Available in 2022
Course code

SURV1200

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

## Course handbook

### Description

This course enables students to develop basic skills in measurement and calculation related to angles, distances and heights. Students will develop competency in using modern surveying equipment to collect three dimensional data. They will also acquire skills in preparing maps and presenting measured data in plan formats such as long sections, cross sections, and contour plans. Students will develop an understanding of how roads and rail lines are designed to best fit the measured topography, and meet safety requirements. They will also be introduced to advanced systems such as satellite measurement systems (GPS/GNSS) and digital mapping systems (GIS).

### Availability2022 Course Timetables

#### BCA Singapore

• Semester 1 - 2022

#### Callaghan

• Semester 1 - 2022

### Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply fundamental surveying concepts such as datums, horizontal and vertical coordinate systems, horizontal and vertical angles, and the graphical representation of the three dimensional information in a plane surveying environment

2. Implement the concepts and practicalities of differential levelling in a plane surveying environment

3. Execute the basic techniques and capabilities of surveying instruments including total stations, levels, and autonomous GNSS/GPS positioning devices

4. Apply the concepts and practicalities of computer aided drafting to a plane surveying project

5. Design and calculate the basics of geometric road design geometry

### Content

•    Basic Geometry and Trigonometry

•    Coordinate Systems and Datums

•    Basic statistics in surveying

•    Levelling

•    Theodolites and Total Stations

•    Bearings and coordinates

•    Introduction to GNSS/GPS

•    Contouring, long sections and cross sections

•    Areas and Volumes

### Requisite

This course replaces SURV1110. If you have successfully completed SURV1110 you cannot enrol in this course.

### Assessment items

Written Assignment: Survey Instrument Use and Testing - Levelling

Written Assignment: Levelling Exercise

Written Assignment: Survey Instrument Use and Testing - Theodolite

Written Assignment: Topographic Survey Exercise

In Term Test: Class Quiz 1

In Term Test: Class Quiz 2

### Contact hours

#### BCA Singapore

##### Field Study

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 3

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed during the lectures or on the course Blackboard site.

##### Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed during the lectures or on the course Blackboard site.

##### Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed during the lectures or on the course Blackboard site.

#### Callaghan

##### Field Study

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 3

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed during the lectures or on the course Blackboard site.

##### Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed during the lectures or on the course Blackboard site.

##### Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed during the lectures or on the course Blackboard site.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.