Availabilities:

2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides students with detailed insight into dealing with hazardous and complex wastes and leachates. Innovative and practical approaches to treating, storing, and managing waste in various compartments of the environment will be explored. Case studies from mining, medical industries, agriculture and industrial processing will be used to highlight challenges in managing hazardous waste and identify solutions to reduce impacts on the environment.

Unit content

Creation of hazardous wastes and leachates

Hazardous waste and leachate characterisation

Hazardous waste producers

Waste storage and leachate containment

Identifying toxicity and waste detoxification

Dealing with storage failure

Strategies to mitigate hazardous waste

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and characterise types of hazardous waste and leachate Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2develop strategies for dealing with hazardous waste and leachatesIntellectual rigourCreativity
3solve complex problems associate with hazardous waste and leachate reduction and mitigationCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4understand the sources of hazardous waste and how leachates are produced.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and characterise types of hazardous waste and leachate
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. develop strategies for dealing with hazardous waste and leachates
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. solve complex problems associate with hazardous waste and leachate reduction and mitigation
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. understand the sources of hazardous waste and how leachates are produced.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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