Sustainable Waste Management
Your upfront cost: $0
- 30 Aug 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- identify and classify key characteristics of waste in order to interpret major challenges of waste management system
- analyse various concept, principles, theories and practices of waste management system particularly in the global and local context
- compare, analyse and explain links between waste management and the built environment in the context of sustainability
- compare and synthesise theories and practices to design and develop an appropriate waste management system
- Introduction to Waste Management Composition and Characterization of Waste
- Waste Collection and Transportation
- Waste Prevention and Recycling
- Waste Treatment and Disposal
- Challenges of Waste Management System
- Construction and Demolition Waste Management
- Hazardous and Radio-active Waste Management
- Emerging ‘Zero Waste’ Concept Waste Management: Case Studies Life Cycle Design and Environmental Assessments
- Regulatory Policies and Strategies
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
The subject will provide an overview of the concepts and principles of sustainable waste management. A critical approach to theories, techniques and methods of sustainable waste and resource management will be introduced in the course to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding on waste management. The subject will cover the subject areas of perceptions of waste, classification and characterization of waste, waste audit, 3R principles, waste collection, transportation, treatment technologies and safe disposal, performance evaluation, and strategy and policy regulation. In addition, the subject will cover the emerging concept of waste management such as ‘zero-waste’ in the context of circular economy.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Site visit Report (35%)
- Case Study Report (50%)
- Non-invigilated Test (15%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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