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# SVY1102 Surveying A

 Semester 1, 2021 Online Short Description: Surveying A 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

## Staffing

Examiner: Jessica Smith

## Synopsis

Surveying is the science of measuring and mapping features on the Earth's surface. Mapping of features is an important step for the transformation of ideas into reality for projects requiring the development of land and infrastructure. The services of the surveyor may be required at many stages for a construction project or the development of land. This course introduces the student to surveying equipment, services, theory, measurement techniques and survey calculation's at an introductory level.

## Objectives

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

1. express a broad understanding of surveying theory and its application;
2. describe a range of surveying field practices;
3. demonstrate and apply angular measurement methods;
4. demonstrate and apply distance measurement methods;
5. demonstrate and apply survey adjustment techniques to data from a survey traverse;
6. solve plane coordinate problems;
7. solve area and volumetric problems; and
8. use an automatic level to undertake a level traverse and correctly reduce the data.

## Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Basic Principles of Surveying Theory 12.00
2. Trigonometric Functions 4.00
3. Plane Coordinate Calculations 12.00
4. Levelling 12.00
5. Distance Measurement 12.00
6. Angular Measurement 12.00
7. Traversing and traverse computations/adjustments 20.00
8. Area & Volumetric Calculations 12.00
9. Minor Equipment 4.00

## 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=2021&sem=01&subject1=SVY1102)

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.
Bannister, A, Raymond, S & Baker, R 1998, Surveying, 7th edn, Pearson Education, Harlow, England.
Ghilani, CD & Wolf, PR 2018, Elementary surveying: an introduction to geomatics, 15th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
McCormac, JC, Sarasua, W & Davis, W 2012, Surveying, 6th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
Uren, J & Price, WF 2010, Surveying for engineers, 5th edn, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, England.

Activity Hours
Assessments 45.00
Directed Study 52.00
Examinations 2.00
Private Study 56.00

## Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
ON-LINE QUIZ 150 15 14 Apr 2021 1,6
ASSIGNMENT 1 250 25 17 May 2021 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9
OPEN EXAMINATION - ONLINE 600 60 End S1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (see note 1)

Notes
1. This will be an online exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.

## Important assessment information

1. Attendance requirements:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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 assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

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 in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks 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 weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

6. Examination information:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are:
An Open Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material and a calculator during the examination.

Requirements after S1 2021:

In a Restricted Examination, candidates are allowed access to specific materials during the examination. The only materials that candidates may use in the restricted examination for this course are: writing materials (non-electronic and free from material which could give the student an unfair advantage in the examination); handheld battery powered programmable calculators (students must indicate on their examination paper the make and model of any calculator(s) they use during the examination); one A4 page annotated formula sheet (formula sheet is provided on StudyDesk prior to Examination).

7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Normally Deferred and Supplementary Examinations are held in the next Examination period. In S1 2021 selected courses will pilot an early Deferred and Supplementary Examination period held within 30 business days of results release. The list of courses involved can be found at https://cmsauth.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/exams/supplementary-and-deferred-assessment.

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 one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Make up), IS (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination) or ISM (Incomplete -Supplementary Examination and Make up). A temporary 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

## Other requirements

1. Students need to use a Scientific Calculator.

Date printed 18 June 2021