Course Title: GNSS Surveying

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: GNSS Surveying

Credit Points: 12.00

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEOM2093

City Campus

Undergraduate

145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

GEOM2093

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

GEOM2094

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Simon Fuller

Course Coordinator Phone: N/A

Course Coordinator Email: simon.fuller@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.21

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced requisite:

GEOM2091 Surveying 3


Course Description

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced surveying techniques such as using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), terrestrial based equipment, equipment calibration and basic geodetic computations for high precision surveying.

The course builds on the knowledge acquired in GEOM 2091 Surveying 3 with regards to using terrestrial measurements and appropriate formulae to perform geodetic computations. The course has a particular focus on the knowledge and skills required to effectively use advanced surveying equipment in high precision surveying.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.) 

  

The WAM web page link: 

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe the concept and principles of positioning using advanced GNSS technologies, in particular the theory and practicals related to high accuracy and real-time positioning applications
  2. Conduct high precision surveys using advanced surveying equipment and apply the appropriate field methodology, equipment and processing techniques for specific survey requirements
  3. Use a range of techniques for managing survey errors and biases including results verification and quality control
  4. Select and use appropriate formulae to perform geodetic computations, assess the quality of positioning results and apply appropriate adjustment techniques to acquire the best solutions
  5. Explain the relationships between global and local reference frames used in fixing terrestrial position 


This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes in BH116 Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours)


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 creative solutions to complex problems in survey measurement and land development

3.2 Interpret and critically analyse results and make informed judgements 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.

6.3 Professionally manage and use information.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is presented as a series of lectorials, lab sessions, and field practicals. The labs and practicals are designed; to apply the knowledge gained in the lectorials, developing a deeper understanding of the material explored in the lectorials, and to develop practical skills in the use of scientific GNSS technology. You will also complete assignments which will further your knowledge and skills relating to the lectorial topics. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Refer to Canvas. 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.


Assessment Task 1: Assignments 

Weighting  25% 

This assessment task supports  CLOs 1, 3, 4, 5 


Assessment Task 2:  Field Practicals  

Weighting35% 

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 


Assessment Task 3:  Scientific Communication Task  

Weighting  20%  

This assessment task supportsCLOs 1, 4, 5 


Assessment Task 4:  Class Exercises 

Weighting – 20% 

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5