ENEC12009 - Engineering Surveying

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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 the teamwork and communication skills necessary to implement such systems in the civil construction and mining industries. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 86.67% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 30.61% response rate.

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.

Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The unit content was informative and covered theoretical and practical aspects of surveying.
Recommendation
Continue to add more insightful and practical materials for Term 1, 2022.
Action Taken
More practical and real-world examples were added to the unit content, and this resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: 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, 2022.
Action Taken
More examples were discussed during the lecture/tute sessions to assist the students with a better understanding of the concepts.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The sessions recordings were helpful for online students and on-campus students if needed to re-watch the sessions.
Recommendation
Continue to upload the recordings after the sessions. The recordings will be uploaded in two separate videos, one for the lecture and one for the tutorial, to help students better access videos.
Action Taken
The recordings were edited and uploaded onto Moodle after the lecture/tutorial session.
Source: Moodle Website and email
Feedback
The staff had good technical knowledge, and the lecturer was really helpful through quick and comprehensive responses.
Recommendation
The same quality of support will be maintained in future offerings.
Action Taken
The same quality of support will be maintained in future offerings.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The practical class was really informative and a great way to be hands-on.
Recommendation
Continue to organise the practical sessions on all campuses. Videos demonstrating surveying equipment and their operation will be shown and discussed in the lecture sessions to highlight the importance and usefulness of the practical in understanding surveying.
Action Taken
This year, in spite of the wet weather in QLD, the practical sessions were held. in addition, videos of surveying equipment and operations were prepared and shown to the students in an attempt to demonstrate the use of the equipment in practice. The same quality of assignments was generated and given to the students.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The tutorial sessions are better after the lecture sessions.
Recommendation
The tutorial Questions will be discussed after the lecture delivery. Drop-in sessions will be considered for those who have questions about the unit contents.
Action Taken
The tutorial questions were discussed after the lecture delivery.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
Feedback given on assignments needs more attention.
Recommendation
The feedback on assignments will be provided within the timeframe in the next offerings.
Action Taken
The feedback was returned to the students within the given time frame. More detailed feedback on assignments will be given to the students in the next offerings.
Source: Moodle Site
Feedback
The reading activities and weekly video resources were well organised and executed.
Recommendation
Continue to add more insightful and practical materials for Term 1, 2023.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Site
Feedback
The students would benefit from more detailed feedback on the assignments.
Recommendation
More detailed feedback on assignments will be given to the students in the next offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Site
Feedback
Holding extra sessions to help students with assignments around hand-in time would be very beneficial.
Recommendation
Drop-in sessions will be considered for those who have questions about the unit contents and assignments.
Action Taken
Nil.
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.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N)
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N)
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N)
Intermediate
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I 5N)
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5N)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2I 3N 4I 5N)
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I 5N 6N)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5I 6N )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 3I 4N 5I 6N)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 2N 3N 4N 5N 6I)

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10