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Unit details

SLE794 - Sustainability and Waste Management

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Enrolment modes:

(G, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2

Previously coded as:

SQE716

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:T Thornton
Prerequisite:

Nil

Contact hours:

Please refer to the Unit Guide for any details regarding the contact hours

Note:

Enrolments for Community-based delivery (CBD) students is managed by the Institute of Koorie Education.

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**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$3153$3307

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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