This unit will introduce you to field methodologies and equipment, calculations and analysis techniques used in surveying. This includes an overview of instrumentation and applications; elementary data collection; measurement of length, direction, azimuth, angles, etc.; theory and use of the theodolite and level, electromagnetic distance measurement (EDM) and total station; and computational methods for data reduction. This unit includes an introduction to analysis of observations, including the scope and nature of statistical analysis, error theory and error propagation.
|Unit name||Surveying 1|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Rachael Hurd|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply professional methodologies for survey data collection with specialised equipment
- Explain the error sources that affect survey results across a range of standard equipment and methodologies.
- Analyse the results of surveys with respect to standards and statistical measures.
- Compile field records in a professional manner.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 x 1-hour lectures, 1 x 1-hour tutorial, 1 x 3-hour practical per week.
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Practical Report 1 (15%)|Practical Report 2 (10%)|Practical Report 3 (15%)|Practical Report 4 (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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