SURVEYING

CIV1SUR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Sketching and drafting is a form of communication. In Civil Engineering, structures such as buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure always commence with an idea, then through design process and finally presented in a set of drawings. A person who works in the civil engineering profession must have an excellent understanding of interpreting and reading plans and possess the necessary basic drafting and sketching skills. This subject covers the skills necessary to be able to sketch, draft, interpret and read plans.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals and principles of land surveying and the role of Land Surveyors.

Activities:
Practical field exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Proficiently use a variety of land survey maps currently used in the construction industry.

Activities:
Workshop and field exercises utilsing surveying and GIS equipment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Use survey instruments to perform basic survey techniques including levelling, contouring and traversing including associated computations in order to plot a survey traverse and map.

Activities:
Workshop and field exercises utilsing surveying and GIS equipment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and fundamentals of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Activities:
Workshop and field exercises utilsing surveying and GIS equipment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply techniques to create a detail survey and use software plotting.

Activities:
Workshop and field activities and computer use.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Set out a range of construction works using survey equipment including roadways, buildings and excavations including associated computations of set out and mensuration.

Activities:
Site visits and practical field activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Effectively function as a member in a survey team in conducting field works.

Activities:
Students in small groups are required to conduct field practical sessions that involve a critical examination of a piece of land.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Group Practical Sessions (Practical reports) (2000 words)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Open Book Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06