Topographical Engineering

CVE20001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 38 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will 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 and map it using GIS software (K1, K2, K3
6. Generate high quality documentation and plans as part of a team (A2, A7)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.