LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CIV3LIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is intended to provide engineering students with fundamentals of surveying andĀ 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 with reference to surveying fieldwork. The subject is delivered by a combination of lectures, workshop sessionsĀ 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

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. Apply concepts of plane surveying, plane coordinate systems and differentiate between positional location, coordinate systems and projections to problem solving tasks.

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.

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.

03. Apply the principles of conducting detailed surveys to defined areas.

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.

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.

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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-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

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*
Two written practical reports (500 words each)Equal weights between reports30 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (30 mins each, 1000 words equivalent total)Equal weights between quizzes20 01, 04
One workshop task (500 words equivalent)Students uses AutoCAD to create a virtual plan based on survey data10 02, 03, 04
Written exam (2 hours)40 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

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*
Two written practical reports (500 words each)Equal weights between reports30 01, 02, 03
Two online quizzes (30 mins each, 1000 words equivalent total)Equal weights between quizzes20 01, 04
One workshop task (500 words equivalent)Students uses AutoCAD to create a virtual plan based on survey data10 02, 03, 04
Written exam (2 hours)40 01, 02, 04