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Coastal and Maritime Engineering

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Gerald Muller
Academic year

Module overview

This module will introduce you to the range of skills needed in the determination of design requirements and conditions, planning, and the design of coastal structures. These skills comprise the determination of wave conditions, the determination and analysis of the effect of waves, tides and currents on coastal structures, the design of new coastal structures, the evaluation of existing structures and the design for tsunami events.

The module introduces state-of-the-art concepts and techniques used in the evaluation of environmental loadings on coastal structures and their design as well as characteristics of tsunami waves and their effects on coastal structures, examining the approaches used in the UK and elsewhere. The course will comprise a combination of lectures and a design study.

Students should be aware that this module requires knowledge of mathematics extending to integration, differentiation and first and second order differential equations.