Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: MWLU1, V4vr, W4vr. Course coordinator: Hans Hanson,, Water Resources Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: VVR090 Hydro Mechanics (may be studied in pallel). The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. The number of participants is limited to 35 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Written assignments and written examination. Home page:

The course aims at conveying knowledge within the areas of coastal engineering, coastal sediment transport, and coastal management. The emphasis in coastal engineering is directed towards wind generated waves and the forces these waves impose on the coastal zone. In coastal sediment transport focus is on transport processes under the influence of waves and currents. Coastal management discusses coastal protection methods as well as strategies for managing the coast in a wider societal perspective. The course aims at conveying basic knowledge about the governing physical processes as well as overall management strategies where the coastal processes are regarded as a part of society.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


US Army Corps of Engineers: Shore Protection Manual. Hanson, H.: Coastal Engineering Issues in Coastal Zone Management, Hanson, H.: Sediment Transport and Coastal Protection. Hanson, H.: Sample problems in coastal engineering.