Course syllabus

Coastal Hydraulics

VVR040, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-14

General Information

Main field: Water Resources.
Elective for: MWLU2, V5-vr, W5-vr
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written assignments and written examination.


Required prior knowledge: VVR090 Hydro Mechanics (may be studied in pallel).
The number of participants is limited to: 35
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Hans Hanson,
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