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SVY3306 Cadastral Surveying (New South Wales)

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Cadastral Surveying (NSW)
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 031101 - Surveying
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 March 2019

Staffing

Examiner: Jessica Smith

Requisites

Pre-requisite: (SVY1102 and SVY1104) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCNS or GCST or GDNS or GDST or MSST or MENS

Rationale

Cadastral surveying refers to those surveys involving the description of land boundaries and requires a thorough knowledge of the current cadastral system for the registration of land. The majority of survey graduates will have some involvement with cadastral surveying during their career, if not for the whole of their careers, and need to be introduced to the underlying principles. Knowledge of cadastral surveying, cadastral systems and boundary reinstatement is essential for land surveyors, this course provides the foundation knowledge for land surveyors to be eligible for registration within state jurisdictions.

Synopsis

In this course students will be introduced to the New South Wales statutory and common law relating to cadastral surveying, cadastral surveyors and land registration as per State legislation. Students will be able to outline the historical and current survey requirements for Queensland and select appropriate field measuring techniques, field checking procedures, marking requirements and drafting standards for cadastral surveys. A significant component of the course will be develop skills to solve and perform cadastral boundary reinstatement calculations for both rural and urban surveys and to categorise, apply and justify reinstatement principles for cadastral surveys.

Objectives

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

  1. apply New South Wales statutory and common law relating to cadastral surveying, cadastral surveyors and land registration as set out in various Acts and Regulations;
  2. outline the historical and current survey requirements for New South Wales including marking requirements;
  3. select appropriate field measuring techniques and field checking procedures for cadastral surveys;
  4. interpret, evaluate and prepare New South Wales cadastral survey plans using current drafting practices;
  5. solve and perform cadastral boundary reinstatement calculations for both rural and urban surveys;
  6. categorise, apply and justify reinstatement principles for cadastral surveys;

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Cadastral Surveys and Land 10.00
2. Regulating Surveyors and Cadastral Surveys in New South Wales 5.00
3. Evidence of Cadastral Boundaries 15.00
4. Planning and Field Procedure 15.00
5. Reinstatement Principles 15.00
6. Reinstatement Calculations 10.00
7. Reinstatement Practice 20.00
8. Current Marking Requirements in New South Wales 5.00
9. Plan Requirements in New South Wales 5.00

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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=SVY3306)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 42.00
Directed Study 52.00
Private Study 61.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Assignment 1 100 10 26 Aug 2019 1,3,5,6
Assignment 2 300 30 14 Oct 2019 1,2,4,5,6
2 Hour Closed Exam 600 60 End S2 1,2,3,6 (see note 1)

Notes
  1. This will be a Closed exam. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities 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 an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.

  6. Examination information:
    CLOSED: Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into a closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  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. Referencing in assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. This guide can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing

Evaluation and benchmarking

In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. forms part of the Associate Degree of Spatial Science, Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology and Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) and is benchmarked against the
o internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.
o professional accreditation standards of the Surveyors Board of Queensland

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware .

  2. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in this course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect the same grades as those students who do possess them.