Module Delivered in
|Short Title:||Harbour & Coastal Engineering|
|Full Title:||Harbour & Coastal Engineering|
|Module Coordinator:||DES WALSH|
|Description:||The student will be introduced to the principles and fundamentals of Coastal & Harbour Engineering. The module includes wave and water level analysis and an evaluation of coastal processes and coastal management techniques.|
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to|
- Determine design wave conditions
- Determine design water levels
- Evaluate coastal zone processes
- Evaluate coastal management measures
- Design coastal and harbour infrastructure
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
|No recommendations listed|
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
|No incompatible modules listed|
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
|No requirements listed|
|No co-requisites listed listed|
Module Content & Assessment
The coastal environment. Coastal and harbour engineering.
Wave Theory and Wave Transformations
Linear wave theory, wave classification, wave energy and development, wave shoaling and refraction, wave diffraction, wave run-up, wave reflection, wave breaking.
Water Level Variations
Water level measurement, tidal datums, tide prediction, storm surge, long term sea level changes, design water levels.
Coastal Zone Processes
Beach sediment properties and analysis, beach profiles, longshore sediment transport, cross-shore sediment transport, aeolian transport, numerical modelling, sediment budget analysis. Coastal zone management. Case study.
Coastal Protection Techniques
Rubble mound structures; design approach. Vertical sea walls: wave reflection analysis, wave forces. Floating structures. Beach nourishment. Alternative approaches. Modelling applications. Case study.
|End of Semester Formal Examination||80%|
| ||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Formal End-of-Semester Examination||1,2,3,4,5||80%||Semester End|
|Type||Description||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Short Answer Questions||Wave and Water Level Analyses||1,2||10.0||Week 6|
|Project||Coastal Design Project||1,2,3,4,5||10.0||Week 11|
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload & Resources
|Type||Description||Hours||Frequency||Average Weekly Learner Workload|
|Lecture||Theory and Application||3.0||Every Week||3.00|
|Tutorial||Problem Solving||1.0||Every Week||1.00|
|Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)||Revision, Preparation of Assessment Material||3.0||Every Week||3.00|
|Total Weekly Learner Workload||7.00|
|Total Weekly Contact Hours||4.00|
|Recommended Book Resources|
- Sorensen, R.M. 2005, Basic Coastal Engineering, 3rd Ed., Springer Verlag New York Inc. [ISBN: 038723326]
|Supplementary Book Resources|
- Herbich, J.B. 2000, Handbook of Coastal Engineering, 1st Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 0-07-134402-0]
- US Army Corps of Engineers 2003, Coastal Engineering Manual, 1st Ed.
- Abbot, M.B., Price, W.A. 1994, Coastal, Estuarial and Harbour Engineers' Reference Book, 1st Ed., Chapman & Hall London [ISBN: 0 419 15430 2]
- CIRIA 2007, The Rock Manual. The use of rock in hydraulic engineering., 2nd Ed., CIRIA UK [ISBN: 0-86017-683-5]