COURSE NAME DISPOSAL TECHNOLOGY
COURSE CODE: SCT4053
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR ABDUL RAHMAN BIN HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is an exposure to the existing and new technologies applied in the disposal of various types of waste.  It also encourages the necessary behavioural change to improve environmental, social and economic benefits associated with waste management.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: Semester VII / Year 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENTLEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

O

 

0

P

 

0

SCL

 

1

 91

L + T + P + O = 120  HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: The module aims to:

·         To acquire and apply knowledge of waste management and disposal technology.

·         To solve authentic problems of waste management and technology scientifically and critically.

·         To acquire and disseminate information related to waste disposal technology as well as to demonstrate an aptitude of life-long learning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Differentiate the new regulation, management requirements and technologies for storage, transfer, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste (LO1- C4).

2.     Solve problems related to various management and treatment processes, handling, storage, and recovery between the solid and industrial waste (LO3-P3, TS3).

3.     Share thoughts on the strength and impact of the existing waste management system to improve environmental, social and economic benefits (LO7 -A3, LL2).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills, good interpersonal communication skills, team spirit and leadership skills through a process of formal lectures and oral presentations.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, using authentic materials from various resources.

Assessment strategy:

·         Formative

·         Summative

SYNOPSIS:

 

The environmental issues in industrial and developing countries throughout the world are emphasized on how to best manage different types of waste, i.e. hazardous waste or so called industrial waste. In line with that, this course provides innovative management methods and technologies for on-site storage, transfer, treatment, ultimate disposal and recovery. A comprehensive look at the solid waste and hazardous waste regulations will also be done in this course.  Technologies of issues of underground disposal and landfills for poor-quality land improvement will also be addressed.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, assignments and project
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%) Assessment Method
Cognitive (C)

Psychomotor (P)

Affective (A)

30%

20%

10%

·  Tests

·  Quizzes

·  Assignment (Industrial Project)

·  Presentation

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40% ·  Structure type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE Bernd B., Georg H., Klaus M. 1997. Waste Management. Springer
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.    Charles R. R. 1995. Waste Management and Resource Recovery. Lewis Publisher.

2.    Ralph H, Tim G., Karli V. 2009. Life Cycle Assessment: Principles, Practice and Prospects. CSIRO Publishing.

3.    Peter P. C. 2009. Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management. John Wiley and Sons.

4.    Filemon A. U. 2008.  Solid Waste Management: Principles and Practices. UP Press.