49116 Contaminated Site and Waste Remediation6cp; block
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
An understanding of chemistry (high school or first year university) is strongly recommended
There is an increasing need to identify, investigate and then remediate contaminated sites. Practitioners should be able to conceptualise these systems in order to predict contaminant distribution, fate and transport, and ultimately manage these sites. This can be technically challenging due to complex biogeophysical interactions between waste, rocks, water and microbes along with uncertainties associated with defining these systems. This subject provides an opportunity to undertake site investigation, modelling and site management on a complex hypothetical contaminated site. This enables students to gain experience in designing a soil or groundwater investigation and sampling program along with predicting contaminant behaviour and ultimately managing the site. An integral part of the subject is presenting these project outcomes in professionally relevant ways.
Summer session, City campus
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