Waste is more than what people throw in the bin. There are numerous waste streams that can have a damaging environmental impact.
Coordinator: Associate Professor Lu Aye
Waste is more than just what people throw in the bin. There are air-borne emissions, liquid wastes that impact on water supplies as well as the complex waste streams produced by industry that can have toxic impacts on the environment.
Waste Management is concerned with the management of various waste streams. This specialisation focuses on waste avoidance and minimisation, best environmental practice and provides the tools for sound decision making at the design and implementation phases of waste management projects.
Students with an undergraduate degree in another discipline as a way to gain investigative and management skills as part of an engineering education, or those wanting to develop theoretical and practical skills for working in environmental control authorities, industry and elsewhere.
Example Career outcomes
- Environmental control officer
- Project manager
- Environmental Policy developer
- Environmental planner
- Environmental Educator
Study plan (200 point pathway)
Sustainability Governance and Leadership
Environmental Economics and Strategy
Water and Waste Water Management
Monitoring Environmental Impacts
Solid Wastes to Sustainable Resources
Environmental Risk Assessment
Statistics for Research Workers
Project Management and Design
Environmental Impact Assessment
Interdisciplinarity and the Environment
"I was promoted to Manager of the Waste Management Division immediately upon my return to Papua New Guinea because of the successful completion of my studies. Since I did a specialist course in Waste Management, the decision to appoint me was easily taken by management."