Extends and applies a student's knowledge of fluid mechanics and coastal geomorphology to understand and analyse the dynamic interactions between movement of water in the ocean, coastal landforms, and engineered structures. The unit seeks to develop an advanced knowledge of the processes that govern, and the tools needed to investigate and predict, the hydraulic behaviour of coastal systems.
Mechanics of water waves
Hydraulic processes in the surf zone
Coastal water level variations
Statistical analysis of waves
Coastal sediment transport
Analysis and modelling of coastal geomorphology
Analysis and modelling of coastal hydrodynamics
Principles of coastal hydraulic 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||understand and explain in detail hydraulic processes that operate in the coastal ocean||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||analyse and interpret causal relationships between coastal hydraulics and coastal landforms||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||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|
|4||evaluate and apply appropriate modelling techniques to investigate complex interactions between ocean hydraulics, coastal landforms, and engineered structures||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||integrate technical knowledge with a detailed understanding of other contextual factors to derive and communicate appropriate solutions to coastal engineering design problems.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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