RSNR301 Pollution Management

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Updated: 16 April 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 72 cps or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions RSNR501
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units RSNR501 - Pollution Management
Coordinator(s) Susan Wilson (swilso24@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary issues in pollution and its management. Students examine pollution sources and effects, and methods to avoid and control pollution including the legal and administrative aspects. Topics include global atmospheric change; environmental risk assessment; air pollution; water pollution and water quality control; soil pollution and solid waste management; resource recovery and recycling and integrated pollution management. The unit considers the proactive approach of reducing and avoiding pollution, as well as its control.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material may be held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Pollution: Causes, Effects and Control

ISBN: 9781849736480
Harrison, R.M. Royal Society of Chemistry 5th ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Pollutant characterisation. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Assignment 2 15% 1500
Assessment Notes

Critique. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 3 25% 1500
Assessment Notes

Integrated Pollution Management. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Self Test 10%
Assessment Notes

Mini quiz. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of key concepts in environmental pollution and its management;
  2. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of general environmental pollution problems, cite some specific cases and be able to critically evaluate resource material;
  3. demonstrate critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve common environmental problems with intellectual independence; and
  4. communicate a clear, coherent and well-reasoned independent exposition of knowledge and ideas in pollution and its management.