Solid Wastes to Sustainable Resources

Subject 421-606 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 Hours and 2 site visits; Non contact time commitment 84 Hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: An Engineering undergraduate degree
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Graham A. Moore


Dr Graham Moore
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: +61 3 8344 6808
Subject Overview: Lectures, syndicate work and excursions on the properties of solid wastes and pollutants, the categories and classes of solid wastes, municipal solid wastes, cleaner production, industrial wastes; disposal techniques.
Objectives: On successful completion, students will be able to:
  • describe the major environmental problems caused by inappropriate production and disposal of solid by-products manufacturing and consumption
  • identify and describe the role of various systems of treatment of hazardous wastes
  • classify and model sources of solid wastes
  • conduct life cycle analysis and cleaner production assessments
  • apply principles of sustainable development to the management of solid by-products
  • conduct conceptual designs to enable the avoidance, minimization, recycling, re-use and treatment of solid by-products
  • analyse the role regulatory systems in solid wastes management
Assessment: Four assignments and one seminar presentation totalling 5,000 words equivalent.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Safety boots required for site visits.

This subject replaces:
421-606 Solid Wastes to Sustainable Resources
Related Course(s): Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Coursework)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Water Resource Management

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