Courses & Units

Environmental Monitoring and Remediation KRA300


KRA300, Environmental Monitoring & Remediation utilises the diversity of examples of environmental chemistry in natural, urban and industrial environments within Tasmania to develop an understanding of the sources and fate of chemical contaminants in the environment, and an understanding of the technologies and management options that can be utilised to minimise, contain, remediate and recycle wastes. Learning activities will provide opportunities for students to develop the skills required for conducting environmental assessments and preparing environmental management plans. Students will be introduced to options for minimising waste, along with contaminant containment and remediation technologies, and traditional and new environmental monitoring techniques. This knowledge, along with an understanding of the framework by which environmental guidelines are developed, will provide the basis for developing environmental management plans. Specific topics covered in KRA300: 1. Chemical pathways and partitioning in the environment 2. Environmental monitoring and assessment 3. Sustainability and environmental management 4. Waste disposal, contaminant containment and environmental remediation


Unit name Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Unit code KRA300
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator Associate Professor Andrew Seen
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the sources, pathways and fate of chemicals in the environment, and their potential environmental impact.
  • Develop an environmental sampling plan, integrating sampling techniques and QA/QC requirements.
  • Evaluate waste management options and their ability to contain, remediate and recycle wastes.
  • Review the environmental management plan and procedures for an activity, assessing the level of sustainability of the activity’s practices, the activity’s environmental impact, and how the activity’s procedures address the requirements of its environmental management plan.
  • Present information, articulating arguments and conclusions, in a variety of modes and according to recognised scientific standards.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



KRA201 - Analytical Chemistry OR KRA211 - Environmental Chemistry OR KRA223 - Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis OR KRA242 Physical and Analytical Chemistry


Teaching Pattern

For Hobart 2023 delivery - 2 hour weekly workshops across Semester 1 complemented by 1-2 days of site visits (e.g. 1 day of visits to GFG Alliance (formerly TEMCO at Bell Bay) and Extractas Bioscience (formerly TasAlkaloids Westbury) on the Wednesday after Easter and a 1 hour visit to Southern Waste Solutions facility during a scheduled class) 

AssessmentAssignment (20%)|Literature review (20%)|Presentation (20%)|Examination (40%)
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