MASC 447: Principles of Coastal Engineering


The coastal environment, history of coastal settlements, coastal zone management and coastal defence principles. Coastal morphology. Coastal system behaviour, factors influencing coastal systems. Wave theory, surf zone process. Tidal theory, coastal water level variations. Coastal transport process. Field measurements, physical and numerical models. Design concepts and philosophy. Coastal structures: types of coastal structures, areas of application, comparative analysis of structures, protection elements. Marine energy resource (tides and waves). Wave energy conversion principles.