Course Title: Cadastral Surveying 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cadastral Surveying 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013


City Campus


171H School of Science


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 2 2008

Course Coordinator: Rachael Musgrave-Evans

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1956

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.20

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses

Successful completion of GEOM2101 Cadastral Surveying 1

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.

Course Description

This course extends your cadastral knowledge and skills gained in GEOM 2101 Cadastral Surveying 1, with particular emphasis being put on property law. You will be introduced to the history and evolution of Victoria’s Land Tenure System and the application of the Property Law Act 1958 in relation to Crown boundaries.  

The practical aspects as well as the cadastral law component of this subject will provide a good foundation for any student who wishes to proceed on, after graduation, to enter into a Training Agreement with the Surveyors Registration Board, to train to become a registered Licensed Surveyor.

If you are enrolled in this course as a component of your Bachelor Honours Program, your overall mark will contribute to the calculation of the weighted average mark (WAM).

See the WAM information web page for more information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

• 1.2 Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the spatial models and mathematical methods used in contemporary practice
• 1.3 Understand specialist bodies of knowledge in surveying and geospatial science.
• 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 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.
• 5.1 Appreciate the environmental, social, legal and international aspects of actions and decisions in Surveying and the geospatial sciences.
• 5.2 Demonstrate a clear understanding of professional expectations and ethical requirements.
• 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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Undertake fieldwork, computations, plan production and report writing for an Urban Cadastral Survey.
  2. Undertake fieldwork, computations, plan production and report writing for Rural Cadastral Survey.
  3. Explain and apply the legislative and policy requirements for a cadastral survey in Victoria.
  4. Identify the range of legal requirements and principles that apply when dealing with the Victorian Cadastre.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through the Canvas Course Site.

In this course you will be actively engaged in lectorials and tutorials together with a field project. The field project has been designed to allow you to apply the knowledge you have gained in lectorials and provide you with practical experience in current cadastral surveying practice, including the use of specialised surveying equipment. You will also complete assignments which apply concepts and principles covered in lectorials.

All lectorials and tutorial material and assessment tasks, as well as audio recordings, will be on Canvas.

Assessment tasks are also designed to foster employability skills (eg. communication skills, project management skills, ability to work in groups).

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through the Canvas Course Site.

Learning resources provided by the school, Victorian legislation, and key government websites will be used as required and appropriate. Furthermore we like you to note these recommended references:

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the Canvas student portal.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment is based on both individual and group performance. In this course you will be assessed by a combination of assignments and practical exercises.

Assessment Task 1: Formative Quizzes
Weighting: 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 3 and 4

Assessment Task 2: Crown Boundary Assignments 
Weighting: 45%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2 and 3

Assessment Task 3:  Urban Re-establishment Survey
Weighting: 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 3

Assessment Task 4: Online Open Book Test
Weighting: 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 3 and 4

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.