transform old survey filed notes onto MGA94 datum.
Assessment 2: Integrating Static GNSS, Total Station and Precise Levelling methods
Students are to complete the field and post-processing work for a control GNSS survey
Assessment 3: Portfolio
Student are to complete weekly activities, which will be collated and submitted as a portfolio.


Assessment Matrix

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

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1XX 
1.2X X
1.3XX 
1.4X X
1.5XX 
1.6XX 
2.1XX 
2.2XX 
2.3XXX
2.4XX 
2.5XXX
2.6X X
3.1XX 
3.2X X
3.3X X
3.4XXX


Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
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• 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

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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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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:
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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
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Email Communication:
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