Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 hours, comprising of two 1-hour lectures and one three-hour practical per week |
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VCE mathematics or equivalent
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
This subject will introduce students to the technologies and field procedures used in surveying and mapping. Students will understand the fundamental principles of plane surveying and acquire skills to undertake all the measurements and computations necessary for mapping small areas. There will be several outdoor practical assignments that combine to produce a detail and contour plan of an area of interest. This unit provides the foundation surveying skills needed for the Geomatics major. Students who develop proficiency in the practice of this subject will be able to apply this knowledge in the workplace under the supervision of a licensed surveyor.
The theory and practice of surveying on a plane, including the associated computations. Levelling, traversing, detail and contour observations with automated instruments, plan preparation and incorporation of field surveys into geographic information systems. An introduction to advanced measurement techniques including 3d laser scanning and GPS.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Having completed this unit the student is expected to:
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To be advised
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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.
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On completion of this subject; students should have the:
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree only).
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
This unit takes a Project Based Learning approach where the theory is reinforced through application in field surveying projects.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Presenters from industry and government contribute to the lecture series in the unit, giving both applied and economic perspectives to the process of surveying and mapping. The survey tasks are undertaken according to the legislative requirements contained in the relevant Victorian Acts of Parliament.
Civil (Engineering) Systems major |
Environmental Engineering Systems major
Environments Discipline subjects
Geomatics (Geomatic Engineering) major
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Understanding Location |
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