Introduction to Surveying (10355.1)
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|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to apply surveying techniques to meet the work standards expected by surveyors;
2. Interpret laws and regulations applicable to the building and construction industry; and
3. Use basic surveying equipment such as levels and theodolites and perform the calculations and reductions of observations associated with such equipment.
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The following texts are required for this and other units and MUST BE OBTAINED:
1. The Building Act 2004 (ACT) - pdf version can be obtained online - just complete a google search.
2. The Building Regulation 2008 (ACT) - pdf version can be obtained online - just complete a google search.
3. Australian House Building Manual 8th Edition by Allan Stains
4. Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works 6 edition
5. The Building Code of Australia Vol 2, which if a free electronic version as part of National Construction Code. Go to the Australian Building Codes Board and register for both Volumes. NCC 2016, Volume Two is a uniform set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures throughout Australia, which allows for variations in climate and geological or geographic conditions. Volume Two contains the requirements for Class 1 (residential) and Class 10 (non-habitable) buildings and structures. Adopted by States and Territories on 1 May 2016.
6. Other texts can be obtained from the libary
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assignment to be submitted through canvas before or on the due date
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in class discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6 credit point unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Delivery mode and expected attendance
This unit will be delivered on campus with weekly lectures and Tutorials, which students are expected to attend and participate at. The precise times and dates are outlined below. If minor changes to time tables are required, students will be advised in advance via Moodle and class announcements.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary proportionally. For example, for a 6cp unit the total notional workload over a semester or term is assumed to be 300 hours.
Late Penalties for assignments
Assignments are required to submitted via canvas on or before the due date
All late assignments attract a penalty of 5% deduction from the grade per calendar day.
Assignments submitted after the due date will only be assessed if a formal extension of time has been applied for and approved by the unit convenor prior to the submission due date.
Extensions will only be granted as per University of Canberra's academic assessment policy.
Required IT skills
Use of word processing, report writing, use of simple excel tables and drafting with CAD or by hand is applied in this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Introduction to Built Environment Management