Analysis of Observations

Course code SURV3350Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course gives an introduction to probability and statistical inference. This is applied to the least squares adjustment of survey and levelling networks as well as to the estimation of the precision of the computed coordinates or heights. In addition the application of least squares modelling to various areas of relevance to Surveyors is dealt with.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To translate a stated problem in adjustment of field data to an analytical form

2. To apply appropriate solution techniques to the problem

3. To be able to actually solve the problem

4. To decide if the outcome is sensible, and

5. To be aware of the precision of the outcome.

6. To have an understanding of concepts of statistics applied to surveying.
ContentStatistics applied to surveying.
Sampling distributions, confidence intervals, statistical tests.
Least squares adjustment by the condition and parametric methods.
Applications of least squares to simple problems.
Propagation of variance.
Absolute and relative error ellipses.
Pre-analysis of surveys, industrial applications of least squares, computer packages.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in courses MATH1110, MATH1120.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsFour assignments.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SURV3350