SURVEYING

CIV2SUR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Surveying is the science of taking field measurements on or near the surface of the Earth. Survey measurements include horizontal and vertical angles, horizontal, vertical and slope distances. In particular, surveying as it applies to engineering involves the recording and processing the data necessary for the design and the construction of engineering projects.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites GEO2ISS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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 and plane coordinate systems.

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 a team report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practice problems, directed study, independent learning, assignments, team-based practical exercises (see above) and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Explain the construction and function of a range of commonly used surveying equipment, demonstrate competence and understanding in its care and use such equipment to obtain accurate data.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practice problems, directed study, independent learning, assignments, team-based practical exercises (see above) and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Accurately carry out relevant area and volume computations.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practice problems, directed study, independent learning; assignments, and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Writing (Writing)

05. Apply principles and perform accurate computations involving the layout of horizontal, vertical and transitional curves

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practice problems, directed study, independent learning, assignments, team-based practical exercises (see above) and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x numerical calculation assignments20 01, 04, 05
4 x practical reports based on practical sessions completed40 01, 02, 03, 05
One 3-hour written examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDaniela Ionescu

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x numerical calculation assignments20 01, 04, 05
4 x practical reports based on practical sessions completed40 01, 02, 03, 05
One 3-hour written examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05