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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 299 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
Points 0 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 20 October 2018)
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SURV 203 and SURV 204
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 that the camp runs for.
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.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should
  • Have been introduced to a software package that will produce acceptable roading plans
  • Have designed and checked a road using the software package that they have been introduced to
  • 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 (ie 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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1st Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 20 October 2018)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system