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# SVY1500 Spatial Science for Engineers

 Semester 2, 2022 Online Units : 1 Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment Student contribution band : Band 2 Grading basis : Graded Version produced : 27 June 2022

## Staffing

Examiner: Dev Raj Paudyal

## Overview

This course provides a basic introduction to the spatial sciences for students in the Engineering programs.

Many engineering projects are based on the location of an engineer designed structure (or structures) on a part of the Earth's surface. The construction of an engineered structure requires accurate surveying and spatial science skills to guarantee the establishment, alignment and fitting of structural or land components, and to ensure that all structures are positioned as designed. Investigation and location of engineering and development projects requires knowledge and input from spatial science professionals. Spatial science is an essential fundamental component in engineering planning, design, construction and monitoring processes. This course provides an understanding of the skills and role of spatial scientists, an introduction to surveying principles, fundamental elements of global positioning systems and the interpretation of spatial information.

## Course learning outcomes

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

1. outline activities that are undertaken by a surveyor, and solve fundamental surveying problems using mathematical techniques;
2. describe legal concepts relating to land ownership, land registration and cadastral survey systems;
3. calculate and check 3-Dimensional coordinates of points from surveyed information;
4. calculate areas and volumes of plane figures;
5. describe the fundamental elements of GNSS and evaluate the accuracy attainable from different GNSS techniques;
6. compare various sources of spatial information and methods of data presentation.

## Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to the Spatial Sciences 10.00
2. Geographic information systems 10.00
4. Photogrammetry and remote sensing 10.00
5. Height determination and levelling 10.00
6. Linear and angular measurement 10.00
7. Surveying operations, setting out and checking 10.00
8. Areas and volumes 10.00
9. Map projections and coordinate systems 10.00
10. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) fundamental and usage 10.00

## Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Handheld graphics/scientific/programmable calculator.