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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

Unit aim

Introduces surveying and spatial technology field practice as it relates to civil engineering. The types and use of basic surveying equipment including dumpy levels, total stations and GPS rovers will be introduced. Proper note-keeping techniques and computations are studied.

Unit content

Principles of survey information in civil engineering

Topographic surveys using GPS equipment

Undertaking basic surveys using a total station

Transferring and manipulating survey data

Introduction to town planning

Subdivision design and layout

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 describe the principles of surveying including the key reference points, coordinate systems and origins
2 perform basic operations with survey equipment used in civil construction
3 work in teams to collect and manipulate survey data for subdivision layout design.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the principles of surveying including the key reference points, coordinate systems and origins
  2. perform basic operations with survey equipment used in civil construction
  3. work in teams to collect and manipulate survey data for subdivision layout design.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.