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

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 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

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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: 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
Practical sessions were organised in all campuses and for Mixed-mode students. The importance of practical classes was explained to students.
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
Quick responses were provided to students' inquiries.
Source: Unit Evaluation Report
Feedback
Feed back given on assignments needs more attention.
Recommendation
More detailed feedback need to be provided.
Action Taken
Detailed feedback was provided to students.
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
The recordings were edited if needed.
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
Clear marking criteria were provided for the practical report. More clarification is recommended in the next offering.
Source: Moodle website
Feedback
The content of this unit was fantastic and helped students to understand surveying.
Recommendation
Continue to add more useful and practical materials for Term 1, 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
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, 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle website
Feedback
The lecturer/coordinator was very skilled and organised. The unit was presented very well.
Recommendation
Continue to keep the same quality every year.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle website
Feedback
The practical works and assignment one were very interesting and insightful. Both helped in better understanding of the unit.
Recommendation
Continue to keep the same or even better quality every year.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The lecturer was really helpful through quick and comprehensive responses.
Recommendation
Quick response to students is of high importance and the same quality of support is recommended in the future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
The practicals are better to move to later weeks (near mid sem). This way students have more of an understanding of surveying.
Recommendation
Will run the practical classes in Week 5 and 6 if possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Website
Feedback
For res school students, the practicals are better to run earlier - week 7 is quite late for something worth 50%.
Recommendation
Will run the practical classes in Week 5 and 6 if possible.
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