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SLE320 - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton


Any 2 level 2 units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Intensive: Students are expected to attend an intensive mode short course taught over 5 days.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Regulatory controls on waste management
  • Techniques for conducting waste audits
  • Use of life cycle analysis as a decision making tool
  • Waste minimisation, reuse and recycling techniques
  • Cleaner production techniques
  • Waste management technologies
  • Municipal waste management
  • Development of waste management strategies
  • Implementation of waste management systems


Practical assignment 10%, essay (2,000 words) 20%, scenario investigation (1,000 words) 10%, case study 40%, class test 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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