Courses & Units

Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics JEE306



This unit covers the key elements and essential concepts of ocean wave mechanics that are relevant to design of offshore and coastal structures, including wave-energy conversion devices. The unit extends the concepts in JEE221 Fluid Mechanics and provides the foundations for JEE484 Design of Floating Structures and JEE402 Design of Coastal Engineering Structures.


Unit name Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics
Unit code JEE306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Shuangshuang Fan

Teaching staff

Dr Shuhong Chai

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Describe the different formulations of regular ocean wave kinematics and wave loads and evaluate their applications in design of offshore and coastal structures

ILO 2 Analyse the different transformation processes of ocean waves and different wave-energy conversion methods.

ILO 3 Analyse the application of different wave spectra to describe irregular, linear ocean waves

ILO 4 Implement some of the calculation methods and develop a solution strategy to problems related to ocean wave kinematics and loads on structures



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 030913

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Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)


Online Quizzes (2 x 5%), Class Test 1 (20%), Class Test 2 (30%), Assignment 1 (15%) and Assignment 2 (25%)

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