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.
The unit will be delivered by block teaching (1 week of lectures / workshops in Launceston and excursions to 3 Tasmanian industrial sites prior to commencement of semester 1) followed by learning opportunities throughout semester 1 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 student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston 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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050900 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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(KRA201 - Analytical Chemistry OR KRA211 - Environmental Chemistry OR KRA223 - Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis)


Teaching Pattern

5 days of excursions and lectures/workshops before semester 1 in Launceston, online learning opportunities during semester 1.

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Assignment (20%)|Presentation (20%)|Literature review (20%)
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