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 2 - 2020

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

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.54% 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 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
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, 2020.
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 lecturer/coordinator was very skilled and organised. The unit was presented very well.
Recommendation
Continue to keep the same quality every year.
Action Taken
Maintained the effective and organised delivery of lectures for the unit.
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
This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the practical sessions were not held. However, videos of surveying equipment and operations were prepared and were shown to the students in an attempt to demonstrate the use of the equipment in practice. The same quality of assignments were generated and given to the students.
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
Quick and attentive responses to students' questions were maintained in this unit. Students were persuaded to participate in the discussion during the entire term, and they were encouraged to raise their questions in the Q&A Forum for the benefit of all.
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
This feedback could not be implemented this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This feedback will be considered in future offerings.
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
This feedback could not be implemented this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This feedback will be considered in future offerings.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
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, 2021.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle website
Feedback
The tutorial solutions are better to release before the tutorial sessions.
Recommendation
Will release tutorial solutions before the tutorial sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
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