Course Title: Emission and Waste Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Emission and Waste Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ENVI1156

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010

ENVI1156

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Melissa Neave

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 2512

Course Coordinator Email:melissa.neave@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.7.27


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

Based on your engagement with the course materials and your participation in seminar discussions, you will be introduced to a range of sources relating to emissions and wastes and their impacts, as well as to factors (technical, economic, social, environmental and political) which influence attitudes and practice in relation to emissions and wastes. The course will build on this introduction to consider the varying nature of legislative policy and management responses to emissions and wastes, examining a broad range of regulatory and non-regulatory drivers for improved management and practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of the nature, extent and impact of emissions to air, water and land in urban and regional areas, and to enable you to identify and critically evaluate policy and management options for their prevention and control. Case studies of current practice and identification of future options will form an important component of the course. The course will enable you to: appreciate the nature, extent and impacts of emissions to air, water and land, and where these mainly occur; identify and evaluate current management options for preventing or controlling emissions; analyse current legal and policy responses from government and private corporations, and analyse future management and policy alternatives that are available – thereby allowing you to assess the more useful approaches.



Overview of Learning Activities

You will be able to engage in a variety of lectures and smaller classes.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to use a prescribed text.


Overview of Assessment

You will be able to prepare assessment tasks with a total word length or equivalent of 5,000 words.