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SVY1901 Surveying and Spatial Science Practice 1

Semester 1, 2013 External Toowoomba
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Surveying & Spatial Science
Version produced : 16 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Albert Kon-Fook Chong
Moderator: Shane Simmons

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: SVY1102 and SVY1110 and GIS1401

Synopsis

The practice course seeks to develop competency in the use of a variety of survey instruments, calculations and practices. This course provides a broad introduction to surveying methodology and practices. Students will have the opportunity to select and complete four workshops that best reflect their needs for practical instruction.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. operate basic survey equipment, including automatic levels and theodolites;
  2. perform calculations required for basic surveying tasks including level traverse reduction and Bowditch traverse adjustment;
  3. use computer aided drafting, geographic information system and civil design software at a foundation level;
  4. develop survey party leadership skills and work as part of a team; and
  5. present surveying results at an appropriate level of communication and presentation skill.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Survey instruments including automatic levels and theodolites 40.00
2. Survey calculations 20.00
3. Survey practices 40.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=SVY1901)

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  • Basic drawing implements.
  • Scientific calculator.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • GIS1401 Geographic data presentation: external study package, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
  • SVY1102 Surveying A: external study package, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
  • SVY1110 Introduction to GPS: external study package, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Laboratory or Practical Classes 30.00
Lectures 2.00
Report Writing 18.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
REPORTS & PRACTICAL WORK 1 100 25 Feb 2013 (see note 1)

NOTES
  1. The Examiner shall notify students of the due dates for the assessments at the residential school.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    This course requires attendance at a residential school It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete the practical component of this course, students must complete all of the practical and other activities and submit all reports by the due date.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Practical reports submitted after the due date will not be assessed.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade, students must complete at least 90% of the practical and other activities at a satisfactory standard, as stated in the course Assessment Scheme.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade, under the requirements in 4 above, will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.

  6. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email

  7. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  8. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.

  9. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  10. Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing