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Surveying 3 KGG320


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In this unit students apply previously acquired knowledge of spatial measurement techniques, instrumentation and software to a range of specific surveying tasks e.g. industrial metrology, construction surveying (monument selection, control networks and set out techniques), road design (horizontal and vertical curves), deformation and monitoring applications, hydrographic surveying, cadastral surveying and GNSS surveying. Case studies and guest lectures from professional practitioners are a key feature of this unit, and provide a real-world context to the material covered in lectures and the best-practice element to tasks undertaken in practical and tutorial sessions. Students are also introduced to the professional aspects of a surveyor's role in society and in particular, the importance of ethics and accountability in the work that they do.


Unit name Surveying 3
Unit code KGG320
Credit points 12.5
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 an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • appraise a range of surveying methodologies to determine the most appropriate technique for specialist surveying problems.
  • apply best-practice procedures in survey data collection and processing to address complex surveying tasks.
  • evaluate survey measurement techniques and results with respect to industry standards.
  • explain the role of a surveyor across a range of industry applications.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031101 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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Teaching Pattern

26 hours workshops (120 minutes per week), 13 hours tutorials (60 minutes per week), 39 hours practical work (3 hours per week) per semester

AssessmentExam (30%)|Review of the Surveying Industry (20%)|Engineering Surveying Practical Report (20%)|Cadastral Surveying Practical Report (20%)|Practical Test (10%)
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