School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Management of Waste
  • Unit Code

    SCI5110
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Eddie John VAN ETTEN

Description

This unit describes theprinciples and practices of managing solid and liquid wastes. It also addresses the handling of hazardous materials and provides students with the opportunity to develop strategies for dealing with waste management problems.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse waste problems and apply appropriate management solutions and technologies
  2. Apply waste minimisation principles to waste management problems.
  3. Describe waste management practices at the local and state government level to deal with solid and liquid wastes.
  4. Describe waste technologies for solid and liquid wastes.
  5. Identify the environmental issues associated with disposal of waste.
  6. Report and present to key stakeholders on solutions to a waste management problem.

Unit Content

  1. Cleaner production and waste minimisation.
  2. Community participation in waste disposal issues.
  3. Development of strategies and plans to deal with waste management issues.
  4. Environmental impacts associated with waste disposal, including hazardous waste.
  5. Factors influencing waste production, minimisation and disposal.
  6. Legal and administrative frameworks for dealing with waste.
  7. Management systems including collection and transfer practices, financial and pricing mechanisms and auditing.
  8. Principles and practice of waste management including definitions and terminology.
  9. Re-use, recycling, recovery and treatment.
  10. The technologies and management options available to deal with hazardous waste.
  11. Waste management regimes at the local and state government level.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Online Delivery or

Lectures, tutorials and laboratories

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyWaste Audit and Modules 1-225%
AssignmentModules 3-640%
AssignmentModules 7-935%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyWaste Audit and Modules 1-225%
AssignmentModules 3-640%
AssignmentModules 7-935%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Management of Waste
  • Unit Code

    SCI5110
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Eddie John VAN ETTEN

Description

This unit describes theprinciples and practices of managing solid and liquid wastes. It also addresses the handling of hazardous materials and provides students with the opportunity to develop strategies for dealing with waste management problems.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse waste problems and apply appropriate management solutions and technologies
  2. Apply waste minimisation principles to waste management problems.
  3. Describe waste management practices at the local and state government level to deal with solid and liquid wastes.
  4. Describe waste technologies for solid and liquid wastes.
  5. Identify the environmental issues associated with disposal of waste.
  6. Report and present to key stakeholders on solutions to a waste management problem.

Unit Content

  1. Cleaner production and waste minimisation.
  2. Community participation in waste disposal issues.
  3. Development of strategies and plans to deal with waste management issues.
  4. Environmental impacts associated with waste disposal, including hazardous waste.
  5. Factors influencing waste production, minimisation and disposal.
  6. Legal and administrative frameworks for dealing with waste.
  7. Management systems including collection and transfer practices, financial and pricing mechanisms and auditing.
  8. Principles and practice of waste management including definitions and terminology.
  9. Re-use, recycling, recovery and treatment.
  10. The technologies and management options available to deal with hazardous waste.
  11. Waste management regimes at the local and state government level.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Online Delivery or

Lectures, tutorials and laboratories

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyWaste Audit and Modules 1-225%
AssignmentModules 3-640%
AssignmentModules 7-935%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Case StudyWaste Audit and Modules 1-225%
AssignmentModules 3-640%
AssignmentModules 7-935%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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