Course Title: Environmental Elective F

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Environmental Elective F

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr Jeff Hughes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is intended to extend the student’s knowledge of the environment through the study of the topics of human impacts on soil and water and hazardous waste management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Communication skills and real-world perspectives are developed by way of field trip activities and reports.
On completion of this course students should have the ability to:
• Identify the factors necessary to aid a solution to an environmental problem
• Communicate ideas with a well developed level of written communication
• Critically assess and evaluate factual information on environmental problems

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:-
A workshop on the tests used in the field to assess soils
5 field trips to assess environmental impacts on soil and water and to observe waste treatment facilities
An assignment to research and report on methods of treatment of solid wastes

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided in the learning hub with lists of resources that can be accessed such as online sites, videos and other material that can be borrowed from the lecturers.

Overview of Assessment

Students will be required to submit field trip reports on each of the field trips and an assignment on hazardous wastes. In these reports students will critically assess what they have seen and learnt from the trips.