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SLE794 - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQE716

Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Nil

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The preferred approach to the production of wastes such as waste avoidance, reduction, reuse and recycling as well as the philosophy of cleaner production will be discussed in detail together with considerations of on-site or off-site treatment. Techniques of minimising waste by conducting audits and evaluating alternatives based on economic, technical and social aspects will be covered in greater detail. This will be linked to the development and implementation of waste management plans. The various disposal techniques available for a range of hazardous materials will be discussed, e.g. burial, incineration, co-generation, pre-treatment, storage and immobilisation. In addition, the issues relating to the collection, transport and disposal of municipal wastes will be examined in the context of their contribution to the overall waste problem in Australia. Various alternatives for reducing and disposing of this waste stream will be examined. Students will undertake a research project consisting of a detailed plan for evaluating waste production and developing options for minimising and/or recycling wastes.

Assessment

Site visit report 10%, practical report 20%, issues report 20%, assignment 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3487$3661

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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