Taught course

Waste and Resource Management

University of Central Lancashire · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for the course are a minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Degree in an appropriate/relevant subject or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The course provides a critical approach to theories, techniques and methods in sustainable waste management. It is designed for practising waste management professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and understanding and for students intending to embark on a career in the industry. Subjects covered include: environmental management systems, policy regulation and leadership, waste as a resource, practical aspects of waste management and advanced waste treatment technologies.

The course is fully accredited by the CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) which is the major body dealing with waste management issues in the United Kingdom.

Course includes:

Semester 1

  • Practical Aspects of Waste Management
  • Waste Treatment Technology
  • Environmental Legislation and Policy for Waste Management
  • Dissertation

Semester 2

  • Waste Resource and Solutions
  • Environmental Management within Organisations
  • Global Waste Management
  • Dissertation

Semester 3

  • Dissertation
  • Global Waste Management overseas field trip (2012 China)

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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