Forest Surveying and Measurement

Subject 220-162 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures and 30 hours of practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Mark Stewart
Subject Overview:

This subject introduces the techniques and tools used to measure the forest and its attributes. On completion of this subject, students should;

  • be able to collect and interpret land survey data;

  • be able to measure trees;

  • apply basic sampling techniques and designs to assess various forest attributes in both native forest and plantations;

  • be able to interpret aerial photographs; and

  • appreciate the potential of remote sensing for use in land surveying and management.

The subject covers:

  • map interpretation, use and maintenance of surveying instruments;

  • compass traversing and mapping, gradelines and plotting contours;

  • stand parameter measurement and field assessment;

  • tree volume and growth; and

  • aerial photograph interpretation and remote sensing systems.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination worth 40% and up to eight practical exercises totalling 60%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Forestry Management

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