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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces surveying and spatial technology field practice as it relates to civil enginering. 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the principles of surveying including the key reference points, coordinate systems and origins Knowledge of a discipline
2 perform basic operations with survey equipment used in civil construction Knowledge of a discipline
3 work in teams to collect and manipulate survey data for subdivision layout design. Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. perform basic operations with survey equipment used in civil construction
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. work in teams to collect and manipulate survey data for subdivision layout design.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills