SEV331 - Waste Engineering and Transformation Systems


2024 unit information

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

Must have completed 1 credit points from SLE133 or SLE155 and

Must have completed 8 credit points from S% coded units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SLE320
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour practical experiences (workshops) per week, 1 x 2 hour practical experience (studio) per week. Students are required to attend and participate in a site visit for the scheduled days during trimester intensive activities.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 2 x 1 hour seminars per week. Students are required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities, as well as a half-day site visit as detailed in the unit site.


Transforming waste to valuable resources is increasingly important to circular economy design and engineering practice. Through industry-related projects students will evaluate and design 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 develop a waste management plan and develop designs for a solid waste management system, such as a biogas landfill or composting system. Through this process of design and evaluation, students will learn leading practices, innovative technologies and engineering systems for avoiding and reusing waste and recovering valuable materials, nutrients and energy.

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