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Surveying 2 KGG220



Students are required to purchase a scientific programmable calculator (e.g. HP50g) and associated Quickclose computational programs for this unit.


KGG220 continues from KGG255, developing a broader knowledge relating to the use and application of precise instrumentation and measurement methodologies in the field of surveying.

This unit develops students' skills in using optical levels and electronic total stations and provides experience in a range of precision survey techniques using these instruments. Survey methodologies, instrument calibration and computational requirements for precise levelling, trigonometric heighting, resection, traversing and detail surveying are examined both in lectures and in practical experiences. Students will use hand-held calculators (HP50g) and LISCAD software to reduce field observations and create survey plans from their practical work. The unit will also introduce students to the concepts and methodologies required to present and interpret survey data referenced to the Map Grid of Australia (MGA).


Unit name Surveying 2
Unit code KGG220
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Teaching staff

Dr R Hurd

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,613.00 031101

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Teaching Pattern

26 lectures (1hr), 13 tutorials (1hr) and 13 practicals (3hr)


3-hr exam (40%), Practical Exam (10%), Practical/Assignment reports (50%)

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