SVC002 - Surveying II

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Subject Title
Surveying II

Subject Description
This subject allows students to extend the fundamentals of surveying through the practice of field exercises using contemporary tools and techniques.  Students will practice the collection of digital field data through the proper set-up, initialization and basic operation of instruments such as total stations, theodolites, and electronic field books. Data processing using progressive terrain modelling software is integrated througout to provide an understanding of its application.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Cvil Engineering Technician and Civil Engineering Technology Diploma programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Correctly set up and operate surveying equipment, including levels, theodolites, total stations and data collectors in a series of project settings to meet applicable standards.
  2. Apply surveying principles and use field equipment to perform closed traverse, topographic survey, differential leveling and building stake out that adhere to recognized surveying standards.
  3. Demonstrate effective field skills individually and in a group activity.
  4. Correctly collect, record and prsent surveying data for a series of projects within established surveying standards in traditional (field book) and electronic formats.
  5. Correctly configure and use software including MicroSurvey Field Genius to process results and solve co-ordinate geometry problems.
  6. Adhere to health and safety protocol inherently applicable to surveying activities.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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