Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5368 Diploma of Surveying

Course Title: Perform advanced surveying computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term1 2020

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform advanced surveying computations to solve from a range of surveying and basic engineering-related problems. The unit covers applying mathematical concepts, computations and conversions relating to algebra, statistics, geometry and trigonometry. It also covers solving a range of surveying problems to identify errors and missing elements, and make necessary adjustments to computations. It requires the ability to analyse and evaluate spatial data as the basis for performing computations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS5053 Perform advanced surveying computations


1. Prepare for surveying computations

2. Solve advanced computation problems

3. Finalise computations

Learning Outcomes

See elements above

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

You must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency   


Task 1

Assessment 1

Task 2

Assessment 2

Task 3