Course Title: Plane Surveying and Computations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Plane Surveying and Computations

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEOM2089

City Campus

Undergraduate

145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

GEOM2089

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

GEOM2090

City Campus

Postgraduate

145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Lucas Holden

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1956

Course Coordinator Email: lucas.holden@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.11


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced prerequisites:

You must have completed GEOM2088 Introduction to Surveying AND GEOM2083 Applied Geospatial Techniques before you can enrol in this course.


Course Description

This course consists of three modules: Advanced survey computations, coordinate transformations and cadastral studies. You will reinforce the concepts taught in Surveying 1 and be introduced to mode advanced survey field techniques and computations. You will be introduced to the nature of errors associated with surveying measurement and how these are propagated. The coordinate transformation component introduces you to coordinate transformations commonly used in surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing. In Cadastral Studies you will learn about to the intricacies of the Victorian Cadastre which provides a fundamental layer of the State Land Information System (LIS), including its historical background. The two land tenure systems - General Law and Torrens - are studied with particular emphasis on the predominant Torrens system.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes in BH116 (Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying)) and BH117 (Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science):

1.1 Understand specialist bodies of knowledge in surveying and geospatial science.

1.2 Understand and interpret aspects of cadastral law as it relates to surveying.

1.3 Apply standard and advanced techniques to solve a range of measurement and data management problems.

1.4 Understand and interpret aspects of the law as it relates to Surveying

2.1 Apply standard and advanced techniques to solve a range of measurement and data management problems

2.2 Proficiently perform survey computations in two and three dimensions

2.3 Be proficient in the recording, storage, management and reporting of spatial information

3.1 Design and implement solutions to complex problems in survey measurement and land development

3.2 Interpret and critically analyse results and make informed judgments on the appropriateness of solutions

3.3 Apply critical and analytical skills in a scientific and professional manner

4.1 Communicate effectively by means of oral, written and graphical presentations to peers and a wider audience

5.3 Develop an understanding of the regulatory framework and the general professional environment graduates will encounter, including a commitment to continuing professional development and life-long learning

6.2 Work with others and contribute in a constructive manner to group and team activities

6.3 Professionally manage and use information


 On completion of this course you will meet the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

  1. Perform computations to derive error estimates of a quantity derived or computed using survey observations.
  2. Conduct basic transformations between different coordinate systems for field survey data
  3. Describe cadastral systems in general, the intricacies of the Victorian Cadastre in particular and how it relates to survey practices in Victoria.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will actively engage you in a series of lectures, practical exercises and workshop studios. Learning support materials and assignment submissions are managed via Canvas.


Overview of Learning Resources

As a student enrolled in this course you have access to extensive learning resources provided in the school and in the RMIT Library. The library offers comprehensive services and facilities, geared to assist you in completing your studies successfully. Furthermore additional learning resources include software tools used in contemporary surveying, a database of case studies of cadastral studies and a collection of literature available through the learning hub and related prescribed texts.

A library subject guide is available at: https://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

 

Your assessment involves tests, written assignments and practical exercise reports.

 

Assessment: Task 1 – Practical Project Folio x3

Weighting: 35% (Folio 1 10%, Folio 2 10%, Folio 3 15%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

 

Assessment: Task 2 – Assignment Folio x2

Weighting: 25% (Cadastral Folio 15%, Survey Computations Folio 10%)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3

 

Assessment: Task 3 –  Class test

Weighting: 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2 & 3

 

Assessment: Task 4 – End of Semester Exam

Weighting: 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2 & 3