Courses & Units

Design of Coastal Engineering Structures JEE402


This unit is an advanced ocean engineering unit that introduces the students to key concepts in coastal engineering. The unit extends and applies the concepts from Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics and Applied Offshore Structural Engineering to the context of coastal-zone hydrodynamics, design of coastal-protection structures, and management of coastal environment. In addition, the students are introduced to the elements of port engineering.


Unit name Design of Coastal Engineering Structures
Unit code JEE402
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Damon Howe
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply key concepts in coastal-zone hydrodynamics in the design of coastal structures.
  • Explain natural coastal processes and their impact on coastal engineering.
  • Implement calculation methodologies in the design of coastal structures and port facilities for a given design brief.
  • Understand engineering accountability for safety and environment in the context of sustainable design of coastal engineering structures.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
030913 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,115.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hr workshop weekly (13 weeks)

1 x 1 hr workshop weekly (13 weeks)

1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Group Design Presentation (20%)|Individual Assignment 1 (30%)|Design Project (40%)
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Reeve, D., Chadwick, A. and Fleming, C., 2018. Coastal engineering: processes, theory and design practice. CRC Press.

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