The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

SURV1200

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces elementary plane surveying to students of surveying, civil engineering and environmental engineering. It covers basic concepts of surveying relating to such things as coordinate systems, contouring, an introduction to road design, basic surveying equipment and its usage.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SURV1110. Students who have successfully completed SURV1110 are not eligible to enrol in SURV1200.


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

•    CAD/GIS

•    Contouring, long sections and cross sections

•    Areas and Volumes

•    Introduction to Road Design 


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

Written Assignment: CAD Exercise

Formal Examination: Formal Exam


Contact hours

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.