Available in 2022
Course code

SURV6350

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

## Course handbook

### Description

This course extends students' understanding of probability and statistical inference. This is applied to the least squares adjustment of survey and levelling networks as well as to the estimation of the precision of the computed coordinates or heights. In addition, the course covers the application of least squares modelling to various areas of relevance to surveyors.

### Availability

#### Callaghan

• Semester 1 - 2022

### Learning outcomes

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

1. Translate a stated problem in adjustment of field data to an analytical form

2. Apply appropriate solution techniques to the problem

3. Solve the problem

4. Decide if the outcome is sensible

5. Be aware of the precision of the outcome

6. Have an understanding of concepts of statistics applied to surveying

7. Conduct research and apply to practical problems.

### Content

•    Statistics applied to surveying.

•    Sampling distributions, confidence intervals, statistical tests.

•    Least squares adjustment by the condition and parametric methods.

•    Applications of least squares to basic surveying problems.

•    Propagation of variance.

•    Absolute and relative error ellipses.

•    Pre-analysis of surveys, industrial applications of least squares, computer packages.

### Requisite

This course has similarities to SURV3350. If you have completed SURV3350 you cannot enrol in this course.

### Assumed knowledge

MATH1110, MATH1120.

### Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 - Probability and the least squares adjustment

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - Statistics and the least squares adjustment

Written Assignment: Assignment 3 - Statistics and error analysis

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Report: Report - Research investigation

### Contact hours

#### Callaghan

##### Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

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.

##### Field Study

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

##### Lecture

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

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.

##### Tutorial

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

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