CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEC12009 Engineering Surveying
Engineering Surveying
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces you to engineering surveying techniques and practical skills. It outlines the practice in plane and geodetic surveying such as measurements of distances, elevations and angles. You are also expected to demonstrate an understanding of surveying methods which include triangulation, traversing and transfer of true meridian to an underground base. Concepts are also introduced in relation to automated survey instruments, errors and survey adjustments, and computerised processing of survey data. You will also need to demonstrate teamwork and communication skills necessary to implement such systems in the civil construction and mining industries. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MATH11218 Applied Mathematics or MATH11160 Technology Mathematics

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

The unit content was informative and covered theoretical and practical aspects of suerveying.

Recommendation

Continue to add more insightful and practical materials for Term 1, 2021.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

Detailed lectures and pictorial slides helped in a better understanding of the concept.

Recommendation

Continue to keep the same or even better quality every year. It is planned to use Moodle Lesson to deliver a more interactive unit in Term 1, 2021.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

Videos demonstrating surveying equipment and their operation helped in a better understanding of the concepts.

Recommendation

Continue to show and discuss the practical videos in the lecture sessions prior to the practical sessions in the future offerings.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

Assignment questions were completely referring to the unit content and examples.

Recommendation

Continue to add more worked-out examples to the unit content for Term 1, 2021.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

It was helpful to have two-hour tutorials and lectures together.

Recommendation

Continue to keep the same delivery and format for this unit.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

The tutorial solutions are better to release before the tutorial sessions.

Recommendation

Will release tutorial solutions before the tutorial sessions.

Feedback from Moodle website

Feedback

The recordings are better to upload earlier.

Recommendation

The recordings will be uploaded earlier. It is planned to upload two separate videos, one for lecture and one for the tutorial, to help students access to videos easier.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recognise and discuss basic concepts and principles of Engineering Surveying
  2. Carry out basic surveying and mapping activities such as measurement of ground elevation, angle and distance measurements and detailed surveying using appropriate surveying equipment
  3. Select and apply appropriate computing techniques to analyse and process surveying field measurement data
  4. Apply surveying principles in civil and mining engineering works such as setting-out, earth work calculations and underground surveying
  5. Explain and demonstrate the concepts, techniques and technologies used in mass surveying
  6. Demonstrate a professional level of communication and teamwork

All the learning outcomes are linked and comply with the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Practical Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 30%
3 - Practical Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Acquire the Skills in Weeks) 2nd (2020)

Authors: John Walker and Joseph L. Awange
Springer
Bentley Bentley , WA , Australia
ISBN: 978-3-030-45802-7, 3030458032
Binding: Other
Supplementary

Engineering Surveying 6th (2007)

Authors: W. Schofield and M. Breach
Taylor and Francis
London London , United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-0-7506-6949-8
Binding: Other

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Farzaneh Tahmoorian Unit Coordinator
f.tahmoorian@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Basic Concepts of Surveying


Chapter

  1. Chapter 1 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapters 1 & 2 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Levelling and its practical application

Chapter

  1. Chapters 2 & 3 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapters 3 & 8 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Distance Measurement

Chapter

  1. Chapter 4 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 3 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Angle Measurement


Chapter

  1. Chapter 4 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 5 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Traversing & Triangulation

Chapter

  1. Chapter 5 & 16 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapters 6 & 7 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

MID-TERM BREAK

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Earthworks (Quantities, Sections, Contours)

Chapter

  1. Chapters 8 & 9 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 11 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 6 Monday (19 Apr 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Curves

Chapter

  1. Chapters 10, 11, 12 &13 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 10 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Setting out Works

Chapter

  1. Chapter 15 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 12 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Mine and Underground Surveying

Chapter

  1. Chapter 7 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 13 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction of GPS and advanced surveying methods

Chapter

  1. Chapters 14 & 16 of Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers (Walker et al.)
  2. Chapter 9 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Digital and Mass Survey Methods

Chapter

  1. Chapter 14 of Engineering Surveying (Schofield and Breach)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Surveying Practicals Due: Week 12 Monday (31 May 2021) 9:00 am AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

From 2021, the labs will be run in block mode (i.e. each campus will run its own lab at a particular week.). There will not be any residential school. The students are encouraged to enrol and attend the practical sessions at their nearest campus to complete this unit's practical component.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

This assessment task aims to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts and theories delivered in the unit during Weeks 1 to 5. This written assessment will constitute a number of questions (usually 6 to 8), similar to the unit tutorial questions, on the topics covered in the first five weeks of the term. All students are required to submit their written assessment individually and as a single PDF file for this assessment. The assignment questions will be made available on the Moodle. Further details will be provided on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (19 Apr 2021) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (3 May 2021)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.

A similarity check will be always done before marking the submitted assignments for all students. Upon detection of any plagiarism including i) similarity between submitted reports within the same cohort or ii) with the previous cohorts or iii) submitted works to other institutes or iv) using the material provided by cheating websites will result in failing that assignment without marking and the student will be reported to the CQU Academic Misconduct team for further actions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The submission should be in a single PDF document. Any spreadsheet must be transferred to the main PDF document. See Moodle for more detail and description.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise and discuss basic concepts and principles of Engineering Surveying
  • Select and apply appropriate computing techniques to analyse and process surveying field measurement data
  • Apply surveying principles in civil and mining engineering works such as setting-out, earth work calculations and underground surveying
  • Explain and demonstrate the concepts, techniques and technologies used in mass surveying
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and teamwork


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

This assessment task aims to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts and theories delivered in the unit during Weeks 6 to 10. This written assessment will constitute a number of questions (usually 6 to 8), similar to the unit tutorial questions, on the topics covered in the second half of the term. All students are required to submit their written assessment individually and as a single PDF file for this assessment. The assignment questions will be made available on the Moodle. Further details will be provided on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Monday (7 Jun 2021)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Each question in this assignment will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results

In addition, the assignment as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors

Professional presentation

  • The work (job) is clearly identified (problem, date, analyst)
  • Clear statement of each problem and its details and requirements
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results.

A similarity check will be always done before marking the submitted assignments for all students. Upon detection of any plagiarism including i) similarity between submitted reports within the same cohort or ii) with the previous cohorts or iii) submitted works to other institutes or iv) using the material provided by cheating websites will result in failing that assignment without marking and the student will be reported to the CQU Academic Misconduct team for further actions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The submission should be in a single PDF document. Any spreadsheet must be transferred to the main PDF document. See Moodle for more detail and description.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise and discuss basic concepts and principles of Engineering Surveying
  • Select and apply appropriate computing techniques to analyse and process surveying field measurement data
  • Apply surveying principles in civil and mining engineering works such as setting-out, earth work calculations and underground surveying
  • Explain and demonstrate the concepts, techniques and technologies used in mass surveying
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and teamwork


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Surveying Practicals

Task Description

Practical exercises assist students in achieving the Learning Outcomes for this unit. For this assessment item, students will be formed into teams of generally 3-4 members. Students are required to complete the practical activities as per instructions given in the Practical Class information. The Practical Class Information, report template and requirements, and more details on this assessment task will be made available on the Moodle. The practical report is an individual submission. The required practical activities are as follows:

1. Differential Levelling

2. Angle and Distance

3. Detailed Survey

4. Contour Survey

Details of activities and report requirements will be given on the unit website. Please note that the practical activities duration on each campus may be slightly different from the other campuses. You may complete the practical and most of the report tasks during your practical class time, which will conclude by the end of Week 8 for all campuses. For the administrative purpose, the due date is set as the first day of Week 12. This does not mean you need to wait until that date.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (31 May 2021) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

After the final grade release


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50% of the practical report marks

Assessment Criteria

  • Students must include a technical description of the activity and associated procedures in their report.
  • The report must include calculations and discussion on the collected data and results.
  • The report must be short and precise to point out calculations/results/graphs and discussion.

Each report will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct procedure as required in the Instruction.

  • Correct application of mathematics and arithmetic
  • Results clearly identified and explained
  • Correct results/explanation

In addition, the report as a whole will be assessed against the following criteria:

Evidence of correct procedures

  • All necessary steps in experiment and reporting are followed in the correct order
  • Clear presentation of results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)

Evidence of the understanding of the topic

  • Explanation of possible error in the experiment
  • Interpretation of results

Professional presentation

  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology, conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results

Please note that the practical assessment is a team activity. Still, the practical report is an individual submission , and each student should do their own analysis and explanations based on the activity they have carried out.

A similarity check will be always done before marking the submitted assignments for all reports. Upon detection of any plagiarism including i) similarity between submitted reports within the same cohort or ii) with the previous cohorts or iii) submitted works to other institutes or iv) using the material provided by cheating websites will result in failing that assignment without marking and the student will be reported to the CQU Academic Misconduct team for further actions.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See Moodle for more detail and description.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise and discuss basic concepts and principles of Engineering Surveying
  • Carry out basic surveying and mapping activities such as measurement of ground elevation, angle and distance measurements and detailed surveying using appropriate surveying equipment
  • Select and apply appropriate computing techniques to analyse and process surveying field measurement data
  • Apply surveying principles in civil and mining engineering works such as setting-out, earth work calculations and underground surveying
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication and teamwork


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?