Module title: Waste Management

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV11124
Module leader: Jeremy Strang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

None

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jeremy Strang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-3 Each face-to-face activity uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discussion, case analaysis to develop student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Students take part in developmental exercises so as to better understand their personal skills and attributes and how to develop them to increase their employability. Their PDP is considered an integral part of this development as they are encouraged to reflect on what they have learned in the module and apply it to their personal situation.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Assessment 1 is a piece of continuous assessement (coursework) and provides the opportunity to give students formative feedback on their progress. Assessment 2 is an examination and is designed to give students both formative and summative feedback on several aspects of the learning process that can be applied to other learning situations. Assessment 1 will test a student's understanding and competence in LO1 and LO2. Assessment 2 will test a student's competence and understanding in all the three learning outcomes under examination conditions.

Research/teaching linkages
At several points during the module the students are introduced to relevant research to underpin their learning. Students are also expected to undertake personal research for the assessments, which builds their research skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
. Module materials use a mix of examples from different cultural backgrounds to ensure that diversity is effectively dealt with. The module is taken by students from a wide variety of programmes - the module materials recognise this diversity.

Internationalisation
Students on the module come from a wide ethnic and cultural mix.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Tutorial 13
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction to Waste and Recycling
Waste arising, volumes, disposal, historical perspective, UK and other nation state comparisons

Waste management options
Reduce, reuse, recycle, residue.

Residuals management
Disposal options

Student-led case study
A recycling or waste management option selected for more detailed analysis

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: To investigate and understand domestic, EU and international resource use and associated waste management options and consequences
LO2: To analyse real-life case studies and identify key factors influencing resource and waste management strategies.
LO3: To evaluate the effectiveness of different resource and waste management strategies from an economic, technical and environmental perspective.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Waste Management