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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the complexities of waste management and associated technologies in industry and community settings. The waste management industry is worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually and all communities must deal with this issue. This unit uses case studies, practical and field experiences and a multidisciplinary approach to explore the expanding range of technologies to manage waste in appropriate and effective ways.

Unit content

  1. Types of waste
  2. Waste disposal
  3. Waste minimisation
  4. Dealing with difficult waste
  5. Site remediation and rehabilitation.
  6. Life cycle assessment
  7. Waste management technology in industry
  8. Waste management in the community
  9. Waste policy
  10. The future

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
1describe types of waste, their impacts on the environment and understand waste disposal problems and methodsKnowledge of a discipline
2explore waste minimisation technologies and strategiesKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3interpret and critically evaluate case studies, and field and laboratory experimental data CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4advise on waste management technologies and strategies for industry and communityCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. describe types of waste, their impacts on the environment and understand waste disposal problems and methods
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explore waste minimisation technologies and strategies
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. interpret and critically evaluate case studies, and field and laboratory experimental data
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. advise on waste management technologies and strategies for industry and community
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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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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