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.
About this paper
|Land Development Field Course
|1st Non standard period (16 October 2023 - 22 October 2023) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
|Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
- SURV 203 and SURV 204
Only students enrolled in a BSc Land Planning and Development are eligible for this paper.
- Teaching staff
- 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.
- 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 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