SEV331 - Waste Management Systems


2021 unit information

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

Must have completed 8 credit points from 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).


Transforming waste to valuable resources is the focus of this project based unit. 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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