Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of practical work per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| Prerequisites for this subject are - |
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing
CoordinatorDr Allison Kealy
|Subject Overview:||This subject aims to provide skills in computational processes applicable to problems arising in location, hydrographic and mining surveys, route mapping and global navigation. The fundamental approach is based on vector geometry (rather than trigonometry) for establishing the spatial relationships between points, lines and planes. The power of redundant, non-linear observation equations is illustrated in the location of aircraft by radar ranging. Algorithms are developed, including the use of rotation matrices, for the conversion of the resulting local coordinates to geographic, map grid and geocentric reference frames. Spherical trigonometry is introduced to effect global navigation. Curve fitting algorithms are illustrated.|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||3-hour end of semester examination (60%); 8 assignments spaced across the semester (3% each, 24%); 1 semester long assignment (16%)|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject student should have:
Bachelor of Science |
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)
Physical (Environmental Engineering) Systems
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