Course syllabus

Coastal Hydraulics

VVRN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Main field: Water Resources Engineering.
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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written assignments and written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: VVR090/VVRN35 Hydromechanics (may be studied in pallel).
The number of participants is limited to: 35
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course overlaps following course/s: VVR040

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Hans Hanson,
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