SEV331 - Waste Management Systems


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

8 credit points of units from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (S-coded units)



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour online workshop per week and 1 x 2 hour on-campus studio per week.

All students are required to attend and participate in project based activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x 1 hour online seminar per week.  

Students are required to engage in online learning for approximately 4 hours per week during the trimester.  All students must attend and participate in team based learning activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive week (typically week 6).


This units has been designed to help students understand and investigate systems for the management of municipal and industrial solid waste, hazardous waste and consider industrial liquid waste management. It is part of a series of units looking at pollution and waste management within the environmental engineering program. Students will work through the evolution of waste management through an industry-based project that will allow students to develop a waste management plan and provide and evaluate the designs for a solid waste management system, such as a landfill or composting system. Through this process of design, implementation and evaluation of systems and procedures, students will learn the practice of resource and waste management in modern society.

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