Introduces students to systems analysis, input output analysis, and life cycle 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 in the first instance.
Global waste productions and resource recovery cycle
Social, political and economic cost of resource recovery
Making waste valued by society
Collecting and using meaningful data
Economic analysis for decision making
Social change and technology for enhancing resource recovery
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Explore the social, political and economic constructs of waste reduction and resource recapture||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||Analyse complex problems associated with source management of waste while treating waste as a resource||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||Use creative thinking to develop innovative solutions to problems associated with resource recovery||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||Use economic analysis tools for decision making||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||Apply knowledge of this discipline to contribute to solving multidimensional problems||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|6||Understand the social complexity of global waste management and links to human wellbeing||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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