RSNR501 Pollution Management

Updated: 21 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus 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 paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ENVE433 or ENVE533 or ENVE436 or ENVE536 or RSNR301
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 RSNR301 - Pollution Management
Coordinator(s) Susan Wilson (swilso24@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides an introduction to pollution management and examines the sources, effects and means of controlling/avoiding pollution including the legal and administrative aspects of pollution. Topics covered include global atmospheric change; environmental risk assessment; air pollution; water pollution; water quality control; solid waste management and resource recovery; and integrated pollution management. The unit adopts a proactive approach to reducing/avoiding pollution rather than a regressive control approach.

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 is 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

Online Posting. 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

Climate Change 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% 2000
Assessment Notes

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

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Online Assessment 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. 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 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: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of the key concepts relating to environmental problems;
  2. understand decision-making concepts and processes as they relate to environmental planning, design and management;
  3. demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of general environmental problems, to be aware of some specific cases and be able to critically evaluate material in the popular press;
  4. demonstrate high proficiency in critical thinking and evaluation of your own work and that of others in the area; and
  5. utilise and apply effective technical presentation techniques, advanced written and oral communication, computer and professional skills to the extent that you will be adept at providing a sound and reasoned technical report and be able to present such material to a target audience.