Coastal Engineering - CVEN4502

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisites: CVEN2501, CVEN3501.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Theory of periodic waves in coastal waters. Wave growth, refraction, diffraction, shoaling and breaking processes. Measurement, analysis and prediction of waves. Coastal and beach processes including tides, storms, currents and elevated water levels, morphology, sediment transport mechanisms, beach erosion and nourishment, prediction and modelling of shoreline change. Wave forces on coastal and ocean structures with application to practical engineering design of harbours, breakwaters, seawalls, piles, decks, marinas, pipelines and outfalls.

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