Engineering Surveying is a key facet of all civil engineering practice. This unit of study promotes students’ knowledge and skills in the sub-discipline of surveying - including the ability to select and operate basic and specialised surveying equipment appropriate to specific engineering tasks. Students learn to perform an engineering survey and critically analyse survey data results to inform subsequent design and construction considerations. The development of survey practices from their origins to contemporary contexts is also addressed. Students work in small teams to carry out eight fieldwork projects drawn predominantly from the areas of building and road engineering. Each survey project involves project analysis, calculations, practical use of surveying equipment and project evaluation.
Topics include: Surveying reference and basic computations; Mapping, Vertical measurement and note keeping; Angular measurement and note keeping; Circular curves, Contours and Contouring; Area computations for polygons; Rectangular co-ordinates; Computations for earth works; Digital terrain models; Geographic positioning systems; and the Victorian land title system.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):