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SLE320 - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management

Unit details

Year2015 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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