Coastal Geomorphology - GEOS3731

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course provides a lecture and field-based study of the processes responsible for shaping and modifying Australian and global coastal environments. The foundation of the course is an application of the morphodynamic approach to understanding coastal environments. Topics covered include coastal evolution, nearshore waves, currents and sediment transport, beaches and other coastal environments, and coastal hazards and management. A strong emphasis is placed on practical applications related to coastal monitoring techniques. Fieldwork is an important component of the course and an optional 3-4 day fieldtrip will involve expense to individual students.

Assumed knowledge: GEOS2721
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