|Online||Session 2||Session 2|
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.
Topic 1: Global waste production
Topic 2: Resource recovery cycle
Topic 3: Social and political considerations for resource recovery
Topic 4: Economics of resource recovery
Topic 5: Collecting and using meaningful data
Topic 6: Economic analysis for decision making
Topic 7: Technology for enhancing resource recovery
Topic 8: Making society value waste
Topic 9: Source reduction
Topic 10: Social change
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 well being.||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.