Geodesy 1

Course code SURV3510Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

The course involves:
1. the fundamentals and modern concerns of geodesy, recent developments and applications of global and satellite geodesy,
2. the gravity field of the earth and how it affects observations,
3. the geometry of the ellipsoid,
4. determination of geographical and map projection coordinates from geodetic observations, and
5. the concept of a geodetic datum and how to transform coordinates from one datum to another.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To obtain an elementary understanding of the way that the earth's gravity field affects observations.
2. To gain a basic knowledge of the geometry of the ellipsoid and of map projections.
3. To be able to perform computations on the ellipsoid
4. To be able to do computations on the Universal Transverse Mercator projection.
5. To understand what a geodetic datum is, how it is obtained and how to do datum transformations.
6. To understand the significance of the Geocentric Datum of Australia and Map Grid of Australia.
ContentThe geoid, the ellipsoid and the earth's gravity field.
Elementary geometry of the ellipsoid.
Determination of geodetic position in terms of geographical coordinates.
Map projections.
Geodetic datum concepts and geodetic surveying.
Datum transformations.
The Geocentric Datum of Australia.
Replacing Course(s)Existing course.
TransitionN/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in courses MATH2310 and Level 1 and 2 surveying courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTwo class examinations
Examination: FormalNOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SURV3510