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SURV297 Land Development Field Course

Application of fundamental land development techniques. Digital data acquisition and processing for road design and associated engineering calculations. Plan production using road design software packages.

SURV 297 is a compulsory paper for the BSc in Land Planning and Development. This paper is a 1-week intensive field camp that applies the concepts and theories relating to road design that are introduced to students during their 200-level papers and allows them to experience a real-world example of computer design using industry standard software.

Paper title Land Development Field Course
Paper code SURV297
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.0000
Points 0 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (14 October 2019 - 19 October 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $.00

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Prerequisite
SURV 203 and SURV 204
Eligibility

Only students enrolled in a BSc Land Planning and Development are eligible for this paper.

Contact
Fraser Jopson
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Fraser Jopson
Lecturer and Field Supervisor: Mr James Bazsika
Lecturer and Computer Supervisor: Mr Kelly Gragg
Demonstrators: Senior surveying students
Paper Structure
The field camp covers two main areas of road design. They are:
  • Completing calculations relating to roading and culvert design
  • Undertaking roading and earthworks design using an industry-standard computer program and producing plans suitable for actual use
Teaching Arrangements

SURV 297 is completed as a 1-week field camp. All lectures, instruction on the use of the computer program, design work, calculations and the production of plans and report are completed during the five-day period over which the camp runs.

Textbooks
No textbooks are required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper should

  • Have been introduced to an industry-standard software package that will produce acceptable roading plans
  • Have designed and checked a road using the software package to which they have been introduced
  • Have completed all of the calculation and checks required to confirm that the software package has produced correct road plans
  • Have produced a complete set of roading plans (i.e. a plan, a longsection, and two cross-sections plan to the required specifications)
  • Have demonstarted their proficiency in using suitable survey software and technologies to complete all of the required tasks

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (14 October 2019 - 19 October 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-22:50 42
Tuesday 08:00-22:50 42
Wednesday 08:00-22:50 42
Thursday 08:00-22:50 42
Friday 08:00-22:50 42

Application of fundamental land development techniques. Digital data acquisition and processing for road design and associated engineering calculations. Plan production using road design software packages.

SURV 297 is a compulsory paper for the BSc in Land Planning and Development. This paper is a 1-week intensive field camp that applies the concepts and theories relating to road design that are introduced to students during their 200-level papers and allows them to experience a real-world example of computer design using industry standard software.

Paper title Land Development Field Course
Paper code SURV297
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.0000
Points 0 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (8 October 2020 - 30 October 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $.00

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Prerequisite
SURV 203 and SURV 204
Eligibility

Only students enrolled in a BSc Land Planning and Development are eligible for this paper.

Contact

fraser.jopson@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Fraser Jopson
Lecturer and Field Supervisor: Mr James Bazsika
Lecturer and Computer Supervisor: Mr Kelly Gragg
Demonstrators: Senior surveying students
Paper Structure
The field camp covers two main areas of road design. They are:
  • Completing calculations relating to roading and culvert design
  • Undertaking roading and earthworks design using an industry-standard computer program and producing plans suitable for actual use
Teaching Arrangements

SURV 297 is completed as a 1-week field camp. All lectures, instruction on the use of the computer program, design work, calculations and the production of plans and report are completed during the five-day period over which the camp runs.

Textbooks
No textbooks are required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper should

  • Have been introduced to an industry-standard software package that will produce acceptable roading plans
  • Have designed and checked a road using the software package to which they have been introduced
  • Have completed all of the calculation and checks required to confirm that the software package has produced correct road plans
  • Have produced a complete set of roading plans (i.e. a plan, a longsection, and two cross-sections plan to the required specifications)
  • Have demonstarted their proficiency in using suitable survey software and technologies to complete all of the required tasks

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (8 October 2020 - 30 October 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-22:50 42
Tuesday 08:00-22:50 42
Wednesday 08:00-22:50 42
Thursday 08:00-22:50 42
Friday 08:00-22:50 42