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 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
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

A/Prof Shuhong Chai

Teaching staff

Ms Jessica Ryan

Mr Marcus Salonen

A/Prof Shuhong Chai

Level Honours
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 Explain key concepts in coastal-zone hydrodynamics, including natural coastal processes, and assess their influences on design of coastal structures

ILO 2 Apply design methodologies for concrete structural beams, columns, and slabs in the context of coastal and port engineering.

ILO 3 Evaluate commercial, technical, environmental and social factors that influence the design of coastal protection structures and port facilities

ILO 4 Implement calculation methods and develop a solution strategy to the design of coastal structures and port facilities for a given set of design requirements



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)


Team Design Report 50%, Presentation 15%, Class Test 25%, Online Quizzes 10%

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