The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to surveying techniques and necessary mathematical operations for the reduction of surveying field observations. It provides a basic introduction for error propagation and adjustment and presents various topics including coordinate system transformations, spherical trigonometry, cadastral survey computations, traverse adjustments, area calculations, as well as intersections and resections.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SURV2130 and SURV2340. Students who have successfully completed SURV2130 or SURV2340 are not eligible to enrol in SURV2230.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Perform a variety of surveying computations by commonly used procedures.

2. Quantify surveying measurements errors.

3. Solve plane survey computational problems using a variety of approaches and computing resources.

4. Apply adjustments to the vertical and horizontal networks.

5. Produce a subdivision plan.


Content

  • Error propagation
  • Introduction to least square adjustment
  • Spherical trigonometry including a review of vector algebra
  • Coordinate systems and coordinate transformations
  • Intersection and resection
  • Subdivisions of areas
  • Road boundary intersections

Assumed knowledge

SURV1200 Introduction to Surveying,

SURV2210 Engineering Surveying


Assessment items

In Term Test: In Class Quiz

Written Assignment: Linear Adjustment

Written Assignment: Traverse Survey and Calculations

Written Assignment: Subdivision Calculations and Plan

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed by communications via Blackboard.

Field Study

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed by communications via Blackboard.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed by communications via Blackboard. A preliminary timetable will be provided in the course outline handed to students in Week 1.