Coastal Engineering

Learning outcomes

You will learn how to: Explain the multi-faceted nature of coastal problems and apply the techniques of coastal engineering analysis. Calculate the transformations waves undergo as they propagate from deep to shallow waters. Predict tidal variations and appraise the impact of tides in the coastal environment. Calculate the detailed wave field in the vicinity of typical coastal structures. Determine wave run-up, long-shore and rip currents in the coastal zone. Calculate sediment transport in the surf and swash zone as well as the evolution of the beach profile. Explain the environmental impacts of coastal engineering works.


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Module leaders

Dr Ioannis Karmpadakis