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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explore the social, political and economic constructs of waste reduction and resource recapture
2analyse complex problems associated with source management of waste while treating waste as a resource
3use creative thinking to develop innovative solutions to problems associated with resource recovery
4use economic analysis tools for decision making
5apply knowledge of this discipline to contribute to solving multidimensional problems
6understand the social complexity of global waste management and links to human well being.

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

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

Teaching and assessment

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