LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CIV3LIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is intended to provide engineering students with fundamentals of surveying, some practical skills in using standard engineering surveying equipment. Furthermore, an introduction to GIS (geographic information systems) and GPS (global positioning systems) will be covered where more focus will be placed on practical applications of these techniques in surveying field. The subject is delivered by a combination of lectures, workshop sessionsĀ and campus practical exercises.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKylie Douglas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EMS1CAD or CIV1CAD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CIV2SUR and GEO2ISS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSurvey Engineering. A Guide to First PrinciplesPrescribedCavil, J.A.L, 1995This textbook is available from the Department of Civil Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and be able to apply significant concepts of plane surveying, plane coordinate systems and differentiate between positional location, coordinate systems and projections.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practice problems, directed study, independent learning, assignments, team-based practical exercises and an examination. The practicals are undertaken by small groups in the field, and are assessed through individual reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Competently determine the location and/or heights of points to third order accuracy, using the appropriate datums and descriptors.

Activities:
Positioning tothird order accuracy will be explained in online modules and reinforced in workshops. The practical application of this will be used in workshop sessions and practical sessions. Assessment will be through practical reports, online activities and examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

03. Apply the principles of conducting a detailed survey to a defined area within the La Trobe campus.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, directed study, independent learning, assignments, team based practical exercises and an examination. The practicals are undertaken by small groups in the field and are assessed through individual reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate competency in the use of GIS software in a discipline specific context.

Activities:
Use and application of the software will be demonstrated and taught in lectures and workshop sessions and assessed through practical reports.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Douglas

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Class size limited due to equipment constraints"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three practical reports40 01, 02, 03, 04
Group oral presentation10 04
Online transitional tasks10 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Douglas

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Class size limited due to equipment constraints"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three practical reports40 01, 02, 03, 04
Group oral presentation10 04
Online transitional tasks10 01, 02, 03, 04
Exam40 01, 02, 03, 04