Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Integrates technical knowledge with other contextual factors to develop solutions to complex coastal engineering and management problems using a multidisciplinary systems approach. Knowledge of hydrodynamics and coastal geomorphology will be extended and applied to understand and analyse the dynamic interactions between human activities and the coastal ocean. Students will also develop advanced modelling and analysis skills to predict the behaviour of complex coastal systems and design appropriate engineering infrastructure.

Unit content

A systems approach to coastal engineering

Statistical analysis of waves and design wave specification

Coastal sediment budgets

Analysis, modelling and prediction of coastal hydrodynamics and geomorphology

Contemporary approaches to coastal engineering and management

Coastal infrastructure design

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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