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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to systems analysis, input output analysis, and lifecycle assessment approaches to examine complex resource recovery solutions in local and global contexts. Students will gain a deep understanding of social and economic processes and pressures that challenge resource recovery. This unit is underpinned by the overriding philosophy of source reduction of waste generation.

Unit content

Topic 1: Global waste production

Topic 2: Waste management and the resource recovery cycle

Topic 3: Social and political considerations for sustainable waste management and resource recovery

Topic 4: Collecting and using meaningful data

Topic 5: Environmental and economic considerations for sustainable waste management and resource recovery

Topic 6: Economic analysis for decision making

Topic 7: The economics of technology for enhancing resource recovery

Topic 8: Source reduction and social change

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
1explore the social, political and economic constructs of waste reduction and resource recaptureCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2analyse complex problems associated with source management of waste while treating waste as a resource CreativityCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3use creative thinking to develop innovative solutions to problems associated with resource recoveryCreativityCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4use economic analysis tools for decision making Communication and social skillsCultural competence
5apply knowledge of this discipline to contribute to solving multidimensional problemsCreativityCommunication and social skills
6understand the social complexity of global waste management and links to human well being.Communication and social skillsCultural competence

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

  1. explore the social, political and economic constructs of waste reduction and resource recapture
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. analyse complex problems associated with source management of waste while treating waste as a resource
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. use creative thinking to develop innovative solutions to problems associated with resource recovery
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. use economic analysis tools for decision making
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. apply knowledge of this discipline to contribute to solving multidimensional problems
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. understand the social complexity of global waste management and links to human well being.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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