Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
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).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
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 requirementsYou 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.
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.
|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.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- 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.
There are no set texts for this course.