This unit has an iLearn page that can be accessed through ilearn.mq.edu.au. It contains important information and other materials relating to the unit, including details and links for assessments.
The unit iLearn is the primary way that we communicate with you. Please check it regularly for announcements and posts. You are encouraged to use the Discussion Board on iLearn to post questions and generate discussion with other students. Please only email the convenor with private matters – all other questions should be posted on iLearn.
This unit is delivered in (modules/weekly topics). The organisation of these is outlined in a detailed unit schedule which is available on iLearn.
The class timetable for this unit can be found through the Timetable portal. You should also check the unit schedule as some weeks may have other instructions or locations.
The expected workload for this 10-credit point unit is 150 hours of activity, comprising 72 hours on learning activities and 78 hours on assessment tasks.
Requirements to complete this unit satisfactorily
To complete this unit satisfactorily, you must:
1. Participate in all scheduled classes;
2. Complete all assessments; and
3. Achieve a pass grade or higher.
The descriptions for grades common to all coursework units offered by Macquarie University are outlined in Schedule 1 of the Assessment Policy.
Recommended Texts and/or Materials
P. Nathanail and R.P. Bardos, Reclamation of contaminated land, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester UK, 2004.
M. van der Perk, Soil and water contamination, Taylor & Francis, London UK, 2006.
T. Carney and D.M. Hobson, Contaminated land, E&FN Spoon, New York USA, 1998.
P.B. Bedient, H.S. Rifai and C.J. Newell, Ground water contamination, PTR Prentice-Hall, New Jersey USA, 1994.
I. Mirsal, Soil Pollution Origin, Monitoring & Remediation, Springer, 2008.
D.D. Reible, Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, CRC Press, Boca Roca USA, 2000.
N.K. Shammas and L.K. Wang, Water Engineering: Hydraulics, Distribution and Treatment, Wiley & Sons, Chichester UK, 2015.
US EPA, How To Evaluate Alternative Cleanup Technologies For Underground Storage Tank Sites, 2017.
US EPA, Guidelines for Human Exposure Assessment, 2019.
NSW EPA, Managing Urban Stormwater: Treatment Techniques, Sydney 1997.
NSW EPA, Waste Classification Guidelines Part 1: Classifying waste, Sydney, 2014.
A.T Yeung, Remediation Technologies for Contaminated Sites, in book Advances in Environmental Geotechnics pp 328-369, 2009.
Schoonover and Crim, An Introduction to Soil Concepts and the Role of Soils in Watershed Management, Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 154, 21, 2015.
C. Reimann and P. de Caritat, Establishing geochemical background variation and threshold values for 59 elements in Australian surface soil, Science of the Total Environment, 578, 633, 2017
A. Jankaite and S. Vasarevicius, Remediation technologies for soils contaminated with heavy metals, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 2005.
Technology Used and Required
This unit will use iLearn and Echo360. See the Instructions on how to log in to iLearn and the iLearn quick guides for students which will help you:
- Getting started - Find out how to navigate and familiarise yourself with the iLearn environment
- Activities - Learn how to effectively complete the activities required of you in iLearn
- Assignments and Gradebook - Find out how to submit assessments and view your grades using iLearn
- Online study tips - Studying online is a unique experience, learn how to navigate it here
- Discussion forums - Explore the different types, and features of discussion forums in iLearn
- Lecture recordings - Find out how to access lectures online, as well as the features available to you