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 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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MATH11218 Applied Mathematics or MATH11160 Technology Mathematics

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 45.76% 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
Feedback
The unit was structured well and the content covered in a way to ensure easy learning.
Recommendation
The good practice will continue for the next delivery.
Action Taken
Continued.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Well organised and informative practical work.
Recommendation
The good practice will continue for the next delivery.
Action Taken
Good practice is continued.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
It is better to have more detailed assessment feedback within two weeks to help learning.
Recommendation
Next year the unit coordinator will ensure more constructive feedback will be given within two weeks, as per policy.
Action Taken
More detailed assessment feedback have been given. Nonetheless, more need be done.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Practical class was really informative and great way to be hands on.
Recommendation
Encouraging students to be active in the practical class and highlighting the importance and usefulness of the practical in understanding surveying.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
The staff had good technical knowledge, lecturer was quick to answer questions.
Recommendation
Quick response to students quires is important and is it recommended in the future offering of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Feed back given on assignments needs more attention.
Recommendation
More detailed feedback need to be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
The lecturer should replay his lectures before uploading to echo as the audio quality in many lectures is very poor (loud boom noises due to being too close to the mic, etc.) and also when the lecturer used the white paper, the light was incorrectly positioned creating glare on the page making whatever he wrote unreadable.
Recommendation
"Audio quality of the recorded videos were poor and too much glare from the document camera".
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Marking rubric
Recommendation
It is recommended that a more detailed mark rubric for the practical report is prepared.
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

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

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
7 - Cross Cultural 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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment