Topographical Engineering

CVE20001, formerly HES2131 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 68 hours

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with an introduction to and application of surveying theory and fieldwork techniques, including data analysis.
After successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:
1. Use an automatic level. (K1, K3, S1)
2. Use a Total Station to undertake a traverse. (K1, K3, S1)
3. Quantify a distance to an accuracy of 1:6000 or better. (K1, K2, K3)
4. Quantify an angle/Bearing to an accuracy of 10” of arc or better. (K1, K2, K3)
5. Quantify and analyse digital data. (K1, K2, K3)
6. Generate high quality documentation and plans as part of a team. (A2, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.