|Short Description:||Spatial Science for Engineers|
|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|
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.