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iv. Supervising Surveyor would involve Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs
the graduate in the calculation and execution of
engineering surveys. Objective:
Projects encountered by surveyors in practice
SPC Assessments involve management at various stages of the
A small calculation and setting out exercise at project. Good project management is essential.
UOT (1 day) (20%) Most of the work of a practicing survey is involved
A portfolio of setting out survey. (80%) development of property can be complex and
extensive. This work, within a broad definition of
cadastral surveying, requires a thorough
SP 718: ENGINEERING SURVEYING II understating of the requirements of applicable
legislation, state and local governments authorities
Credit Points: 4 and the registration authorities. On completion of
this subject, students should be able to:-
Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs 1. Acquire a good understanding of the legislation
and its effects on property development.
Objectives: 2. Carry out rural subdivision and residential
At the end of the course the students should be subdivision in utilizing subdivision application
able to:- procedures for small residential subdivision and
Under stand the basic concepts of construction subdivision design.
surveying 3. Apply procedures involved with rezoning and
Able to undertake setting out works for various subdivision applications and the complying
structures with the Physical Planning Act.
Use the modern instruments such as GPS and 4. Carry out office and field work associated with
Total Station instruments in construction an estate survey and project work on a
surveying subdivision containing a minimum of 20 lots.
Provide support in Mining surveys
Syllabus: Current Planning and Land Development
Concepts of construction surveying, Equipments, legislations. Submission processes. Rezoning and
Methods of control provision and general Applications. Practical aspects of Property
principles of positioning a structure Development.
Setting out works: Setting out works of buildings,
culverts, bridges, dams, slope of earthwork, Assessments:
pipelines, canals PTA Portfolio
Simple horizontal curves, Transitional curves, Documentation relating to a rezoning application.
Complex Vertical Curves Design of small subdivision.
Setting out of Roads and railways Documentation of a building units or group title
Tunnel surveys: Surface surveys and tunnel project.
alignment, underground surveys Documentation (perhaps using appropriate
Use of lasers and setting out works by Total station software) of stages and required inputs to a
instruments moderate land development project.
DTM and its use in construction surveys These projects would normally be jobs coming
through the firm and supervised and assessed by
the supervising Surveyor.
SP 719: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
SURVEYS SPC Assessments
Preparation of the documentation fro a rezoning
Credit Points: 4 application. (20%)
Design of a small subdivision. (20%)
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Lots calculations for the above. (20%) Documentation of a GPS project.
A computer based analysis of a land development Documentation of a GIS project.
These projects would be set, issued and assessed SPC Assessments
within the SPC. A mapping project would be set, issued and
assessed. (33 1/3%)
A GPS project would be planned, executed and
SP 720: GIS AND GPS processed. (33 1/3%)
A GIS project would be set using in-house
Credit Points: 4 software and data sets. (33 1/3%)
Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs
SP 721: PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND
Objectives: REMOTE SENSING
It is important that the use and application of
“state-of-art “technological advancement in the Credit Points: 4
field of spatial sciences, with particular emphasis
to obtaining measurements in space in aerial Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs
photography, photogrammetric mapping and tools
such as Geographic Information Systems and Objectives:
Global Positioning System are understood and are At the end of the course the students should be
able to be utilized. On completion of this subject, able to:-
students should be able to:- Demonstrate an understanding of use of aerial
1. Compile map specifications and plan mapping photographs in mapping,
projects in Photogrammetric Mapping. Define the geometry of aerial photographs
2. Prepare fight planning and costing exercise. Prepare plans and maps using aerial
3. Prepare brief, invitation to tender and photographs and Digital Photogrammetry
interviews. Understand the basic Remote Sensing
4. Carry out stereo plotting. Concepts
5. Compare GPS theory and practical applications Use satellite images for mapping the
of the methods to conventional surveying. topography as well as land use
6. Consider LIS/GIS technology and its practical
application in conventional surveying practice. Syllabus:
7. Digital photogrammetry applications Physics of Remote Sensing: Definition and Stages,
Electromagnetic radiation, Electromagnetic
Syllabus: Spectrum, Radiation Laws, Interaction Mechanism
Maps and Aerial Photographs; specifications, with Earth Features and Atmosphere, Atmospheric
planning and resources. Aerial Photography; flight Windows and bands, Spectral Reflectance Curve,
planning and costing, ground control, targeting and Real and Ideal Remote Sensing Systems.
photo identification, planning flight lines and aero Platform and Sensors: Orbital Characteristics and
triangulation. Brief and Invitation to Tender; initial coverages, Spectral, Spatial, Radiometric and
consideration, preparation for interview, Client Temporal Resolution, Photographic Systems,
interviews, photography, field compilation. Optical Mechanical Scanners, Pushbroom
Quality control, reproduction, and Production Scanners, Multi-band concepts – False Colour
specification. Stereo Plotting. Planning and costing Composites, Imaging and Sensors, Active and
a project. Control Surveys using GPS. LIS/ GIS. Passive Sensors, Microwave Remote Sensing.
Characteristics of various Satellite Systems:
Assessments: LANDSAT , SPOT, IRS, IKONOS, Quick bird,
PTA Portfolio Orbview, ESA, Radarsat, NOAA etc.
Documentation of a mapping project. Digital Image Processing: Statistics extraction,
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Radiometic and Geometric Corrections, Image 4. Process field data and preparation and
enhancement, Information extraction with specific presentation of $plan and written report.
reference to supervised classification for land
use/land cover. Syllabus:
Platforms for Aerial Photography, Classification of Detail Surveying; methods, equipment, data
aerial photographs, Aerial Camera its components requirements and data transfer. Specifications and
and types, Camera calibration, Types of films, costs. Projects, instructions, documents.
Photographic processing, Digital aerial Communication, plan and Specifications.
photography, Flight Planning Photogrammetric
Applications and products. Assessments:
Geometry of Aerial Photographs: Relief and tilt PTA Portfolio
distortions, Rectification and ortho-rectification, A portfolio of a detail DTM Survey
Planimetric map compilation. Stereo
Photogrammetry: Binocular and stereoscopic SPC Assessments
Vision, Photographic Overlap, Height A Detail/DTM survey and setting out survey
determination from stereo pairs – parallax would be done in the workplace and the portfolio
equation, Photogrammetric Instruments , Aerial and supervisor’s comments and assessments would
triangulation for control extension. Digital be submitted to the course coordinator.
photogrammetric system, DEM generation, digital (100%)
Application of Photogrammetry and Remote Assessment of students is continuous and is partly
Sensing in PNG, Integration with GIS by the practicing surveyors and partly full-time
staff of the Department. Both written work and
field performance is assessed. Practical and oral
SP 722: PROJECT SITE SURVEYS test is done at the end of the year and may be in
conjunction with the PNG Surveyors Board
Credit Points: 4 representatives.
Hours per Week: (3 + 3) hrs As the course is project orientated, students
complete tasks under practical conditions that are
Objectives: comparable to those performed in practice, thereby
A number of project work undertaken by making the course relevant to the current
practicing surveyors involves the acquisition of surveying practice and maintaining a high
comprehensive information about a variety of sites professional standard. Files on each job are opened
prior to development and construction. On and maintained by individual students during the
completion of design work and approval, duration of the course. In this way students
surveyors are also involved at critical stages in the develop systematic methods of dealing with jobs
construction process. It is essential that and carrying it through to completion. Such
professional surveyors involved in everyday records can assist students when they apply for
practice have a thorough understanding and jobs/employment after graduation.
knowledge of the requirements for these types of
surveys including the associated office and client Students should be provided with practice notes
consultation. On completion of this subject, and specimen file or plans in respect of each topic
students should be able to:- or job that is discussed. Discussions and exercises
1. Describe the equipment and techniques in are conducted and overseen by practicing, licensed
acquisition of field data and data transfer to surveyors on the staff of the Department of
an appropriate computer software package Surveying and Land Studies and prepare practice
using Total Stations. papers as part of their appointments to the
2. Prepare specifications and cost estimates. Surveying Department and can be recruited full
3. Carry out detail survey field project work. time staff or contracted as consultants (should be
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