Survey Computing

Course code SURV2340Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Involves significant amounts of PC-based computations using proprietary and other software. Computations required for the reduction and analysis of field surveys, including an introduction to three dimensional spatial co-ordinate systems, three dimensional co-ordinate transformations, spherical trigonometry, traverse reduction methods, cadastral survey computations, and survey-based computer-aided drafting (CAD) principles, practice and examples of software.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. to develop skills in reducing most efficiently a wide range of survey observations into spatial information

2. to be able to reduce some survey observations by commonly used procedures

3. to be able to use CAD software of value to survey industry
ContentPart 1: Computations required for the reduction and analysis of field surveys, including three dimensional spatial co-ordinate systems; three dimensional co-ordinate transformations; spherical trigonometry; traverse reduction methods; and cadastral survey and subdivision computations.

Part 2: Computer-aided drafting (CAD) for survey and geographic information: generic principles, practice using examples of available software.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in courses MATH1110, MATH1120.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsNOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SURV2340