188751

Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability

An in-depth exploration of the life cycle and environmental issues of solid material resources upon which all economic production depends. Zero Waste is examined as a resource management paradigm shift in philosophy, policy, technology and practices focused on sustainable development.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

188751

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Natural Resource Management

Course planning information

Course notes

This course is internet based and students must have access to the Internet to be able to complete this course. This course is run over Semester 2 and Summer School.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Discuss zero waste as a developing paradigm and environmental management practice which contributes to global sustainability.
  • 2 Outline the basic properties, processes and challenges associated with commonly recycled material types.
  • 3 Critically analyse zero waste theory in relation to international and New Zealand best waste management practices, policies and technologies.
  • 4 Synthesise theoretical principles and technical knowledge with practical experience into local programme design, generating progress towards zero waste and sustainable development.
  • 5 Critically examine international and national zero waste focused policies, strategies and legislative/regulatory instruments as tools which drive change and influence the dynamic between Government, industry, communities and individuals.
  • 6 Critique the rationale and practices of eco-design, resource efficiency, product stewardship, green procurement, social marketing and other 'change strategies' which seek to address waste as a life-cycle issue of economic production and products.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 3 4 25%
Written Assignment 2 4 10%
Written Assignment 1 5 6 25%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 6 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.