Unit description

This unit explores the diversity of coastal landforms. We examine past and contemporary processes that drive the evolution of coastal landforms, with special consideration given to the ramifications of environmental change for coastal management.

Unit content

MODULE 1: Coastal features

  • Beaches; barriers; dunes
  • Deltas; estuaries

MODULE 2: Coastal processes

  • Waves
  • Tides
  • Climate and weather
  • River systems

MODULE 3: Changing coastal zones

MODULE 4: Management monitoring and solutions

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

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Short, A D & Woodroffe, C D, 2009, The Coast of Australia, 1st edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: ISBN9780521696173.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (10)
Residential session 7 hours (4 days)
Assessment
Quiz5%
Quiz5%
Report40%
Project report40%
Workbook10%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (10)
Residential session 7 hours (4 days)
Assessment
Quiz5%
Quiz5%
Report40%
Project report40%
Workbook10%
Notice

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