LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CIV3LIS

Not currently offered

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 the basic theory of remote sensing, 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 and campus practical exercises.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (EMS1CAD or CIV1CAD) and MAT2VCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CIV2SUR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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. 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 and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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)

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 and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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. Accurately carry out relevant area and volumne computations.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, practice problems, directed study, independent learning, assignments and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, pracidce problems, directed study, independent learning, assignments, team-based practical exercises and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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)

06. Collect, collate and interpret remote sensing material including satellite imagery.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory/pracical exercises, directed study, independent learning, assignments, and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Solve complex constructed and real-world problems involving remote sensing material including satellite imagery.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboatory/practical exercises, directed study, independent learning, assignments, and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Use numerical calculations and graphical representations to maniuplate and interpret data and to calibrate remote sensing data.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratory/practical exercises, directed study, independent learning, assignments, and an examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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)

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