Surveying 2

Subject 451-200 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials and laboratory sessions.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 451-100 Geomatics Science (prior to 2006 Geomatics Science 1A), 451-101 Surveying 1 (prior to 2006 Geomatics Science 1B), 620-161 Introductory Mathematics and 620-140 Intermediate Mathematics, or 620-141 Mathematics A
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject provides the concepts, theory and applications of high precision measurement techniques used in land surveying. The focus will be on six core areas.

1. Introduction to survey standards and specifications.

2. Introduction to survey network design and adjustment.

3. Operational and quality control aspects of electronic distance measurement (EDM), angle measurements, trigonometric heighting and precise levelling.

4. Introduction to satellite positioning, observation techniques and data processing.

5. Introduction to geodetic datums, coordinate systems, map projections, transformations and conversions.

6. Introduction to advanced positioning techniques including; automated field surveying and laser scanning.

In undertaking this course, students should be able to:

  • use recommended standard and specifications to describe survey measurements and results

  • design survey networks consistent with the precision and accuracy requirements of a specific task

  • undertake data acquisition techniques and computations to obtain co-ordinates from GPS receivers

  • define the error sources in EDMs, total stations and precise levels and discuss techniques for their minimisation

  • understand the relationships between coordinate systems, datums and map projections and use appropriate software to convert and transform data

  • discuss the trends and operational characteristics of modern survey instrumentation

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination at the end of semester (40%), and one 1 hour mid semester test (10%). A semester long field practice exercise setat the beginning of semester (50%). the submissions for this assignment comprise three reports (no more then 3000 words in total) due in weeks four (10%), eight (10%) and twelve (20%) and a brief presentation in weekeleven(10%)
Prescribed Texts: None
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals

  • ability to communicate effectively, not only with engineers but also with the community at large

  • ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution

  • ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance

  • ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member

  • understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and commitment to them

  • capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning

  • profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship

Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Science

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