2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse and interpret wave statistics to quantitatively describe past hydraulic behaviour of the coastal ocean and specify design wave characteristics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||assess and predict morphological change in coastal and estuarine environments using appropriate analysis and modelling tools||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply industry-standard numerical modelling software to investigate complex hydrodynamics in estuarine and coastal environments and evaluate and interpret the results||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||derive and communicate appropriate solutions to coastal engineering problems by using a risk-based, multidisciplinary systems approach to integrate technical knowledge with other contextual factors||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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