This course presents the theory and practice of surveying equipment including electronic distance measurement devices, theodolites (total stations), and global navigation satellite system.
- Semester 2 - 2022
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Identify a range of surveying instrumentation, both past and present.
2. Demonstrate the application and capabilities of these instruments.
3. Test and calibrate the surveying instruments.
4. Reduce raw observations data from surveying instruments to a useable form.
5. Analyse the results obtained and portray them in a cogent manner.
6. Implement the theory, practice and management issues with the use of electronic distance measurement.
7. Implement the theory, practice and management issues with the Global Navigation Satellite System.
- Working principles, design, and error of theodolite
- Electronic distance measurement instruments
- Global navigation satellite system
- Practice with surveying equipment
SURV1200 Introduction to Surveying; SURV2210 Engineering Surveying; Math and Physics courses in Year 1 (calculus, matrices, algebra, optics).
Written Assignment: Theodolite Testing and Calibration
Written Assignment: EDM Velocity Corrections
Written Assignment: EDMI Calibration
Written Assignment: GNSS Baseline Determination
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
There are two 2-hour long lectures per week. For some weeks, they will be used for fieldwork. The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1.
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.