CIVL 7008 Advanced Waste Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301017

Coordinator Dharmappa Hagare Opens in new window

Description This unit covers sources, identification and characterisation of solid and hazardous waste generated from the community. Sustainable management of waste incorporating minimisation, recycle, recovery and disposable options is discussed. Also, atmospheric pollutants and their control, greenhouse gases and their impact on climate change are examined.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Evaluate the technologies available for controlling the major atmospheric pollutants.
  2. Systematically evaluate the drivers for climate change and discuss their impact at global level.
  3. Classify the solid and hazardous waste produced and analyse its transportation and disposal options.
  4. Apply risk assessment principles to manage hazardous waste in a sustainable way.
  5. Apply advanced tools such as, life cycle analysis, to locate and design landfill sites for both urban and rural areas.
  6. Assess waste disposal options, and recovery and recycling of materials in terms of triple bottom line objectives.

Subject Content

1. Solid and hazardous waste classification, transportation and processing.
2. Treatment and disposal options for solid and hazardous waste.
3. Risk assessment and management as applied to hazardous waste.
4. Landfill site location and design, and its sustainable management.
5. Contaminant transport and accumulation.
6. Waste disposal options and recovery and recycling of materials, and their assessment against triple bottom line criteria.
7. Atmospheric pollutants and their control.
8. Climate change and its mitigation.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorial submissions and Quizzes 1 hour per quiz 15 N Individual
Report 4,000 words including tables, figures and pictures 30 N Individual
Report 2,000 words including figures, tables and pictures 5 N Group
Final Exam (Closed Book) 3 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


Subject Contact Dharmappa Hagare Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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