Course Title: Apply survey computation methods

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: CIVE5668

Course Title: Apply survey computation methods

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

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 cuttings/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

Activity 1: Examples on reduced field reading-linear
Activity 2: Examples on reduced field reading-angular
Activity 3: Examples on reduced field reading-height
Activity 4: Examples on reduced field reading-height
Activity 5: test 1
Activity 6: Examples on traverse reduction
Activity 7: Examples on computation for linear misclosure
Activity 8: Examples on area calculation
Activity 9: Examples on volume calculations

Teaching Schedule

 Week Topic Week 1 Carry out survey Computations- Reduce field reading-linear Week 2 Carry out survey Computations-Reduce field reading-angular Week 3 Carry out survey Computations-Reduce field reading- height Week 4 Carry out survey Computations-Reduce field reading- height Week 5 Carry out survey Computations-Closed traverse reduction Week 6 Carry out survey Computations- computation for linear misclosure of closed traverse Week 7 Carry out survey Computations-area calculation Week 8 Carry out survey Computations-volume calculation Week 9 Test 2

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

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

Test 1: 50%
Test 2: 50%

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Tasks Performance criteria/Elements Total weighting Test 1 1.1,2.1,2.2,2.5,3.1 50% Test 2 1.1,2.3,2.4,2.6,2.7,3.1 50%

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course related consultation.  Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours.  The estimated time is 12 hours outside the class time.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration: